Guwahati: Karwa Chauth, also referred to as Karak Chaturthi, is observed every year on the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi (fourth day) of the Kartik month as per the Purnimant calendar and Ashwin month as per the Amavasyant calendar. The names of the Hindi months might differ, but the festival is observed on the same date as per the English calendar.
The festival is quite significant for Indian women. Not only married but unmarried women too observe a day-long fast on Karwa Chauth. The married women pray for their husband’s wellbeing while unmarried women pray to get desired life partner.
On Karak Chaturthi, women offer prayers to Maa Parvati, who is believed to epitomise Akhand Saubhagya. Read on to know the Karwa Chauth 2021 date, Vrat timings, Puja Samagri and Puja muhurat.
Karva Chauth 2021 Significance:
The festival of Karva Chauth is a celebration of marriage. On this day, married women observe a nirjala vrat (fasting without water). They also pray for a healthy, prosperous, and long life for their husbands. Women worship Karva Mata, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya on this day and take a sankalpa (pledge) to observe the vrat with utmost devotion and sincerity. Additionally, women begin their fast from sunrise and don’t consume even a drop of water, let alone food, until they see the moon. Fasting women also apply henna to their hands and deck up in make-up, clothes and jewellery.
KARWA CHAUTH 2021 DATE
This year, Karwa Chauth is being observed today, Sunday, October 24. The Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi of Kartika month started at 3:01 AM on October 24 and will continue to remain in effect at 5:43 AM on October 25. The Karwa Chauth 2021 fast timings will prevail between 6:27 AM and 8:07 PM on October 24.
KARWA CHAUTH 2021: PUJA MUHURAT
The auspicious muhurat to perform Karwa Chauth puja will take place between 5:43 PM and 6:59 PM on October 24.
KARWA CHAUTH 2021: MOONRISE TIMING
The Moon is predicted to rise at 8:07 PM on Karwa Chauth day.
KARWA CHAUTH 2021: POOJA SAMAGIRI
The woman will need the following items to perform Karwachauth PoojaA: lamp, cotton wick, an oil lamp, hoop, flowers, sweets, Roli, Incense sticks, an earthen pot, Roll, dhoop, sindoor, Chandan, Haldi, honey, sugar, milk, water, curd, ghee, and Kapur.
Though, popular culture has told us that during Karva Chauth, women fast throughout the day and deck up in beautiful clothes and jewellery. The actual traditions vary in each state. For instance, in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, women pass pots called karvas among themselves, seeing the moon’s reflection in the water or through a sieve. After this, they offer water to the moon and then drink water from their husband’s hands. Women then break their fast and eat.