Karva Chauth is one of the major festivals for married women belong to Hindu religion. This festival is a celebration of women with a crucial fast for whole day from before sunrise period to moonrise period. Karva Chauth observes on fourth day after the full moon day of Kartik month of Hindu calendar. This festival is observed by married women for long life of their husband.

Majority it is a festival of Hindu community but some of the Sikh women also observe this festival in India and Pakistan too. Those married women observe a ritual and hard fast without taking a drop of water for whole day during Karva Chauth Vrat. Some of unmarried women also observe this ritual fast for long life of their fiancé or in desire of their future husband.

Origin of Karva Chauth Festival :

Karva Chauth festival is major celebrated in northwestern part of India. there is a myth behind popularity of Karva Chauth in this part of India. some of the people thought that in ancient time of this part husband go far from their houses for some specific purpose or for business purpose but in this side there was a lake of water. So married women observe fasts for their husband safety. There is another story behind this celebration of Karva Chauth some of the people believed this festival observe for Wheat. In this area Karva is called for wheat.

Karva Chauth In Year 2012 : 2 November 2012.

Karva Chauth is a major festival of this northwestern part of the country and celebrated by most of the married women of Hindu religion. This festival celebrated each years in India. In year 2012 it will also be celebrate or observed on 2 November 2012.

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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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