Karva Chauth festival is on November 1, 2023: Here’s everything you need to know

Karva Chauth, widely celebrated by married Hindu women in the northern part of India and across the world, is a special occasion dedicated to the sanctity of marriage. During this festival, wives keep a fast for the safety and long life of their husbands and break it only after seeing the moon at night.

According to the Drik Panchang calendar, Karva Chauth falls on Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Kartik. On this day, married women pay homage to Lord Shiva and his divine family including Lord Ganesha and end their fast only after offering Arghya to the moon. This fasting tradition is exceptionally strict, with women abstaining from eating or drinking anything, including water, from sunrise until the puja is completed.

Karva Chauth 2023: date and time

This year Karva Chauth will be celebrated on 1 November

Karva Chauth Puja Muhurta- 05:36 PM to 06:54 PM
Duration – 01 hour 18 minutes
Karva Chauth fasting time – 06:33 am to 08:15 pm

Duration – 13 hours 42 minutes
Moonrise on Karva Chauth – 08:15 pm

Chaturthi tithi starts – 31 October 2023 at 09:30 pm
Chaturthi date ends – 01 November 2023 at 09:19 pm

The name of this festival is derived from the words ‘Karva’, which means an earthen vessel used for storing wheat, and ‘Chauth’, which denotes the fourth day. Women buy new earthen pots, decorate them and fill them with gifts like bangles, bindis and sweets. On this day, they exchange these decorated earthen pots with each other.

Puja Samagri List for Karva Chauth:

You will need the following items for Karva Chauth puja:

  • A tray to keep all the puja materials
  • A Kalash (copper/brass/silver vessel)
  • a strainer (channi)
  • lamp made of wheat flour
  • Earthen pot with lid or pot with nozzle
  • cotton wick
  • oil for lamp
  • incense sticks
  • flower
  • Fruit
  • sweets
  • Roli (Sindoor)
  • Akshat (unbroken rice grains)
  • an oil lamp
  • vermilion
  • sandalwood (sandalwood paste)
  • Kumkum (red powder)
  • Turmeric
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Water
  • raw milk
  • curd (yogurt)
  • Ghee (clarified butter)
  • Halwa (sweet pudding)
  • Bhog (food offered to the gods)
  • Dakshina (offering or gift)
  • Sixteen make-up items, including mehendi, kajal (kohl), vermillion, lipstick, bichiya (bitchiya), nose pin (nath), bangles (bangles), bindi, comb (comb), mirror, mahavar/alta (red colour). , Are included. Red chunari (dupatta), necklace, earrings, and much more.
  • betel and betel nut
  • A wooden platform
  • Kapoor
  • Karva Chauth Calendar or a picture of Maa Karva/Maa Chauth
  • A red chunari (scarf)
  • a red cloth
  • Karva Chauth Vrat Katha Book (Story of Importance of Vrat)