Are you fasting on Karva Chauth Vrat? Do you follow all the rituals attached to the Vrat? Karwa Chauth is coming, and you should know all the needful procedures to do the Vrat correctly.
Also, it is an excellent chance to refresh your love sparks with your life partner. Doing Vrat perfectly helps strengthen your relationship. Let's dive into the article to know everything about Karvachauth.
When is Karva Chauth?
Karva Chauth comes nine days before Diwali. According to our Hindu traditions, every year, the Chaturthi of Kartik month is celebrated as Karava Chauth.
|Date of Karva Chauth:||17 October 2019|
|Time of Karva Chauth fast:||from 06:27 am to 08:16 pm on 17 October 2019|
|Auspicious time for Pooja:||17 October 2019 at 05:46 pm to 07:40 pm|
Karwa Chauth Puja Vidhi
The best time to do Krava Chauth Puja is after sunset. This Puja is focused on seeking the blessing of Goddess Parvati. You should draw a Chauth Mata image or worship her idol. Chauth Mata is the representation of Goddess Parvati. Note down the Mantra to recite in the puja.
"नमः शिवायै शर्वाण्यै सौभाग्यं संतति शुभाम्। प्रयच्छ भक्तियुक्तानां नारीणां हरवल्लभे॥"
After Goddess Parvati, one should worship Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. Generally, women do puja in a group and narrate Karva Chauth's story. After Puja, Karwa Is given to Brahmin
Karwa-Karwa should be filled with milk, and Gangajal .precious stones or coins should be dropped in it. After the puja, it is donated to a Brahmin or Suhagan women(married women). While you give the Karwa, chant the Mantra shared below.
"करकं क्षीरसम्पूर्णा तोयपूर्णमथापि वा। ददामि रत्नसंयुक्तं चिरञ्जीवतु मे पतिः॥"
After the puja, women should wait until the moon rises. Worship God moon and offer him water and Prasad. Watch your husband's face through a strainer. Pray for his long, happy,- healthy and prosperous life. Now you can break your fast.
Karwachauth Puja Material
All the needful things to do the puja is listed below
- Mud pot and lid
- Sandalwood and Kumkum powder
- Roli and flowers
- Raw milk, ghee
- Comb ,bindi,bangles
- The yellow clay to make Gaur Mata
- Halwa and kheer
Karva Chauth Katha
The essential part of Karwa Chauth vrat is narrating the Karva Chauth story and its importance. Let's know the story in brief.
According to the Katha, a moneylender had seven boys and a girl, named Karva. All the brothers loved their sister very much. On one fine evening, when brothers came home after the business, they saw her sister in trouble.
All the brothers tell their sister to eat something, but the sister kept the waterless fast of Chauth, and she can not eat until the moonrise. Brothers can not see their sister in such a condition. The youngest brother lit a lamp on the Pipal tree and put it in a sieve. From a distance, if one saw it, it looked like a rising moon.
Sister saw the moon, and finally, she worshipped it and broke the fast, but when she put a piece of food in the mouth, she got the news of her husband's death. She did the vrat wrongly, and the angry goddess did this with her. After a year, all other sisters kept the fast of Karwa Chauth.
When younger sister worshipped Goddess during the Vrat, Karwa urges to become Suhagin. And seeing the dedication of Karwa, The dead husband immediately wakes up. And in this way, she again becomes Suhagin. This is how this Karwa Chauth tradition is celebrated all over the nation to enjoy prolonged marital status.
Fasting Rules: Do and Dont's
According to the Karva Chauth tradition, there are some rules of the vrat. One can not eat or drink before the moon rises. Even drinking water is not permissible. Once the moon rises, one should worship it, and then fast can be broken.
- Eat Sargi properly (mother-in-law prepares sargi with milk, dry fruits, and carbs)
- Keep yourself busy during fasting hours
- While fasting don't overdo any physical exercises
- When you break your fast, don't eat heavy food first
- Pregnant women, diabetics and urinary tract infected patients avoid fasting
- Faulty fasting methods can trigger server health issues
- Don't stuff yourself with too much food before fasting
- Avoid gossips, bitching, and nagging on this auspicious day. When you meet your women group, focus on Puja.
- Avoid gymming, you all fitness freak women!
Karwa Chauth is very famous due to the Cinema and daily TV soaps nowadays. But if we can keep aside all the myths and glamours attached by these mediums, Karva Chauth is a Vrat for prolonged happy and harmonious, marital life.
Once you do it with the right fasting rules and procedures, it enhances the husband's life. So, all the beautiful ladies out there, are you ready to do your Krava Chauth Vrat?
Don't forget to wear a gorgeous red saree, as a mark of Suhagin. Wear beautiful jewelry and Bangles too! Fascinate your soulmate in the most traditional ways this year, and make the most of KravaChauth Traditions!
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