Karwa Chauth Fervour: Women Celebrate With Zeal


Karva Chauth is a Hindu festival traditionally celebrated by married women. The festival falls on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. ‘Karva’ means earthen pots used to store wheat and ‘chauth’ means the fourth day. On this day, married women and those reaching the marriageable age fast from sunrise to moonrise praying for the safety and longevity of their husbands, fiancés or desired husbands. In India, states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and parts of Uttar Pradesh observe the festival devoutedly.