Karwa Chauth 2020 - Complete List of Puja Date and Time, History, Celebration, Significance, Karva Chauth Vrat and more

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Karwa Chauth 2020 - Karwa Chauth or Karva Chauth is celebrated on November 4, 2020. Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) is a one-day festival which is celebrated annually by Hindu women in North India. In this festival the married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and long life of their husbands. Karwa Chauth 2020 is celebrated in the northern states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The festival is observed on the fourth day of the fading moon fortnight also known as the 'Krishna paksha' in the month of Kartik according to the Hindu calendar. Read this article to know the history, dates and timing of Karwa Chauth 2020.

Karwa Chauth 2020

Karwa Chauth 2020 - Karva Chauth is a one-day festival which is celebrated annually by Hindu women in North India. Karwa Chauth fasting is done during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Kartik, and according to Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Southern India, it is Ashwin month which is current during Karwa Chauth. However, it is just the name of the month which differs and in all states, Karwa Chauth is observed on the same day. Karwa Chauth coincides with Sankashti Chaturthi a fasting day followed for Lord Ganesha. The fasting of Karwa Chauth and its rituals are observed by married women for the long life of their husband. Married women worship Lord Shiva and His family, including Lord Ganesha and break the fast only after sighting and making the offerings to the moon. The fasting of Karwa Chauth is strict and observed without taking any food or even a drop of water after sunrise till the sighting of the moon in the night. 

Karwa Chauth day is also known as Karak Chaturthi. Karwa or Karak refers to the earthen pot through which water offering, known as Argha, is made to the moon. Karwa is very significant during Puja, and it is also given as Dan to the Brahmin or any eligible woman. Compare to South Indian states, Karwa Chauth is more popular in North Indian states. After four days of Karwa Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami Vrat is observed for the wellbeing of sons.

History of Karwa Chauth

Actually, there are no official records revealing the exact origin of this festival. But there are multiple legends in Bhagwad Gita that date back the origin of Karva Chauth to the mythological period. As the areas dried up and many rivers in the region subsided from the effects of the monsoon during the months of October and November, military campaigns and long-distance travel generally resumed. As they ventured away from home, women held fast to pray for the safety of their husband. The festival is also consistent with the time for wheat-sowing. To store wheat, large earthen pots called karvas were used, so the fast may also have originated as a prayer for a good harvest.

Karva Chauth Date and Muhurat 2020

Karwa Chauth 2020

4th November

Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat- 17:29 to 18:48

Moonrise- 20:16

Chaturthi tithi Begins- 03:24 (4th November)

Chaturthi tithi End- 05:14 (5th November)

Karva Chauth Celebration

Especially focus on the things which we do not Karwa Chauth such as refrain from wearing black, brown or blue colours while offering Puja. Do not throw bangles, sindoor, bindi, etc. in dustbin. If bangles get cracked while wearing, keep it at the place of Puja. Women doing Karwa Chauth should not use scissors, needle, knife, etc. on this day.

Karwa Chauth 2020 - FAQs

1. Where is Karwa Chaudh celebrated?

Karwa Chaudh is celebrated mainly in North India.

2. When Karwa Chauth is Celebrated?

Karwa Chauth is Celebrated on November 4, 2020.

3. What are the main Attractions of Karwa Chauth?

The puja process and rituals are the main attractions of Karva Chauth.

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