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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

  • Sat
  • Nov 03, 2012
  • Tue
  • Oct 22, 2013
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  • Oct 11, 2014
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  • Oct 30, 2015
  • Wed
  • Oct 19, 2016
  • Sun
  • Oct 08, 2017
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  • Oct 27, 2018

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MondayMonJan 22, 2018Jan 22Vasant Panchami
WednesdayWedJan 31, 2018Jan 31Thaipusam
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Maha Shivaratri
ThursdayThuMar 01, 2018Mar 01Holika Dahan
FridayFriMar 02, 2018Mar 02Holi
SundaySunMar 18, 2018Mar 18Hindi New Year
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SaturdaySatMar 31, 2018Mar 31Hanuman Jayanti
SaturdaySatApr 14, 2018Apr 14Tamil New Year
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SundaySunApr 15, 2018Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
WednesdayWedApr 18, 2018Apr 18Akshaya Tritiya
TuesdayTueMay 15, 2018May 15Savitri Pooja
SaturdaySatJul 14, 2018Jul 14Puri Rath Yatra
FridayFriJul 27, 2018Jul 27Guru Purnima
WednesdayWedAug 15, 2018Aug 15Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 24, 2018Aug 24Onam
FridayFriAug 24, 2018Aug 24Varalakshmi Vrat
SundaySunAug 26, 2018Aug 26Raksha Bandhan
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WednesdayWedOct 17, 2018Oct 17Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
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TuesdayTueOct 23, 2018Oct 23Sharad Purnima
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WednesdayWedNov 07, 2018Nov 07Diwali
FridayFriNov 09, 2018Nov 09Bhai Dooj
TuesdayTueNov 13, 2018Nov 13Chhath Puja
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