Karwa Chauth is one of the most important Hindu celebrations observed by married women for the wellbeing and longevity of their husband. The celebration falls on the fourth day of Kartik month (October-November) as per Hindu calendar, just nine days before Diwali. The tradition of observing a stern fast on this very special day is keenly followed by women with much gaiety and fervor. For married women it is the most auspicious day to seek blessings for the wellbeing of their husband.
On the occasion of Karwa Chauth women dress up beautifully to follow the rituals and customs. They worship Goddess Gauri (Parvati) and seek blessing. This festival is enthusiastically followed in northern regions of India.
Normally the date of Karwa Chauth is decided with the help of Hindu calendar. However, as per English calendar, this year the festival of Karwa Chauth will fall on October 08, 2018.
The preparation of this festival begins well in advance. Women flock to the market to buy jewelries and dresses.