AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Oct. 30, 2020, 12:40 p.m.
New Delhi: The 'Karva Chauth Vrat' (fast) is observed every year on the Chaturthi date of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik month.
This year Karva Chauth will be observed on November 4 (Wednesday). This fast is observed by married women who wish for long lives of their respective husbands.
On this day, the fasting women observe the entire sixteen adornments and perform ritual worship. Decorating the urn for worship and the plate of worship increases the importance of this day even more.
In some parts of the country, the plate used during the Karva Chauth fast rituals is also called 'Baya'. The ingredients on this plate include vermilion, roli, water, dry fruits and earthen lamps.
List of materials to be used during Karva Chauth rituals:
Sandalwood, honey, incense sticks, flowers, raw milk, sugar, pure ghee, curd, sweets, Gangajal, Akshat (rice), vermilion, mehndi, Mahavar, comb, bindi, chunri, bangle, nettle, earthen spout and lid, Deepak, cotton, camphor, wheat, sugars, turmeric, water lotus, yellow clay for making Gauri, wood posture, sieve, Athavari of eight puris, halua and money for 'dakshina' (donation).
Women should read the special story of Karva Chauth on the day of the ritual fast.
Know these beliefs related to the fast:
- Sargi should be eaten before sunrise.
- This sargi should be given by the mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law.
- While eating sargi, it is auspicious to face south.
Importance of Moon worship during Karva Chauth
- In Hindu scriptures, the Moon is considered to be a harbinger of long life, happiness and peace.
- It is believed that the worship of the Moon brings happiness to married life and increases the husband's lifespan.
Auspicious time for Karva Chauth
According to astrologers, the moonrise time in or around Kashi will be around 7:57 pm. On November 4, the auspicious time for observing Karva Chauth rituals is from 5:34 pm to 6:52 pm.