Karva Chauth 2018 Moon Rise Time Today: Karwa Chauth or Karva Chauth is a festival celebrated by Hindu married women. The festival falls on the fourth day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar and this year, it will be observed on October 27. The Puja Muhurat will start from 05:40 pm and end at 07:07 pm, which means, a duration of 1 hour and 26 minutes.
The moon is expected to rise at 07.55 pm in New Delhi and Agra, Uttar Pradesh while it will rise at 08:30 pm in Mumbai on October 27. The Chaturthi Tithi will begin at 02:07 pm on the same day and will continue till 11:24 am on the next day, that is, October 28, 2018.
Karva Chauth can be broken down to Karva and Chauth – ‘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, it is mostly observed in the northern belt in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Women observe a full day of fasting on Karva Chauth and it is only when the moon rises that they break their fast and eat their first meal of the day.
Women dress in bright and colourful ethnic wear and try to recreate their wedding day look by wearing beautiful traditional wear, accessorising with heavy jewellery and applying gorgeous mehndi on their hands to impress their other half. Right after the moon rises, they look at the moon through a sieve and then look at their husband, seeking his blessing while praying for his long life.