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8 Rules you need to know if you are Fasting on Karva Chauth

Prerna PrernaPrerna Prerna Updated 23 Oct 2021 04:29 PM IST
8 Rules you need to know if you are Fasting on Karva Chauth
8 Rules you need to know if you are Fasting on Karva Chauth - Photo : My Jyotish Expert
8 Rules you need to know if you are Fasting on Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth is a big festival of women for which they wait for the whole year. This time Karva Chauth is falling on October 24. Know here the rules related to this festival, about which every woman should know.
Kartik month has started from today. In this month, the festival of Karva Chauth is celebrated on the Chaturthi date of Krishna Paksha. It is a big festival for women. Women wait for this festival throughout the year. On this day, married women do penance for the long life of their husbands and observe fasting without any food and water.
After worshiping and moon darshan in the night, she breaks the fast by drinking water from her husband's hand. This time the festival of Karva Chauth is falling on Sunday, October 24. Although Karva Chauth fast is a fast for women, men can also keep this when the woman is ill or in any special circumstances. Let us tell you some such rules related to fasting, which every woman must know.
Rules for fasting in Karva Chauth
1. Karva Chauth fasting starts from sunrise. Before sunrise woman can eat anything. Do not keep doubt in your mind about this. This is the reason why sargi is fed in all the houses before sunrise so that the woman can get energy for the rest of the day.
2. If the woman has been fed fruit when fasting for the first time for karva Chauth, or has drunk water, then the woman can observe fasting with or without water on Karva Chauth and other fasts. Although water is not allowed in this fast before moonrise, in case if the woman is ill then she can drink water.
3. Apart from the married women, those girls, whose marriages have been fixed can also keep this fast. But unmarried girls should not see the moon, they should break the fast by looking at the stars.
4. If a woman is ill in any year, her husband can keep the fast of Karva Chauth in her place as it is written in the scriptures. Nowadays, keeping Karva Chauth fast by husband for his wife has also become a trend.
5. Listening to the story on the day of fast is considered very important. It is believed that listening to the story of Karva Chauth keeps married women happy, brings happiness, peace, prosperity to their houses.
6. Whole grains and sweets should be kept together while listening to the story of the fast. After listening to the story, the daughter-in-law should give her mother-in-law's Bayana.
7. On this day, women should wear bright-colored clothes like red, yellow, etc. Black and white-colored clothes are not allowed to be worn. Nor should white things be donated.
8. In the evening, about one hour before the moonrise, the family of Shiva needs to be worshipped. During worship, sit in such a way that your face is towards the east. After this, when the moon comes out, the moon should be worshiped and Arghya should be offered. Now, after wishing husband a long life, apply tilak to the husband. Take blessings from him and the elders of the house. And at last, break the fast by drinking water from the husband's hand.

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