The festival of Karva Chauth is celebrated with great zeal. It is considered very auspicious to witness the moon on this day. On this day, everyone wants to know the moon-rise time, as the fast ends only after witnessing the moon. Know all important information related to Karva Chauth now:
Today, the moon rise time for New Delhi is 08:07 PM. Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat is from 05:43:11 to 06:50:46. Please note that the moon rise time is different for every city or town.
If you want to know the exact moon rise time for your place, please visit: Know Moon Rise Time.
Karva Chauth Katha: The Legend
As per the legend of Karva Chauth Vrat Katha, a moneylender had 7 sons and 1 daughter named Karva. On the day of this festival, Karva observed fast. At night, when everyone sat for the dinner, brothers of Karva insisted her to eat as well. But, she denied because Moon had still not arisen and she could have food only after giving Arghya (offering water) to the Moon. Her brothers couldn’t see the condition of their starving sister who had not even taken a single drop of water since dawn.
The youngest brother planned to trick her by lighting a lamp behind the leaves of a Peepal tree, giving an illusion of the Moon. He convinced his sister that the Moon has risen and now she can have food. She got tricked and had a bite of food. As soon as she took the bite, the news of her husband’s demise came. Inconsolable, she kept the body of her husband till 1 year and kept on collecting the grass growing over the dead. Next year, when Karva Chauth came again on the fourth day of the dark half in the month of Kartik, she kept the fast again following all the rituals properly; and, Karva Chauth story says, her husband came to life.
Read the Puja Vidhi of Karva Chauth in detail here: Karva Chauth Puja Vidhi.