Karwa Chauth Sunday 8th October 2017
Puja Muhurat/Timings and Chandrodaya time on Karwa Chauth:
Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat/Timings = 5:55 PM to 7:09 PM
Duration = 1 Hour 14 Mins
Moon Rise On Karwa Chauth Day = 20:14
Chaturthi Tithi Starts = 4:58 PM on 8-October-2017
Chaturthi Tithi Ends = 2:16 PM on 9-October-2017
About Karwa Chaut:
Karwa Chaut is observed on Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Kartik month. However, it is in Ashwin month as per Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Southern Indian states. Only the names of the months are different, but Karwa Chauth is observed on the same day in all states.
Karwa Chauth coincides with Sankashti Chaturthi, which is a fasting day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. During Karwa Chauth married women observe fast and perform rituals seeking long life of their husband. They worship Lord Shiva and His family, including Lord Ganesha, and they break the fast only after sighting moon and making offerings to the moon. Karwa Chauth fasting is observed without taking any food or water after sunrise and is concluded only after sighting the moon in the night.
Karwa Chauth day is also called as Karak Chaturthi. Karwa or Karak means the earthen pot through which water offering (Argha) is made to the moon. Karwa is a very important item during Puja and it is donated to Brahmin or any eligible woman.
Karwa Chauth is more popular in North Indian states than in south. After observing four days of Karwa Chauth, the devotees observe Ahoi Ashtami Vrat for the well-being of their sons.