See Pics: Celebrity Couples At Fast Opening Karwa Chauth Festival



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Bollywood’s favourite festival aka Karva Chauth is here and we have our ladies getting all decked up for this big day. Karva Chauthis the festival where Hindu women, especially those from North India, observe a whole day fast from sunrise till sunset for safety and longevity of their husband’s life. To celebrate such a sweet day, we bring to you top seven songs/scenes from Bollywood movies which you can listen to since day is going to be a bit difficult!

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham: Karan Johar’s grand family saga had the popular ‘Leja Leja’ song, filmed especially for this day. In the song, you can see Kajol fasting for her reel husband Shah Rukh Khan and humming the song along with her family. If nothing else, this song did give us a good number to dance during marriages and social functions. The elaborate sets, perfect costumes and a good choreography made this song an instant hit amongst the masses.

Karva Chauth is most important festival for all married women. It is a one day long festival celebrated every year by the Hindu women especially in the North India. A woman gets fast for whole day which starts from the sunrise in the early morning and ends at moonrise in the late evening or sometimes late night. She keeps a very hard fast for whole day without water and food for the safety and long life of their husbands.

Earlier it was a traditional festival which was observed especially in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab however, now a day it is being celebrated in almost every regions of the India by all women. According to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, the festival of Karva Chauth falls in the month of Kartik (in the October or November) on the 4th day after the full moon day. The fast of Karva Chauth is also kept by the some unmarried women according to their custom and tradition for the longevity of their fiances or desired husbands in the future.

It is most similar to other festivals like Haritalika Teej (celebrated every year by the women for their husbands long life and wellness especially in UP) and Chhath (celebrated annually by the women for the same reason especially in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and other regions of India.

Karva Chauth 2016

Karwa Chauth would be celebrated by the women all over the India as well as abroad in 2016 on 19th of October, at Wednesday.

Karwa Chauth Pooja Muhurat 2016

Karwa Chauth Muhurat is the exact duration of time within which puja can be performed. The whole duration for Karwa Chauth Pooja on 19th of October is 1 hour and 13 mins.

  • The timing of Karwa Chauth puja would start at 6 PM.
  • The timing of Karwa Chauth puja would end at: 07:14 PM.

Moonrise Time on Karwa Chauth 2016

The timing of moon rise on the day of Karwa Chauth will be at: 09:21 PM. The timing of the moon rise on the day of Karwa Chauth is of great importance for all women getting fast for whole day (even without water) for the long life of their husband. They can drink water only after seeing the rising full moon. Without seeing a moon, it is considered that the fast is incomplete and no women can drink water or eat anything. Karwa Chauth fast is considered as complete only when a woman sees a rising full moon with chalani having lighting ghee diya, gives Arghya to moon, and drinks water by the hand of her husband.

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