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Karwa Chauth 2020 Highlights: Moon sighted; women break their fast

Karwa Chauth (Karva Chauth) 2020 Highlights: On this day, women observe a nirjala vrat (without food and water) and sargi is the only thing they eat at the break of dawn

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2020 9:20:14 am
karwa chauth 2020A woman performs the rituals of Karwa Chauth in Pune. (Source: Express Photo by Arul Horizon)

Karwa Chauth 2020 Highlights: A traditional Hindu festival, Karwa Chauth is the day women fast from sunrise to moon rise for their husbands’ longevity and safety. Celebrated with much fervour, it falls during the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Kartik, according to the Hindu lunar calendar. This year, it is being observed today, November 4, 2020.

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Married women wake up at dawn and eat sargi, the traditional meal they receive from their mothers-in-law. Then they keep a day-long fast until moon rise. Women observe a nirjala vrat (without food and water) on this day and a sargi is the only thing they eat until moon rise. An ideal sargi is a thali which consists of sweets and savouries and one can find dry fruits, coconuts, sevvaiyan, mithai, fruits and gifts of saris and jewellery on it.

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The origin of Karwa Chauth can be traced back to the Mahabharata, when Savitri begged the God of Death, Lord Yama, for her husband’s soul. Another episode in the epic talks about the Pandavas and their wife Draupadi. Arjuna had gone to the Nilgiris to pray and meditate for a few days, and worried about his safety, wife Draupadi had sought her friend Krishna’s help. He advised her to observe a strict fast just like Goddess Parvati did for her husband Shiva’s safety. Draupadi adhered to it, and soon Arjuna returned home safely.

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Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates:

22:04 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Check out this gallery to see how married women, and women of marriageable age celebrated the day

The day was marked with many activities -- women dressed their best and wore masks to perform the rituals in many temples around the country. Check out this gallery

22:00 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Cricketer Suresh Raina and wife Priyanka Raina shared a glimpse of their festivities!

Earlier in the day, Priyanka Raina shared this lovely picture

 
 
 
 
 
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20:38 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Bollywood actor Bipasha Basu and husband Karan Singh Grover share pictures on social media
20:02 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Here's a tweet from the government wishing everyone safety and health on the occasion
19:30 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Here’s what you should eat after breaking your fast to avoid acidity

Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Time Today, Puja Vidhi & Timings Live Updates: It is natural for one to feel like eating something heavy right after breaking their fast. But, it is important to note that you should not feast right after breaking your fast. To help you understand what to eat and what to avoid, here are some basic health tips. Check them out here.

19:02 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Divya Khosla flaunts 'Karwa Chauth swag'; see pic

Divya Khosla posted pictures on Instagram in her Karwa Chauth look. She looked pretty in a pink printed traditional attire. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Karva Chauth Swag 😎 #missingmyhubby 🥴 #onsetlife #vanityvandiaries #divyakhoslakumar #bhushankumar

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18:27 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Warm greetings and wishes for your loved ones

Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Time Today, Puja Vidhi & Timings Live Updates: Karva Chauth is celebrated every year on a full-moon day. On this day, married women follow a certain set of rituals like fasting and dressing up as newly-wed as they pray to the almighty for a longer and happier married life.

Wish your partner and loved ones with these thoughtful Karva Chauth wishes and images. Take a look here.

17:54 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Learn about these simple makeup tricks as you wait for the moon to show up

Karwa Chauth 2020: While the day is for fasting and worshipping, it is also one wherein women dress up and look their best. As you wait for the moon to be sighted in your city, here are some quick makeup tips from beauty and lifestyle blogger Sneha Priyadarshani:

Start with prepping your skin: Before you apply your makeup, doing a simple skincare routine is important. Hydrating your skin will help you achieve a better foundation look. You can either opt for CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturising) or after washing your face with an appropriate face wash, can apply a sheet mask to get a proper dose of hydration that your skin needs, especially today when you are fasting. 

