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Karwa Chauth 2017: Puja, rituals, process and fast

The auspicious festival of Karwa Chauth, which is considered as one of the heritage of North Western India, is now celebrated nationwide.

Written by: Arpita Singh, New Delhi [Published on:06 Oct 2017, 7:08 PM IST]
Karwa Chauth
Karwa Chauth 2017

On the pious occasion of Karwa Chauth, married women observe fast for day long for the long life and well- being of their husband. This year the festival will falls on October 8.

Whom to worship:

As goddess Parvati is considered as Akhand Saubhagyavati, women worship goddess Parvati on Karwa Chauth. Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya are also worshipped on this day. 

Karwa Chauth fast:

Women start their day by taking a pledge of observing a day long fast without taking food and water. Married women observe the day long fast and pray for the long life of their husband. After the day-long fast women break their fast by chanting mantra and after getting a glimpse of moon. 

Karwa Chauth puja process:

Women after observing fast for the day-long start the puja rituals after sunset. Women usually draw the image of Goddess Gaura on wall or floor or use an image of Goddess Gaura for the puja process. Women start the puja rituals by chanting mantra and narrate the stories of Karwa Chauth. These puja rituals are generally performed in groups by women. 

After completion of puja, the chauth is given as charity to Brahim. And ladies break their fast after the puja rituals are completed. 

 

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