Karwa Chauth in 2020: Karva Chauth Vrat & Muhurat

Karwa Chauth 2020MyKundali presents to you the muhurat for Karva Chauth in 2020 along with its religious and mythological importance. Get an in-depth knowledge about Karwa Chauth rituals and find out how auspicious is observing the Karva Chauth vrat on this day. In this article, you will know about delicious delicacies prepared on this special day and traditional beliefs behind celebrating this festival of love and marital bliss.

Karwa Chauth is mainly celebrated by Northern Indians. According to the Hindu Calendar, it is observed on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik, just nine days before Diwali. Karwa Chauth in 2020 will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 04. This festival is celebrated to owe a vote of thanks to your beloved for all the moments in a distinctive way. On Karva Chauth, full day fasting is observed by married or unmarried ladies. North Indian married or unmarried women observe the Karva Chauth vrat for the well-being and long life of their husbands, or for their fiances. Karwa Chauth fast starts after sunrise and extends till the moonrise.

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Karva Chauth Date in 2020 Muhurat

Karwa Chauth 2020 Muhurat For New Delhi, India
Karwa Chauth Date Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat 17:33:32 to 18:39:20
Duration 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Karva Chauth Moonrise Time 20:11:59

Karva and Chauth are Hindi words that refer to “pot” and “fourth” (as it falls on the fourth day of the dark fortnight of month Kartik), respectively. Different mud pots are taken by the ladies, each refers to the name of their husbands. Each woman honor her pot and use it to deliver water to the Moon after moonrise. There are some other facts that should be known before celebrating Karwa Chauth. So, let’s discuss these facts to celebrate Karva Chauth in 2020 in a more delightful manner. Follow the rituals and perform the puja as per Karwa Chauth muhurat for 2020.

Karwa Chauth Rituals and Traditions

Now, let’s take a look at the rituals and traditions followed by ladies before celebrating Karva Chauth in 2020.

Days before the festival of Karva Chauth, ladies start preparing for this special festival. They shop for the things, which are considered important for the married women such as cosmetics, bangles, jewelry and new clothes. There is also a tradition of applying henna or Mehndi tattoos on hands. It is believed that it brings good luck to the life of couple.

Another very important tradition related to Karwa Chauth is Sargi. Sargi includes the food items presented by the in-laws to their daughter-in-law. It is consumed by the ladies who observe fast before sunrise. Women awake before sunrise to have some food as Sargi. In Punjab, the Sargi must include Fenia (traditional food, cooked in milk), Matthi, dry fruits and fruits. It is believed that Sargi helps the women to observe fast, the whole day, without any weakness.

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Karva Chauth Celebrations In 2020

Women who observe fast of Karva Chauth awake before sunrise for consuming Sargi or other food items. Their fast starts after sunrise. During the daytime, they decorate their hands with Henna or Mehndi, wear bangles, Tika, Bindi and other cosmetics, and get ready for the rituals. The way of performing rituals is different from place to place or communities.

Karwa Chauth Celebrations In Punjab

In Punjab, all the ladies gather at a central place like at someone's home, to perform the rituals with their decorated Pooja Thalis (plates). They all sit in a circular order and an elderly lady narrates the Karva Chauth story. They sing traditional songs together and rotate their Puja Thalis throughout the circle. These rotations are called Feris. Seven Feris of Puja Thalis are carried out by ladies while performing the ritual of Karva Chauth. Then, they wait for the moonrise and do other preparations for the festival. Women from Punjab will follow the same tradition for celebrating Karwa Chauth this 2020.

Celebrations In Uttar Pradesh, Haryana & Rajasthan

In the area of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan, all the ladies of the family come together to perform the rituals of Karwa Chauth. They sit together and an elderly lady narrates the story of Veeravati or the Karwa Chauth Katha. This Karva Chauth story narration takes place in front of the idol of Maa Parvati. After the completion of Karwa Chauth katha, the ladies take blessings from their mother-in-law by touching her feet. Then, they all wait for the moonrise for further rituals.

