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KARVA CHAUTH / KARWA CHAUTH

When is Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth in 2019?

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth in 2019 is on the Thursday, 17th of Oct (10/17/2019).

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth is on the 290th day of 2019. There are 75 days left in the year.

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth Facts

  • Date: Oct 17, 2019
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Karwa Chauth
  • Celebrations: Praying to the Moon, Fasting, Gift exchange, Wearing new clothes
Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth, one of many Hindu festivals, is a fasting ritual observed by all married Hindu women who seek the longevity, prosperity and well-being of their husbands. This festival is very popular amongst married Hindu women in the western and northern parts of India, primarily in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh. During the Karwa Chauth festival, married Hindu women dedicate the day to their husbands. Normally, women who observe this festival are called "Saubhagyavati" meaning "joyous and happy status of wifehood." The festival was emerged also as a day for celebrating autumn. Hindu married women enjoy the company and companionship of relatives and friends. As of recently, the celebration has been given a more religious touch.

Karwa Chauth is glorified and also widely solemnized by Hindus and Sikh living in the northwestern part of India. Karva means clay pot while chauth means fourth. Karwa chauth commemorates the fourth day that follows the full moon in the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. This festival is typically celebrated immediately after the autumn harvest. This is the best time to meet friends and relatives and exchange gifts. During this festival parents send various gifts to their married daughters.

Karwa chauth is known for its extraordinary observance rate among married women in certain parts of India. Karwa chauth is celebrated in different ways depending on the region where a person lives. During this festival, jewelry, clothes and gifts are received from both the woman's mother-in-law and mother. All married women wear wedding day outfits once again and apply mehndi.

There are many similar stories that are associated with karwa chauth from one part of India to another. During this particular day various items such as karwa, which is an earthen pot that has spout are actually collected and worshiped, is offered to the Goddess Parvati and Lord Siva. Usually the festival does not end until the moon is fully seen at night. During this festival an elderly woman is supposed to narrate a karwa chauth story before this fast is over.

Karwa chauth is a very important as well as a difficult fast that all married Hindu women observe. The festival begins just before sunrise and ends after worshiping the moon and doing prayers at night. No water or food can be consumed once the sun rises. The fast is only broken after seeing the moon and after all rituals of that particular day have been performed. When the moon has appeared, women break the fast after they have offered water to the moon.

Women dress in special clothes during this festival. A pink or red sari with a gold woven pattern is worn by many women as part their custom and is worn only in the evening. New brides will wear their wedding costumes. The karwa chauth fast sets a merry tone of frolic and fun, feasting and festivity and is amongst the biggest festivals celebrated by Hindus.

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Nov 03, 2012
  • Tue
  • Oct 22, 2013
  • Sat
  • Oct 11, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 30, 2015
  • Wed
  • Oct 19, 2016
  • Sun
  • Oct 08, 2017
  • Sat
  • Oct 27, 2018
  • Thu
  • Oct 17, 2019

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 15, 2019Jan 15Makarsankranti / Pongal
MondayMonJan 21, 2019Jan 21Thaipusam
SaturdaySatFeb 09, 2019Feb 09Vasant Panchami
MondayMonMar 04, 2019Mar 04Maha Shivaratri
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2019Mar 20Holika Dahan
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21Holi
FridayFriMar 22, 2019Mar 22Hindi New Year
SaturdaySatApr 06, 2019Apr 06Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
SaturdaySatApr 13, 2019Apr 13Ramanavami
SundaySunApr 14, 2019Apr 14Tamil New Year
MondayMonApr 15, 2019Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
MondayMonApr 15, 2019Apr 15Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Hanuman Jayanti
TuesdayTueMay 07, 2019May 07Akshaya Tritiya
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03Savitri Pooja
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2019Jul 04Puri Rath Yatra
TuesdayTueJul 16, 2019Jul 16Guru Purnima
MondayMonAug 05, 2019Aug 05Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09Varalakshmi Vrat
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15Raksha Bandhan
SaturdaySatAug 24, 2019Aug 24Krishna Janmashtami
MondayMonSep 02, 2019Sep 02Ganesh Chaturthi
WednesdayWedSep 11, 2019Sep 11Onam
TuesdayTueSep 17, 2019Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
SaturdaySatSep 28, 2019Sep 28Mahalaya Amavasya
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Navaratri begins
MondayMonOct 07, 2019Oct 07Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
TuesdayTueOct 08, 2019Oct 08Dusshera
SundaySunOct 13, 2019Oct 13Sharad Purnima
ThursdayThuOct 17, 2019Oct 17Karwa Chauth
FridayFriOct 25, 2019Oct 25Dhan Teras
SundaySunOct 27, 2019Oct 27Diwali
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2019Oct 29Bhai Dooj
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02Chhath Puja
TuesdayTueNov 12, 2019Nov 12Kartik Poornima
SundaySunDec 08, 2019Dec 08Geeta Jayanti
MondayMonDec 16, 2019Dec 16Dhanu Sankranti