Karwa Chauth is a celebration of marriage, in which the wife fasts for the full day, in order to be blessed with a long and healthy life for her husband. It is mostly observed in the northern region of the country.
It is observed during the Hindu month of Kartik during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi.
The word Karwa Chauth is made up of two words, ‘Karwa,’ which means an earthen pot with a spout and ‘Chauth’ which means fourth. The earthen pot is of great significance as it is used by the women to offer water to the moon as part of the festival rituals.
The festival is also observed by unmarried women who pray in the hope of securing a desired life partner.
It is a one-day festival celebrated annually by married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moon-rise and pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands.
The festival entails keeping a ‘Nirjala’ fast in which women neither eat nor take a drop of water throughout the day and prayers are offered to the Goddess Gauri, an incarnation of Parvati, who bestows blessings for a long and happy married life.
It is said that this festival began when women started praying for the safe return of their husbands who went to fight wars in far off lands.
It is also held that it is celebrated to mark the end of the harvest season. Whatever be the origins, the festival offers an occasion to strengthen familial ties.
Team Blossom Inc wishes all their customers, partners, system integrators and resellers, ‘Happy Karwa Chauth‘