Women set to celebrate Karvachauth today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Oct 2017 11:02:21


Staff Reporter,

women were very enthusiastic and did lots of purchasing in markets to celebrate Karva Chauth festival. Married women will observe fast and pray to the Almighty for long life of their spouse by keeping fast without drinking water throughout the day. This year Karva Chauth will bring prosperity due to rare planetary combination of Tritiya with Kartik Krishna Chaturthi. This festival of seeking blessings of lord Ganesh is celebrated by women with great enthusiasm in India. The married women would keep fast without drinking water on Sunday. The festival would accomplish with 'Chandra Darshan' at night. According to Pundit Vasudev Shashtri and Pundit Rohit Dubey Chaturthi that occurs on Sunday and Tuesday is called Angrak Chaturthi which is dear to lord Ganesha. According to tradition there should be Chaturthis Tithi at night while offering homage to Chandra Dev at night.

Combination of Tritiya and Chaturthi is considered highly auspicious as on this day devotees get the blessings of both Chandra Dev and lord Ganesha.
Mahurat for puja starts from evening at 4 pm on Karva Chouth which would continue till 10 pm at night. On this day, moon would raise in sky at 8.14 pm.

The Bharni Nakchatra would remain visible till 7.12, after that Kritika Nakchatra would appear. Apart from it, Braz Yoga and Soumy Sidhdhi Yoga would also appear. Under such planetary combination, fast of Kava Chouth would prove to be highly auspicious which would fulfil their desires.

Those devotees who keep fast on this day. According to Shashtri ji, married women attire new dress and adorned by ornaments worship lord Ganesha, lord Shiva, Mangal planet, general of the army of deities Kartikey and Chandra Dev are worshipped. Besides, the women keep the 'Karva' pot filled with delicious dishes before the idol of deities to seek the blessings of God. The 'Karva' should be distributed after the worship amongst the married women. The women would recite the auspicious hymn and Bhajans. Some religious organisations have also organised the worship en mass at the temple and at the banks of holy river.