Read more here

17:47 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Live Updates: Mira Kapoor wishes husband Shahid Kapoor with a hilarious message

"Baby I love you but I love food too,” Mira Kapoor wrote on Instagram. “To our forever threesome. Happy KC Shahid Kapoor...Will try again next year and I wish you good health and happiness always muah,” she added.

Mira Kapoor wishes Shahid Kapoor
Mira Kapoor wrote this in an Instagram story (Source: mira.kapoor/Instagram)
17:20 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Actor Kamya Panjabi and husband Shalabh Dang bring on the festive cheer

Actor Kamya Panjabi and husband Shalabh Dang are all smiles

 
 
 
 
 
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16:52 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Have you checked out the moonrise timing in your city?

Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Time Today, Puja Vidhi & Timings Live Updates: On this day, women wake up early in the morning and begin their fast. They have to follow it strictly and throughout the duration of the auspicious time. They cannot even drink water, and only break their fast in the evening upon the sighting of the moon. Traditionally, they dress up and apply henna on their hands.

This year, Karwa Chauth is being celebrated on November 4, which is a Wednesday. And since everything depends on the sighting of the moon, here is a city-wise breakup of the timings. Check out the timings here.

16:22 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Bharti Singh is all set to celebrate the day

Indian comedian and TV star Bharti Singh recently shared an Instagram story in which she is seen applying mehendi for Karwa Chauth. 

Bharti Singh getting ready for Karwa Chauth 2020. (Source: bharti.laughterqueen/Instagram)
Bharti Singh getting ready for Karwa Chauth 2020. (Source: bharti.laughterqueen/Instagram)
15:46 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Everything you need to know about puja vidhi, muhurat, timings, and more

Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Time Today, Puja Vidhi & Timings Live Updates: Karwa Chauth is widely celebrated in states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. As part of the day-long festival, married women and sometimes even women of marriageable age, fast from sunrise to moonrise for the well-being of their spouses/partners. They dress up in bridal attire and also apply mehendi designs on their hands.

Here is everything you need to know about the Karwa Chauth puja vidhi.

15:16 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Actor Raveena Tandon is prepping up and how!

We spotted actor Raveena Tandon sharing glimpses of her look for the day  

 
 
 
 
 
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14:48 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Beautiful mehndi designs for this festive season

Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Time Today, Puja Vidhi & Timings Live Updates: Many ladies adorn their hands with henna on Karwa Chauth. So if you are looking for pretty mehndi designs, then your search ends right here. We have you covered with the best and latest designs. There’s something for everyone — those who want to go all out, keep it minimal with dainty designs and even for lovers of symmetry. Read more.

 
 
 
 
 
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14:00 (IST)04 Nov 2020
Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Live Updates: Simple skincare tricks to look your best on Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth 2020 Moonrise Time Today, Puja Vidhi & Timings Live Updates: Every year, on this day, women fast and worship for the long and healthy life of their husbands. They dress up, apply henna on their hands and click a lot of pictures, as they wait for the moon to rise so they can break their fast.

But this year, the celebrations are different due to the pandemic. While huge gatherings are prohibited and the celebrations are largely going to happen at home, here are some simple things you can do to look your best on the day, even if you have not had the time to go to the salon. Read more.

13:33 (IST)04 Nov 2020
A glance at the Karwa Chauth pre-festivities


Karwa Chauth 2020 Puja Vidhi, Moonrise Time: Potters gives final touches to the earthen Karwa in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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On this day, wives fast for the long and prosperous life of their husbands. The festival's history is rooted in Hindu mythology, and women worship Lord Shiva and break their fast only after sighting and making offerings to the moon. The fasting period is believed to be extremely strict and one is expected to not even drink water for its duration.

The festival gets its name from ‘karwa‘ or ‘karak‘, which refers to the earthen pot through which water offering — know as argha — is made to the moon — one of the most important celestial bodies per Hindu mythology. Later, the karwa is given away to other eligible women.

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