Karwa Chauth or Karva Chauth is a Hindu festival which will be celebrated on October 8 this year. It is traditionally observed by married women during which they conduct a nirjala fast for the safety and longevity of their husbands.
The word Karwa or Karak refers to the earthen pot through which water offering, known as Argha is made to the moon. Karwa Chauth falls during the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Kartik as per the Hindu calendar.
Women, who dress in bright and colorful ethnic wear looking nothing less than a bride, observe rigorous fast throughout the day and break it only after offering prayers to the moon. Women offer water to the moon as a part of their prayer by holding a sieve in another hand.
The Puja Muhurat for this begins from 06:03 PM and ends at 07:17 PM. The moon will rise on Karva Chauth at 08:27 PM. The Chaturthi Tithi on Karwa Chauth begins on the 8 October at 04:58 PM and the Chaturthi Tithi ends on the 9th of October at 02:16 PM.