Karwa Chauth 2023 Date, History, Significance, Rituals 

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By Bhargab Kaushik

Karva Chauth, a major Indian event celebrated primarily by married women, is quickly approaching. The festival of love, trust, and marital delight is celebrated with great zeal and confidence. If you’ve ever wondered about this lucky day, look no further. Karwa Chauth 2023 is scheduled for November 1, 2023 (Wednesday). According to the Hindu calendar, the event takes place during the waning moon cycle in the month of Kartika, approximately nine days before Diwali.

Karwa Chauth 2023 Date, History, Significance, Rituals 

Karwa Chauth 2023 Date 

Karwa Chauth fasting occurs during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Kartik. However, according to the Amanta calendar, which is used in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Southern India, Ashwin month is presently in effect during Karwa Chauth 2023. Karwa Chauth is observed on the same day in all states; the only difference is the name of the month.

Sankashti Chaturthi, a fasting day for Lord Ganesha, falls on the same day as Karwa Chauth 2023. Married women observe the Karwa Chauth fast and associated practices in the goal of extending their husbands’ lives. Married ladies fast only after viewing and sacrificing to the moon. They worship Lord Shiva and His household, which includes Ganesha. Karwa Chauth is distinguished by fasting from sunrise till sunset.

Karva Chauth History and Significance

There are no informative documents of how this festival came to be. Karva Chauth is said to have originated in mythological times according to certain Bhagwad Gita traditions. The most well-known story is that of Queen Veeravati. Her seven brothers deceived her into breaking her first Karva Chauth because of their devotion to her. Veeravati was heartbroken when she found out about her husband’s death after breaking the fast. She sobbed till a deity revealed her brothers’ deeds. She asked Veeravati to complete the procedure, compelling Yama to release her husband’s spirit.

NameKarwa Chauth 2023 Date
Festival Year2023
Date1 November 2023
Day Wednesday

This day is associated with Arjuna leaving the Pandavas for the Nilgiris in the Mahabharata. They had numerous problems while he was away, so Draupadi approached Lord Krishna, who instructed her to fast for her spouse. She performed his ceremonies and assisted the Pandavas in resolving all of their problems. Pati-vrata women Karwa Satyavan and Savitri are mentioned in many traditions about the festival’s origins.

Karva Chauth 2023 Celebrations across India

On this day, married women celebrate their nuptials by dressing up as brides and applying Mehandi. They break their fast at sunrise and do not eat or drink anything until they see the moon. In the evening, they worship and tell stories about Karwa Chauth’s origins. When the moon appears, they break their fast by presenting water to the moon and then to their spouses. 

The men then give their wives water and a snack to break their fast. Gifts are presented to married ladies as a display of their wealth and affection by their husbands and in-laws. Unmarried women in several parts of India also fast on this day in the hopes of finding their perfect life partner.

Best Places To Observe Karva Chauth Celebrations in India

  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Delhi

Is Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) a Public Holiday?

Karva Chauth, also known as Karaka Chaturthi, is an optional holiday. Employees in India can select a limited number of vacation days from an optional list of underemployment and holiday legislation. While most businesses and offices are open on this day, some employees may choose to take the day off.

Auspicious Mahurat Time of Karwa Chauth 2023

This year’s Karwa Chauth falls on Tuesday, October 31st. Tuesday, October 31, from 5:59 p.m. to 7:13 p.m., is a lucky night. This means you have one hour to do your pooja within that time frame. Only when two moons are visible in the sky on this day will the worship be declared complete. The moon will rise in the sky between 8:00 and 8:40 p.m. on Karwa Chauth.

Karwa Chauth Puja Vidhi

  • On Karva Chauth, get up early and take a bath. Pledge to wear clean clothes.
  • Make a ground rice image of Karwa Mata for your home temple wall. Karwa Dharna is the technique. Place a picture of Maa Parvati and Shiva on a wooden pedestal in the evening, with Lord Ganesha on her lap.
  • To hear or read Karva Chauth Vrat, fill the new Karwa with water. Make cosmetics for Maa Parvati. Worship Parvati, Ganesha, and Shiva after that. After the moon rises, worship and offer arghya.
  • Begin your fast with water or a nibble from your husband. After the service, seek blessings from the mother-in-law and house elders.

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