What is the Importance of Karwa Chauth in Hindu Culture?

What is the Importance of Karwa Chauth in Hindu Culture?

What is Karwa Chauth?

Karwa Chauth is meant to be a ceremony of affection, custom, festivity observed by married females in honor of their partners. Karwa is also spelled as Karva. Karwa Chauth is more well-known in northern India and Nepal. It is observed once every year. Many wives observe prayers for a long, healthy, flourishing life of their partners, and for a joyful married life. In Indian society, a girl is considered as Lakshmi, true prosperity, wife as the better half of the man, etc.

The Karwa Chauth date is resoluted as per the Hindu lunar calendar every year. Karwa Chauth comes on Chaturthi, 4th day in Krishna Paksha in the Hindu eighth month of Kartikya. Krishna Paksha is the fading-falling phase of the moon in the night (fort). In 2019, it comes on the 17th of October.

Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat - 05:51 PM to 07:06 PM

Duration - 01 Hour 15 Mins

Karwa Chauth Upavasa Time - 06:23 AM to 08:17 PM

Duration - 13 Hours 54 Mins

Moonrise on Karwa Chauth Day - 08:17 PM

What is the significance of Karwa Chauth fasting?

After 70 long years, this time on Karwa Chauth it is said to be amalgamation is Rohini nakshatra and Mars (mangal) is happening which is really auspicious for women’s fasting for their husbands for their long life.

On this day, women observe a fast from sunrise, throughout the day. They dress adequately, and many wear conventional, marriage-bridal type attire. Most of the women put Sindur( sacred red powder) on their head front hair. Many pertain to Mehendi and wear bangles, jewelry, and other accessories for the following day.

Finally fast of women is commenced in the evening, after puja (prayer) and the witnessing of the moon. While screening the moon, they hold an Atta Channi (flour sieve), facing the moon-side. The ladies first take a glance at the moon and then their partner through the sieve (channi). After that, they pour water in the direction of the moon towards it. Then they hand out sweets in the family and friends.

Why do we observe Karwa Chauth?

According to a primeval mythological legend, there was a queen named Veervati who lost her husband, due to her husband’s death for mistaking moonrise and breaking the fast. She was brokenhearted, and the Goddess appeared and advises her to observe Karwa Chauth again dutifully and with full devotion. On observing this, she got the mercy of God Yama, the God of Death, who brought her husband back to life.

Mantra work because they have a profound effect on our thoughts and on the subconscious mind

. Every thought you have goes into your subconscious mind and contributes towards your moods and your beliefs. This is really how most religions work, scientifically speaking anyway. Religions work by leading you to create certain beliefs which then affect your subconscious mind.

So, for example, let’s say that you believe that you are never going to find love. That belief is inside your subconscious minds. Because you’re negative believe tells you will not find love, you close your eyes to love. Should a man or woman show you affection, you will likely put it down to ulterior motives, rather than genuine affection, because you do not believe in love.

The key is to change your beliefs.

When you change your beliefs you will change your subconscious mind. When you do this you will manifest love. And you will perceive the world differently. You will learn to believe that the world is full of love, and because of that believe you will see a world full of love. And once you see a world full of love, you will find love.

It is assumed that the concept of marriage was introduced in the Indian culture, in Hinduism, thousands of years ago. In Hinduism, marriage is a holy being coming together, a sacramental combination of a couple and their respective families for a lifetime. It is to complete family, religious and spiritual obligations. Hinduism is the only oldest religion found in the world.

Janam Kundli match matching, it is from the prehistoric Vedic times. In Hinduism, in general, polygamy, extramarital affairs, deceitfulness etc are not accepted in society. In Sikhism and many other religions also, it is in opposition to religion. Divorce is still considered forbidden in many Indian societies in India and Nepal. Most global laws do not consent to it either.

To bring up, the concept of arranged marriage is on the refusal, particularly in the urban areas. At times, particularly in the significant, business, political, entertainment etc circles and families, marriages are at times considered as a social tie-up for all of them. Some consider it as taking forward family or wealth legacy, inheritance.

On this auspicious ceremony of Karwa Chauth, we wish you all a happy married life.

       ||“Om Shriganesham Vidhnesham Vivahaharthe Te Namaha”||

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(Updated Date & Time :- 2019-10-14 14:36:38 )

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