Karwa Chauth 2019: Occasion Of Togetherness
This year, the elebration of Karwa Chauth 2019 will fall on Thursday, 17 October 2019. Every year, Karwa Chauth falls on the Chaturthi (fourth day) of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik. The commemoration comes with much pomp and show in North India, but is celebrated throughout the country now with the modern times of Bollywood and Indian television. Karva Chauth 2019 is marked to celebrate the bond of love and trust shared by a married couple. In order to thank your beloved for all those priceless moments, and in prayer that they live long, this day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and bliss. Read on as we discuss Karwa Chauth 2019 in detail.
What Is Karwa Chauth 2019?
Karwa Chauth is an age old ritual followed by Indian women staying in India or outside. This festival is more popular in North India and also with the Sikh community. On the day of Karva Chauth 2019, women observe a day long fast and pray for the good health and prosperity of their beloved, husbands or the would-be-husbands. This ritual of celebrating Karwa Chauth 2019 is largely followed in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, to name a few.
Before we go ahead and tell you what rituals to follow in this Karwa Chauth 2019, let's first understand the meaning of Karva Chauth 2019.
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Meaning Of Karwa Chauth 2019
The word Karwa means 'earthen pot' and Chauth means 'fourth day'. The earthen pot which is used during the rituals is a symbol of prosperity and well being. Hence, the name Karva Chauth is given to this day.
This Karwa has a huge significance when the fast is observed. The rituals which would be followed in Karwa Chauth 2019 are stated below:
How To Celebrate Karwa Chauth 2019?
On the day of Karwa Chauth 2019, women observe a day long fast and pray for the good health and prosperity of their beloved, husbands or the would-be-husbands. This ritual of celebrating Karva Chauth 2019 is largely followed in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, to name a few.
- Observances: Fasting by married women, worshipping Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, mehendi/henna, puja.
- Type of Holiday: Religious
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Rituals Followed During Karwa Chauth
Women who observe Karwa Chauth 2019 fast, wake up before sunrise and get ready to commence fasting. According, to the Hindu customs, it is one of their most sacred fasts. Karva Chauth 2019 fast starts from sunrise and ends in the evening, only after seeing the Moon. Throughout the day, women do not consume any food, not even water. The main deities worshiped on this day are Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and their sons, Lord Kartikeya & Ganesha. Women worship the holy God Shiva and Goddess Parvati with ten earthen pots (Karwas) filled with sweets. Once the rituals are done, these Karwas are distributed to daughters and sisters.
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As we now know Karwa Chauth 2019 has many stories associated with it, be it the story from the epic Mahabharata or the story of Karwa, the festival has been celebrated since ages.
Let's find out the main significance of Moon in the festival of Karwa Chauth 2019: Why do the ladies eagerly wait for the moon to shine on Karva Chauth 2019?
Significance Of The Moon On Karva Chauth 2019
The Moon plays a major role during Karwa Chauth 2019 celebrations. It is the sighting of the Moon that allows the women to break their fast. The procedure observed is, women first see the Moon through the filter (sieve) and then see their beloved or husbands. Once that is done, the ladies are fed with sweet or milk, thus breaking the fast. Also, as per beliefs, the couple enjoys a prosperous married life that lasts for as many pores as there are in the sieve. It is believed that the Karva Chauth 2019 ritual of looking at the husband through the sieve removes all the evil effects from him.
Since the festival of Karwa Chauth 2019 is a women festival, women who are married look forward to this festival, as it redefines the love and bond between a couple. Newly married females look forward to their first Karwa Chauth 2019, as on this day they feel extremely special.
Let's read on to know more what Karva Chauth 2019 will offer the new brides and what they should look forward to on Karwa Chauth 2019.
Women celebrating their First Karwa Chauth this year
The first Karwa Chauth 2019 is a very important occasion for every married woman. New brides wear their bridal dresses, elegant jewelry, and makeup - ready almost as they were on their wedding day. The mother-in-law of the woman observing her first Karva Chauth 2019 prepares an elaborate meal. Sargi is an integral part of Karwa Chauth 2019 Vrat. It includes Pheni (a sweet made by using milk and semolina), Paratha and various types of fruits and sweets. The mother-in-law then gives her daughter-in-law gifts, which can be jewelry, saree, or any other such thing - another ritual of Karwa Chauth 2019. Like the first Sargi, there is another Karva Chauth 2019 ritual called first Baya. Baya is the gift given to the mother-in law by the daughter's parents. The most important thing among all this is a gift from the husband. After an entire day's fasting, Karwa Chauth 2019 Katha is performed with complete rituals. The wife waits for that special gift from her husband, which he willingly gives.
The new brides look forward to all these special celebrations, Sargi, and gifts from their husband and mother-in-law this Karwa Chauth 2019.
The celebration of Karwa Chauth 2019 begins in advance. This Karva Chauth 2019, don't forget to do all these things.
What To Do On Karwa Chauth 2019?
A number of rituals like Karwa Chauth 2019 Sargi, Kara 2019 Chauth Katha are followed on this day. But there are certain other rituals that are followed on the day of Karva Chauth 2019 by the females throughout the country or globe.
This Karwa Chauth 2019, when you celebrate don't forget any of these rituals:
- One of the foremost things is to get Mehndi or henna applied on both the hands before Karva Chauth 2019. It is a sign of a happily married woman - a symbol of her Suhag. The darker the color of the Mehndi the deeper is the love between the couple, as per beliefs.
- On Karwa Chauth 2019, it is a compulsory custom for all women to sport gorgeous Bindis. The colors preferred for this day are red or pink.
- Women dress up in heavy work sarees, Ghagra Cholis, and Lehengas - often similar to the way they dressed up on their marriage. Getting ready like a bride is a special Karwa Chauth 2019 ritual.
- In the evening, all the women in the neighborhood gather for the evening rituals, which includes Karwa Chauth 2019 Vrat Katha.
- During the Puja of Karwa Chauth 2019, Thalis are exchanged and special Karwa Chauth songs are sung. The eldest women in the group narrates the story of Karwa Chauth 2019.
This Karva Chauth 2019, we all will see females practising all these rituals with full devotion towards their beloved.
Karwa Chauth 2019 is a festival in which special meals are prepared. We at AstroSage, bring you the delicacies that you should look forward to have, after a day long fast of Karwa Chauth 2019.
Delicacies For Karwa Chauth 2019
Post the fasting on Karwa Chauth 2019, we are sure you would look forward to special delicacies for opening your fast. After the end of Karwa Chauth Vrat, females can eat anything of their choice. Usually items like Matar Paneer, Dal Makhani, Rice, Chapati, Mix Vegetable and sweets (Halwa, Phirni or Malpua) are prepared at home - something special and often even a Chappan Bhoga.
Karva Chauth 2019 can be best described by these lines:
Pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati with full devotion and dedication in your heart.
Females who will observe the fast,
Don't forget to follow the rituals (Sargi and Karwa) led down in the past.
Karwa Chauth, a festival when all eyes will wait for the Moon to shine,
Females will look forward to the surprise gift from the man in their life.
Karwa Chauth 2019 will be the time to express your love,
A time to remember the legends and cherish the bond throughout your lifetime.
Karva Chauth 2019 is a day which every Hindu woman should experience. Karwa Chauth 2019 is the day which brings many relations closer for the well being and prosperity of the family.
AstroSage Wishes All Its Readers A Very Happy Karwa Chauth 2019!