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Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth falls on the Kartik ki Chauth(fourth day of the waning moon) some time in October or November. It is the most important fast observed by the women of North India for the welfare, prosperity, well-being and longevity of their husbands. The fast starts before sunrise and ends after worshipping the moon at night. Once the moon rises, the women see its reflection in a thaali (plate) of water, after which they do a pooja (ritual) to invoke goddess Gaur Mata and finally break their fast, only after feeding their husbands.  

 


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