- Karwa Chauth Wishes for women
- Karwa Chauth images for women
- Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha for all women
- Karwa Chauth Puja Vidhi with proper procedure
Karwa Chauth Images 2018:
This year, Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on 27 October, Saturday. The day celebrates the love and bond between a husband and wife.
Karwa Chauth Puja Vidhi:
Women who fast for Karwa Chauth do shringar on this day which includes Bangles, Mehndi, Bindi, Sindoor etc. They wake up early in the morning, before sunrise, prepare food and have it. Later in the morning, they dress up like a bride wearing vibrant colours like Red, Pink etc and do shringar and prepare the Pooja Thali.
In the afternoon, women gather at a common place like a temple or someone’s residence to do the Pooja together. The Pujaran or any other lady narrates the Karwa Chauth Katha. Karwa Chauth Vidhirequires a mud pot that symbolizes Lord Ganesha, a metal urn which is filled with water, fruits, food grains, flowers, and idol of Goddess Parvati. In the pooja thali, a Diya is lightened as the women listen to the Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha. Incense sticks (Agarbatti), Rice, and Sindoor are also kept in the Thaali.
In the evening, when the moon rises, women look at its reflection through her Dupatta, or sieve, or in a Thaali of water. They then offer water to the moon and seek for the blessings. They pray for the long and healthy life of their husbands. Women then drink water offered by their husbands to end their day-long fast.
Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha:
Read The Karwa Chauth Katha in English here:
“Once up a time, there was a moneylender who had seven sons and a daughter by the name Karva. The seven brothers were very protective of their younger sister to the extent that they would always ensure that she had a meal before any one of them. While Karva was married to the king and lived with him in the palace, she once came home to her parents and her brothers on the occasion of Karva Chauth. As a dutiful wife, Karva was observing the strict fast of Karva Chauth wishing for the good health and fortune of her husband.
When her brothers returned home from work in the evening, they noticed that Karva seemed very troubled. They initially ignored their observation and sat on the floor ready to have dinner. However, before they started their meal they requested Karva to join them. Citing the rules of the strict Karva Chauth fast, Karva informed her brothers that she was refraining from consuming any food or water in order to successfully complete the holy ritual. She further added that she could break her fast only after she had looked at the Moon in the sky and made a symbolic offering of food to it. Because the Moon had not risen yet, she could not break the fast and that was the reason for her anxiety.
Karva’s youngest brother could not bear the sight of his sister’s pain and so he stepped out of the house and walked to a Peepal tree that stood some distance away from their house. Arriving there, he lit a fire lamp and hoisted it on the tree. This fire lamp looked just like the Moon when seen from their house. Taking advantage of this illusion, he returned home and told Karva that the Moon had risen and she could hence break her fast after completing the requisite rituals. Elated at the news, Karva went up the stairs of the house and after conducting a puja of the illusory Moon, she sat down to have food and break her fast.
Just when she was about to consume the first morsel of food, she started to sneeze. Ignoring the omen she continued eating. When taking the second morsel of food she spotted a hair in it and paused to remove it before she continued eating. Then as she took the third morsel in her mouth, a messenger arrived from the palace with news of the king’s death. Karva was grief-stricken at this sudden turn of events and could not understand how this could have happened even though she had strictly followed the rules of Karva Chauth.
At this moment, one of her sisters-in-law informed Karva about the sequence of events that had preceded her breaking of the Karva Chauth fast. Because Karva had broken the fast by error, the Gods were displeased with her and had hence taken the life of her husband as punishment.
On learning the truth, Karva decided that she would not allow the creation of her husband’s body and would instead attempt to bring him back to life through intense penance and devotion. She would further service his body day and night through the rest of the year till he was reanimated.
One year later, when Karva Chauth arrived again, Karva observed the strict fast alongside her seven sisters-in-law. Towards the end of the day, her sisters-in-law approach Karva to touch her feet and seek her blessings as she was elder to each one of them. However, as each one of them approached her, Karva pleaded to them individually to bring her husband back to life. But each of the eldest five sisters-in-law expressed helplessness and told Karva that she should make that request of the next sister-in-law in line.
In this manner, Karva was finally approached by the wife of the sixth brother and Karva once again made the same request of her. This sister-in-law told Karva that because Karva had broken the fast of the previous year by error due to the actions of the youngest brother, it was only the youngest brother’s wife who had the power to reanimate the king. Hence, she added, Karva must make sure that her youngest sister-in-law who would touch her feet next somehow agreed to grant Karva’s wish.
Once she left, the youngest sister-in-law approached Karva. Just like her previous six attempts, Karva once again begged for the life of her husband but even the youngest sister-in-law was uncertain of her power to grant Karva’s wish. Adamant, Karva grabbed on to her sister-in-law and was unwilling to let her go despite her sister-in-law’s desperate attempts to leave.
Finally, relenting, the sister-in-law agreed to do whatever she could to grant Karva’s wish. She cut her little finger and let a few drops of her blood fall into the mouth of Karva’s husband. Immediately, the king woke up shouting ‘Shri Ganesh! Shri Ganesh!’
In this manner, Karva through strict penance and determination managed to bring her dead husband back to life.
Oh Lord Ganesha & Mother Gauri, just like Karva was blessed with the life of her husband through the strict observation of Karva Chauth, please also bless all married women with a similar boon.”
Karwa Chauth Wishes:
- A dark cloud of gloom is hovering my heart,
Am praying for your happiness and long life,
You are always in my heart,
Missing you very much on this Karwa Chauth!
- The Mangal sutra reminds you of, the promises that bind you. And the color of Mehndi, prove the depth of your love. Happy Karva Chauth!
- Day seems long and the moon doesn’t show, thirsty hungry, yet on the go salute Indian women for their sacrifice and love an incarnation of goddesses from heaven above. Happy Karwachauth!
- Dear husband, wishing for a long and happy life for you. A life that we both will cherish together for years to come. Happy Karwa chauth.
- If I were a tear in your eye I would roll down onto your lips but if you were a tear in my eye I would never cry as I would be afraid to lose you. Thanks for being mine forever. Happy Karva Chauth!