On the Chaturthi of the Karthika month, Karwa Chauth means presenting Argya to the moon in an earthen pot known as Karwa. Every year, it occurs on the fourth day of the dark fortnight of the Kartika month. Although the origins of this celebration are still a mystery, there are certainly some anecdotes related with it. The following are some of the estimated stories that demonstrate the purpose for this festival.
IMPORTANCE OF KARWA CHAUTH
Karva Chauth starts off as a festival honouring sisterhood and social significance. Girls were married at a young age in the past, and according to tradition, the girls had to leave the house to live with their in-laws. The females will be lonely after the wedding, with no one to share their troubles or love with. On the wedding day, a minor ceremony was held in which a woman was named the bride’s god sister for the rest of her life. For a lifetime, women were regarded as soul sisters and shared a sacred bond of friendship. In times of trouble, stress, and hardship, the God sister would share and empathise with the bride, sharing their problems with one another.
RITUALS OF KARWA CHAUTH
Sargi is a special supper prepared by the mother-in-law and delivered to the daughter-in-law before sunrise on Karwa Chauth Day. This lunch includes sweets as well as wonderful and healthful foods. In addition, the mother-in-law blesses her daughter-in-law by bestowing traditional jewels and a sari to wear on the wedding day. Sargi also makes excellent Karwa Chauth presents.
Mother-in-laws receive gifts from their daughter-in-laws’ in-laws on the day of Karwa Chauth. All the married female members of the husband’s family receive gifts for Karwa Chauth. Dry fruits, salted mathris, saris, and utensils make up the Baya.
Festivals and rituals abound throughout India. Festivals can be found all around the country, from north to south, east to west. Karva Chauth is a large and significant event observed in the northern section of the country. Karva Chauth is observed by married Hindu and Sikh women who fast in honour of their husbands’ long lives. The purpose of the celebration is to pray and hope for their husband’s well-being, prosperity, and longevity.
DATE AND PANCHANG
Date: 13 October 2022
Tithi: Chaturthi upto 27:10
Nakshatra: Krittika upto 18:43
Yoga: Siddhi upto 13:50
First Karana: Bava upto 14:33
Second Karana: Baalava upto 27:10