Karwa Chauth 2022 Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Samagri, Mantra, Times: Widely celebrated in the northern part of India and among married Hindu women around the world, Karwa Chauth is the festival of marriage where the wife fasts for her husband’s long and healthy life, only breaking it when she sees the moon at night.
According to Drik Panchang, Karwa Chauth fasting is performed during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Kartik. worship of married women Lord Shiva and his family, including Lord Ganesha, and only break the fast after making offerings to the moon. The fast is extremely strict and women are not allowed to eat or drink anything, not even a drop of water, after sunrise until the end of the puja.
This year the festival will be celebrated on Thursday October 13th. The Puja Muhurat is from 5:55 p.m to 07.09 o’clock in the day and Lent is from 6:21 a.m to 8:11 p.m. According to Drik Panchang, the Chaturthi Tithi begins at 01:59 on October 13 and ends at 03:08 on October 14. This year Karwa Chauth coincides with Sankashti Chaturthi, a day of fasting for Lord Ganesha.
The name of the festival derives from ‘karwa’ meaning earthen pots used to store wheat and ‘chauth’ meaning ‘fourth day’. Women buy new clay pots or karwa, decorate them and place gifts like bangles, bindis and sweets inside. On this day they exchange their karwas with other ladies.
The origin of Karwa Chauth suggests that it began when Savitri asked the god of death, Lord Yama, for her husband’s soul. Another story connects it to the Mahabharata in which Arjun, one of the five Pandava brothers, had gone to the Nilgiris to pray and meditate for a few days. Concerned for his safety, his wife Draupadi had sought the help of Lord Krishna, who had advised her to practice a strict fast, just as Goddess Parvati had done for her husband Shiva. Draupadi only did it to bring Arjun home safely.
On this day, married women wake up before sunrise to observe certain rituals. You start your day with a plate full of heavy and nutritious Meals consisting of ghee-laden halvah, dried fruit, and fresh fruit given by their mothers-in-law. After that, they observe a rigorous fast without food and water. Husbands usually feed their wives the first bite. Women also pass karwas or pots among themselves seven times.
The mantra chanted by them during the puja is:
Om Shivaay Sharvaanaye Saubhagyaam Santathi Shubhaam! Prayaych bhaktiyuktanam Naariyanam Harvallabhe!
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