Karva Chauth 2016: Check out timings for moonrise in different states and cities
Today is Karva Chauth, an occasion where predominantly married women in northern India are seen fasting from sunrise to moonrise for their husband’s long life and well-being. ‘Karva’ means earthen pots while ‘chauth’ means the fourth day. Karva Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.
Married women, as well as their husbands (these days), observe this fast for each other. Many unmarried girls are also seen observing a fast. The rituals begin by the women eating sargi, pre-dawn meal prepared by their mother-in-law and then setting out on a fast till moonrise.
In the evening, a puja is organised where women exchange earthern pots filled with sweets, bangles and clothes. This year the auspicious time for Karva Chauth puja is from 5.46 pm to 6.50 pm.
Women who will be observing a fast, without even drinking a glass of water, will most definitely be waiting for the timings for moonrise in India. Here are the timings for moonrise across India:
Mumbai – 9:21pm
Delhi – 8:47 pm
Uttar Pradesh – 8:35 pm
Rajasthan – 8:56 pm
Haryana – 8:48 pm
Punjab – 8:49 pm
Ahmedabad: 9.19 pm
Himachal Pradesh – 8:43 pm
Kolkata – 8:11 pm
Bengaluru – 9:09 pm