Celebrate Karwa Chauth 2022 With Your Partner
Karwa Chauth is a beautiful Hindi festival celebrating the bond between a husband and wife. This one day festival hinges on the pious practice of fasting and praying.
Married women celebrate karwa Chauth to pray for the longevity of their husband’s life and unmarried women celebrate it to attract a good life partner from the universe. It is celebrated on the fourth day post the full moon. (1) This year, Karwa Chauth falls on the 13th of October and the auspicious time to celebrate it will commence at 1.59 am on that day and last till 14th of October, 3.08 am.
Celebrating Kawa Chauth Has Great Significance
There are a lot of tales associated with Karwa Chauth, and each story speaks of tremendous love and faith on part of the wife.
As the legend goes, once upon a time, there was a woman named Veeravati. She was an only sister to seven brothers. During one of the Karwa Chauth festivals, she came over to her parent's home. She began her fast after sunrise and was waiting to open her fast with the moon rise. Sometime in the evening, she started feeling hungry, and her brothers were disturbed by seeing their sister’s plight. They tricked her into believing that the moon had risen by placing a mirror next to a pipal tree. Veeravati unknowingly broke her fast, and that's when the ominous news of her husband’s death came.
Veeravati was devastated and decided to observe the fast again with full devotion. Impressed by her faith, Yama; the God of death, decided to restore Veeravati’s husband’s life.
Even Mahabharata alludes to the Karwa Chauth rituals, which Mata Parvati observed. This tale was narrated to Draupadi by Lord Krishna when Draupadi was in dire agony for her five husbands who had left for the Nilgiri mountains for self-penance.
In recent times, this festival has a lot of significance attributed to it.
Karwa Chauth is all about a woman praying for the health and well-being of her husband by selflessly fasting for him. This strengthens the bond between a couple and reminds them of the power of their relationship.
Karwa Chauth is a very heartwarming festival and when an unmarried man or woman witnesses the charm and warmth of this festival, they automatically start believing in marriage. This is exceptionally important in today’s time when people are getting so used to the idea of independent living, that they shy away from marriage. Karwa Chauth is a great way to rekindle that age old fondness of marriage in the coming generations.
While celebrating Karwa Chauth, women usually get together in the evening to perform the rituals pertaining to this festival. This gives women a chance to break their duties and mingle with each other.
By observing the rituals associated with Karwa Chauth, we make sure that future generations also take cognizance of our Indian traditions and make an effort to carry them forward. Indian rituals and traditions have a deep rooted impact on our mental health as they make us value our relationships and encourage us to nurture them. (2)
Rituals To Celebrate Karwa Chauth With A Pooja Vidihi
This year Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on 13th October, 2022, which is a Sunday. To observe the fast properly, you can follow the following steps
- Wake up before sunrise, take a bath and take some gangajal in your palm and make a wish for the health and well-being of your husband.
- Eat your sargi, and after that, you commence your fast.
- During this fast, women refrain from food and water but can have a glass of milk or tea after the late afternoon pooja.
- For the late afternoon pooja, women usually get together to pray to Mata Karwa.
- In the evening, after the moonrise, women offer water (argh) and prasad to the moon, look at their husband and the moon through a sieve and then open their fast.
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Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas For Wifes
Karwa Chauth is a special day for you and your wife. In order to commemorate this day, you can show some much needed appreciation and love to your wife by gifting her a traditional sterling silver sindur box. You can browse through our collection on iTokri and choose other gifts of your choice as well.
Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas For Husband
The ladies can make their husbands feel special by gifting them a dry fruit festive gift basket from iTokri. You can also add a shirt, scarf or kurta of your choice.
Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas For Mother In Law
While selecting a gift for your mother in law you can select the handcrafted Paka meenakari saree pin from our website. This is very ethnically designed and will definitely put a smile on your mother in law’s face
Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas For Daughter In Law
For your daughter in law, you can choose the gorgeous pure banarasi hand woven x georgette silk zari nutty dupatta. This dupatta is available in gorgeous colours on our website and you can choose one according to your liking.
Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas For Sister In Law
Our Kutchi embroidery handmade clutch wallet can be an ideal Karwa Chauth gift for your sister in law. You can choose the clutch wallet from the various amazing designs and colours from our portal.
Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas For Daughter
While choosing the perfect Karwa Chauth gift for your daughter, you can make an assorted pack of our traditionalhand painted lotta, traditional handpainted channi, traditional hand painted wooden roli chawal.
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When should we start Karwa Chauth fast?
Karwa Chauth fast commences with sunrise and it is solemnised with moon rise. This fast is believed to be the toughest fast as it is observed with water.
What can you eat on Karva Chauth?
While observing the Karwa Chauth fast, you should refrain from eating or drinking. Apart from sargi, some women have a glass of milk or tea after their late afternoon pooja.
What is the best gift for Karwa Chauth?
Love and appreciation is the best gift for Karwa Chauth that you can give to your spouse or your loved ones. Having said that, there is no better way to personify your love for someone than giving them a thoughtful gift. You can get good quality Karwa Chauth Gifts online from iTokri.
What should we not do in Karva Chauth
One should never make fun of or make snide comments about this festival if they are not fasting. Since Karwa Chauth is all about faith and love, it is best to spread happiness and positivity throughout this day.
What should husbands do on Karva Chauth?
Husbands can observe the fast with their wives if they want and if not, they can spend the day with their wife and plan to do things that they like.
When should I give Karva Chauth gift?
You can give the Karwa Chauth gift at any time of the day. You can either give it at the time of sargi or after opening the fast.