Karwa Chauth 2019: Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Mistakes One should not make while fasting take a look

Karwa Chauth 2019: Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Mistakes One should not make while fasting take a look
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Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated by married Hindu women on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik.

Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated by married Hindu women on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. The festival celebrates divine love and togetherness between couples. Women and men (though there are few) observe fast for the longevity of their partner. After starting their day with sargi which is a pre-dawn meal, one cannot have a single drop of water before worshipping the moon. Women also worship Chauth Mata in the evening, who is the manifestation of Goddess Parvati. The origin of Karwa Chauth goes back to the period of Mahabharata when Savitri begged Lord Yamraj, the god of death for her husband's soul. The festival is mainly celebrated in North India, especially in states such as Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, etc.

PUJA VIDHI, MUHURAT AND TIMING OF KARWA CHAUTH.

Ladies dress up like a bride on this auspicious day. They wear ethnic dresses such as lehenga, saree or ghagra and adorn themselves with jewellery. The festival is celebrated widely in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, etc. Daily soaps and Bollywood movies have played a big role in making this celebration immensely popular. Know what are 'solah sringar' and their significance

Mistakes one should not make while fasting on karwa Chauth

Karva Chauth is round the corner and married Hindu women have started preparing for the most important and cherish festival, Karva Chauth. It is a one day-long festival celebrated every year by Hindu women especially in North India.

During the day women abstain from food and water, and at night after moonrise, they break their fasts by reading the 'vrat katha' and performing the 'puja vidhi'.

According to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, the festival of Karva Chauth falls in the month of Kartik (in the October or November) on the 4th day after the full moon day. The fast of Karva Chauth is also kept by some unmarried women according to their custom and tradition for the longevity of their fiances or desired husbands in the future

Prayers and puja rituals to Maa Gauri or Chauth Mata should be done before seeing the Moon. Do not forget to offer halwa during the puja.

Do not give or donate white-coloured items such as rice, curd, milk, etc to anyone on Karwa Chauth. This can yield negative results.

Wearing bright colour outfit and doing solah shringar is a must on this day. Do not wear black, brown or blue colours while offering puja.

Do not be ignorant while doing puja

If you are keeping Karva Chauth fast, do not use scissors, needle, knife, etc on this day

Do not hurt or insult anybody on this day especially your elders. Talk politely and with love to your mother-in-law and mother. Strengthen your bonds on the day which marks the celebration of togetherness

Do not throw bangles, sindoor, bindi, etc in the dustbin. If bangles get cracked while wearing, keep it at the place of puja.

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