Happy Karwa Chauth 2017! Karwa Chauth is is very popular Hindu festival celebrated by women especially in North Inda. It is a significant day for married women as they celebrate this day by observe a day long fast for the prosperity and long life of their husbands. Married women fast on the day of Karwa Chauth from sunrise to moonrise, without drink a single drop of water until they sight the moon late in the evening. Sometimes unmarried women also observe the fast on this day for their desired husbands. (ALSO READ Happy Karwa Chauth Wishes: WhatsApp, Facebook Status, Messages, Quotes & Gif Photos to share on this Karva Chauth 2017). Also Read - Karwa Chauth, Dhanteras, Diwali, Bhaiya Dooj, Chhath Puja: Here is the List of Festivals Falling in the Month of November 2020

Women apply henna or mehendi a day before Karwa Chauth, women in Rajasthan apply alta and then dress like a bride in traditional outfit and ethnic jewelry on this day. The fast begins at dawn, women begin by eating pre-dawn meal. It is traditional for the pre-dawn meal which is known as sargi to be given to the fasting woman by her mother-in-law. The fasting woman usually does no housework.They prepare the puja alter and worship Goddess Parvati in the evening. Older women narrate the legends of Karwa Chauth and songs are sung; collectively the singers perform the feris as well. Late in the evening, the moon’s reflection is viewed in a vessel filled with water, through a sieve, or through the dupatta. Then after sighting the moon, they offer water to the lunar deity. Then they break their fast after accepting water from their husbands followed by the meal prepared for the puja. (ALSO READ Karwa Chauth Moon Rise Timing 2017: What Time Will Be Chand Seen in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and other Cities in India). Also Read - Karwa Chauth 2020: When is Karwa Chauth? Know the Date, Auspicious Time, and Sargi

Here is the Puja Muhurat and Moonrise/ Chandrodaya time on Karwa Chauth  Also Read - Priyanka Chopra's First Karva Chauth at Jonas Brothers Concert Turns Paris Hilton Heart-Eyed

Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat: 18:17 to 19:31
Duration:1 Hour 13 Mins
Moonrise On Karwa Chauth Day: 20:43
Chaturthi Tithi Begins: 16:58 on October 8, 2017
Chaturthi Tithi Ends: 14:16 on October 9, 2017

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The fasting and Puja performed on Karaka Chaturthi is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati is worshipped first during the Puja followed by Lord Shiva, Kartikeya and Ganesha. Women also worship Goddess Gaura and Chauth Mata.