Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth is an Indian festival that is celebrated by Hindu women in India on the fourth day after the full moon in the month of Kartika.

On this day as a part of the festival, married women dress up in new clothes and apply Mehendi on their hands. Women took a fast on this day and celebrate it by narrating the folk tale, reading Karwa Chauth stories and singing songs- which all make it a festival more lively. The fast is later broken only after having a glimpse of the moon.

On this day married women worship Goddess Parvati for the long and beautiful married life ahead. Goddess Parvathi portraited as the best wife in sacred books. Followed by Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh and Lord Kartikeya for family welfare. 

This festival is mainly celebrated in the northern region of the country which includes Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. On the day of the fast, women from Punjab awake to eat and drink before sunrise. In Uttar Pradesh, celebrants eat soot feni with milk in sugar on the evening of the festival. It is said that this helps them go without water the next day. On the Karwa Chauth occasion, fasting women choose to wear Karwa Chauth special dresses like a traditional saari to look their best and appear as beautiful to their husbands. In some regions, women wear traditional dresses of their states. 

Karwa Chauth 2021  will be celebrated on 24th October. 

The story behind Karwa Chauth from Mahabaratha is as It’s believed that Draupadi had conjointly ascertained this quick for the protection and long lifetime of her husbands.

 Once Arjun had gone for penance within the Nilgris, the remainder of the Pandavas featured several issues. It’s believed that Draupadi had sacrificed her luxurious life and fast particular days for the protection and long lifetime of her husband. 

The story:

once Arjun had gone for penance within the Nilgris, the remainder of the Pandavas featured several issues in his absence. That is once Draupadi remembered Lord Krishna for his facilitate, reminded her that on an identical scenario earlier goddess  Parvathi took fast for her husband Lord Shiva. By adopting the same, Draupadi too keeps a quick of Karva Chauth with all its rituals for her husbands. And consequently, the Pandavas can face their issues and overcome them. Even in the absence of Arjunan.