The festival of Karva Chauth falls on the fourth day of the waning moon in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. The word Karva Chauth, is composed of two words: Karva – meaning an earthen pot, and Chauth (meaning four) corresponding to the fourth day after the full moon. The earthen pot used during the rituals is a symbol of prosperity and well-being.
On this day, women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. This year, the festival is on October 19.
According to astrologer Prafull Bhatt of Ujjain, this year, an auspicious Moon-Venus yog will prove beneficial for married couple. Marital life would be smooth and happy.
Time for Sunrise
Eat Sargi before 6:24 am
Puja Muhurat: 5:52 p.m. to 7:07 p.m.
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins
Time for Moonrise
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the moon would be seen around 8:50 pm.