The Festival Of Karva Chauth
The Popular Religious Festival Karva Chauth
In brief, Karva Chauth is a religious festival of observing fast by married women for the long life, happiness, and prosperity of their husbands. It takes place right after the fourth day of the full moon (Purnima) during Kartika month. The day of Karva Chauth also marks the occurrence of astronomical positions. It basically indicates the celestial positions of the lunar, which is said to be a key determiner of coming up with important dates.
What Is The Objective Of Karva Chauth?
The festival of Karva Chauth is celebrated by observing fast by married women for their husbands. It is believed that the festival evokes a religious doctrine of elongating the lifespan and happiness of a married woman’s husband.
If followed religiously, the festival bears the fruits of long life and joys in the life of a married woman’s husband, according to religious belief. Moreover, some unmarried women also celebrate Karva Chauth just to have the desired life partner in their life.
Hence, the objective of this festival is to convey a woman’s deep-seated love and affection for her husband, ensuring that her husband is safe and sound. It also culminates a woman’s religious observance of all the rituals, including fasting and worshipping divine beings for the longevity and happiness of their husbands. Puja For Marriage to help you attain peaceful marital relation with your partner, troublesome free marriage life.
Which God/Goddess Is Worshipped On Karva Chauth?
Karva Chauth is one of the most popular and religiously-observed festivals in India, especially conducted by married women for the longevity, peace, and happiness of their husbands. Like every religious festival in India that is tied to a certain divine being, this one too is dedicated to the goddess Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. Mata Parvati is worshipped on Karva Chauth by the devotees. Besides, other divine lords, like Lord Shiva and Lord Kartikeya are also worshipped on this day.
It is believed that post conclusion of the fast on Karva Chauth, goddess Parvati fulfils the wishes of devotees. The fast is typically broken when the devotees look at their husband’s face through a sieve when the moon is sighted.
The History Behind The Origin Of Karva Chauth
Though it is not a well-proven incident, it, however, is believed that back in the day, men would set up military campaigns at places far away from their homes. Their wives and children at home used to pray for their safe comeback. Another reason behind the celebration of the Karva Chauth festival is that it coincides with the period when wheat is sown. Since Karva Chauth also signifies the bonding of female friendship, it could be a reason for its celebration, considering a newly-wedded woman living in a new place with her in-laws requires her to befriend everyone in the family. Hence the festival of Karva Chauth is symbolic of strengthening the bond of friendship.
Conclusion Karva Chauth is a popular religious festival. It is celebrated by married women for the longevity and happiness of their husbands. Mata Parvati is worshipped on the day by the devotees. The festival also signifies the bond of female friendship with her husband.
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