India is a land of traditions, and every religion has its own set of customs and traditions to be followed. Karwa Chauth is one such occasion, which is followed with great enthusiasm and passion. Karwa Chauth is celebrated by all married Hindu women, who observe a fast from the break of day till they sight the moon, for the well being and long life of their husbands.

Karwa Chauth Vrat Rituals:

This is one beautiful custom, which helps strengthen the bonds between a husband and a wife. No other religion has such a beautiful concept than in Hindus. This festival was specially celebrated by the North Indians, but is slowly catching up in the rest of India, and women make a great deal of preparation for Karwa Chauth.

Karwa Chauth also is a time, when all the families get together to celebrate, and share food, and exchange gifts. The gifts are all meaningful that help in imbibing love, affection and brightness in a married couples life.

The women apply henna, and dress in their finest clothes and adorn their jewels for their husbands like they dressed up for their marriage.

The significant feature of Karwa Chauth is that the women undertake the fast at the break of dawn and break the fast only after seeing the moon. This fast is unique as the wife has neither a morsel of food nor drop of water for the whole day, just to pray for her husbands’ long life and well-being. Spiritually fasting helps create a connection with God, and also helps in establishing a co-ordination between body and mind.

The husbands also take an active part in Karwa Chauth by gifting their wives for the fast they kept for their long life. The gifts include jewellery, saris, accessories that should implicate nothing but pure love for their wives. So keep a Karwa Chauth vrath for your husband, for his longevity and security.

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Karwa Chauth is the day of celebration by Hindu Married Women. On the day of Karwa Chauth women keep fast, even without having a drop of water. Women keep fast for long and healthy life of their husband.

Karwa Chauth Festival Celebration By Hindu Women:

They pray for security and prosperity for their husband. A story of Lord Shiva and Parvati is behind this fast or vrat.


Once a time goddess Parvati asked to Lord Shiva that how can a women make secure life of her husband. Then lord Shiva told Parvati about Karwa chauth that a man will get bless for long and secure life who’s wife will have fast and pooja of Karwa Chauth.

According to legends, this vrat kept in the town of Shukraprastha by Veeravati, the daughter of Ved sharma and Leela vati first of all. Story of veeravati is also a part of doing this fast. After fasting of veeravati this fast or vrat is keeping by married women’s till now. Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day of new moon and 9 day before Diwali festival. Women who keep this vrat or fast observed bless of “Saobhagyavati” (immortality for her wifehood). Preparation for fast starts before one day of Karwa Chauth. Women goes to market to purchase things of pooja like Mehandi, bangles, Bindi etc. if they not have yet at home. These things are the symbol of married women. They wear and apply them for getting long and secure Wife hood.

Women wakes up early in the morning. They take holy bath and prepare some food to eat before sunrise. After that they start to do daily work. They apply Mehandi on hands and feet. In afternoon women’s gathered at some common place like temple, garden or at someone’s place who is also keeping this fast. Elderly women says the story of Karwa Chauth to all women. They establish a pot of clay filing with fresh water or milk (Kalash), adopting Pancharatna over it before starting of Karwa Chauth story. After listening Karwa Chauth story pot they donate it to Brahmin person.

At night times women’s who get thrusters and hungers wait for moon arising. Husband’s of there has also come to home for further processing of fast or Vrat pooja. When moon comes to seem women see the reflection of moon into the water. After that they serve water to moon (more…)

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