Karwa Chauth 2019: Vrat Vidhi, Puja Samagri, Katha and Puja Vidhi for Karwa Chauth fast
Karwa Chauth is one of the most prominent festivals for married women in India. Although this festival is celebrated throughout the country, it is quite significant in the northern states, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat .
The festival is celebrated on the fourth day after the full moon day or the month of Kurnika Purnima according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar. This year, the festival will be held on October 17. Women keep Karwa Chauth Vrat to pray for the longevity and happiness of their husbands. The festival means the importance of the bond of love.
On this day, women watch fast from dawn to moonrise. They break their fast by drinking water after seeing the moon at night.
The day begins with eating sargi or food before dawn. Sargi refers to the food that women who observe quickly in Karwa Chauth have early in the morning. Sargi is given to married women by their mother-in-law. It includes a clay or Karva pot, candy, nuts and feni. It also includes sari and jewelry.
Women who watch quickly wake up early in the morning before dawn, prepare and get items from the sargi. This is the only time they have food all day. After dawn, they are not even allowed to drink water throughout the day.
At night, the women gather and listen to Karwa Chauth Katha and perform the bidding. After taking a look at the moon through a Karwa Chauth Channi or a sieve at night, they break the fast.
These are the things you would need to place the bid:
A tough platform for bidding
A plate to store all items.
Cow dung to make the goddess Gora or the idol of Parvati
Karwa Chauth Storybook
Red thread (called kalawa)
Karwa - a bowl full of water
Dhoop or Agarbatti
Ghee or oil
Diya, made of atta
Strainer or channi to see the moon at night
Red or pink cloth to cover your thaali
Married women watch quickly and listen to Vrat Katha. Without listening to Katha, fasting is not considered complete. You can easily get a Karwa Chauth vrat katha book from the market and read it.
In addition to observing quickly, women also worship Goddess Parvati on this day. According to Hindu mythology, the Goddess is considered to be Akhand Saubhagyavati (one whose husband has a long life) and is therefore worshiped on this day.
Married women offer sindoor, fruits, flowers and sweets to the goddess and light the diya and dhoop. After this, they read the Vrat Katha. The bidding is done at night. After the moon rises, women see the moon through a sieve and then see their husbands through the same sieve. Then, the husband breaks his wife's fast by feeding her with water and candy.