After the moonrise all the women come together to worship the Moon. They use a sieve to view the Moon indirectly with a lighted lamp. Then, they turn around, and view their husbands in the same way by using the sieve. They offer prayers to Moon for the long life and well being of their husbands. Husband offer water and some sweet as the blessed food to his wife, and the fast is broken. The wife can now take the complete meal. This is how the couples celebrate Karwa Chauth. Perform the Karwa Chauth rituals and seek blessings for a blissful marital life.

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Karva Chauth in Mythology

Let’s now discuss the legends of Karva Chauth before celebrating it, so that we can understand the true reason for celebrating Karwa Chauth.

Story Of Veeravati

Veeravati was a Queen and was the only sister of seven brothers. Her brothers were very protective towards her. When she observed her first Karva Chauth fast, at her parent's house, she was eagerly waiting for the moonrise, as she was not able to control her thirst and hunger. Her brothers couldn't see her in this condition. They tried a trick of mirroring bright light behind the Pipal tree. They told her that she can consume the meal as the Moon has risen. Veeravati was convinced by their trick and consumed the meal. The moment she ate, the news arrived that her husband was dead. She started crying and asked Maa Parvati that why it happened. Then, Maa Parvati came and told her about the trick of her brothers. Maa Parvati advised her to observe the fast again with full faith and devotion to get her husband back into her life. Veeravati admitted her mistake and promised to observe the fast again and every year with full faith and devotion for the well being and long life of her husband.

Legend Of Mahabharata

Once Arjun went to Nilgiris for penance. All the Pandavas and Draupadi were very worried about the well being of Arjun. Draupadi approached to Lord Krishna for help. She asked Lord Krishna to protect Arjun from any danger or hazard. Lord Krishna told her that the love and faith of a married woman has the power to save her husband from any risk or danger of life. He advised her to observe the fast of Karwa Chauth with dedication, it will help Arjun to get out of all dangers successfully.

Story Of Karva

Karva was a loving wife, who was deeply in love with her husband. Her deep love towards her husband provided her some spiritual power. Once, her husband was caught by a crocodile in a pond. With her spiritual powers, Karva bound the crocodile with a cotton yarn, and asked Yama to send him to hell. Yama refused to do so. Karva threatened Yama that she will curse and destroy him. Being threatened from the curse of a loyal wife, he agreed and sent crocodile to hell. He also blessed Karva's husband with long life. This story also tells about the power of love of a devotional wife as well as Karva Chauth. So, don’t miss that chance and observe fast of Karva Chauth.

Story Of Satyavan & Savitri

Savitri was a devoted wife, who was deeply in love with her husband. One day, her husband died and his soul was taken away by the lord of death Yama, she stopped drinking and eating anything, and prayed Yama to return her husband back to life. Yama told her that she can ask for any other boon, except the life of her husband. Savitri asked for kids from her husband. Yama agreed, but being a devoted wife, Savitri never let any other man to be her husband. Yama was left with no other choice, but he had to restore Savitri's husband to life.

These legends encourage the tradition of Karva Chauth. Let’s now talk about the special delicacies cooked on this day to make your Karwa Chauth 2020 more happening.

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Karwa Chauth 2020: Delicious Dishes

Rich home made North Indian dishes are the main attractions of Karva Chauth festival. Before celebrating Karwa Chauth in 2020, let’s take a look at the different delicious dishes which will be helpful in making the Karva Chauth celebrations more delightful for you.

  1. Dum Aloo (Fried potato dish)
  2. Matar Paneer (Dish of peas and cottage cheese)
  3. Puri (Deep fried chapati/bread)
  4. Kheer (Sweet rice porridge in milk)
  5. Potato Kachori (Deep fried chapati/bread with stuffed Potato)
  6. Phirni (A kind of sweet dish)
  7. Atte ka Halwa (Sweet dish of wheat flour)
  8. Gujia (Deep fried sweet dish with sweet stuffing)
  9. Mix Vegetable (Curry prepared by mixing all vegetables)
  10. Malpua (Sweet bread)
  11. Dal Makhani (Black grams cooked and served with cream or butter)

Karva Chauth fast will bring love and trust to the relationship of husband and wife. So, observe the Karva Chauth Vrat in 2020 with full devotion and faith to make this bond of life stronger. Wishing you and your spouse a Happy Karva Chauth.