Karwa Chauth 2023 : Moonrise time, Puja shubh muhurat and more

Karwa Chauth

The much-awaited festival of Karwa Chauth is approaching, and married Hindu women are preparing to celebrate it enthusiastically. Predominantly observed in Northern India, it is also called Karaka Chaturthi or Karva Chauth. During this festival, married women observe a rigorous nirjala vrat, fasting from sunrise to moonrise, for the well-being and prosperity of their husbands. They do not break their fast until they have offered Arghya to the Moon in an earthen pot known as Karwa. While traditionally, this fast is observed by married and soon-to-be-married women, in recent times, husbands and unmarried couples have also adopted this practice for the well-being of their partners. Suppose you are planning to celebrate this year. It is important to know about the festival’s date, history, significance, auspicious time (Muhurat), Vrat Katha and various customs and celebrations associated with it.


Karwa Chauth Date: 

Karwa Chauth is observed on the Chaturthi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. In 2023, it falls on Wednesday, November 1st.


Moonrise Time: 

Karva Chauth Moonrise Time: An essential moment for the fasting tradition of married Hindu women. The timing of moonrise in different states of India on Karwa Chauth is as follows:

  • New Delhi: Moonrise at 8:15 pm
  • Lucknow: Moonrise at 8:05 pm
  • Noida: Moonrise at 8:14 pm
  • Gurugram: Moonrise at 8:16 pm
  • Mumbai: Moonrise at 8:59 pm
  • Chennai: Moonrise at 8:43 pm
  • Agra: Moonrise at 8:16 pm
  • Kolkata: Moonrise at 7:46 pm
  • Hyderabad: Moonrise at 8:40 pm
  • Bhubaneshwar: Moonrise at 8:02 pm
  • Kanpur: Moonrise at 8:08 pm
  • Bhopal: Moonrise at 8:29 pm
  • Aligarh: Moonrise at 8:13 pm
  • Himachal Pradesh: Moonrise at 8:07 pm
  • Panaji: Moonrise at 9:04 pm
  • Jaipur: Moonrise at 8:26 pm
  • Patna: Moonrise at 7:51 pm
  • Chandigarh: Moonrise at 8:10 pm 


Karwa Chauth Puja shubh muhurat:

It’s traditionally observed on the Chaturthi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik. This year, the auspicious day falls on November 1, a wednesday. According to Drik Panchang, the Karwa Chauth puja muhurat commences at 5:36 p.m. and concludes at 6:54 p.m. Devotees should observe the vrat (fasting) from 6:33 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., with the moonrise anticipated at 8:15 p.m. The Chaturthi Tithi begins on October 31 at 9:30 p.m. and concludes on November 1 at 9:19 p.m.


Karwa Chauth: History and Vrat Katha 

Karwa Chauth, a cherished Hindu festival, originates in ancient Indian traditions. On this day, married women fast from sunrise until moonrise, praying for the well-being and long life of their husbands. Generations have observed this ritual, which reflects the enduring love and commitment that couples share.

Vrat Katha 

At the heart of Karwa Chauth is the Vrat Katha, a tale that underscores the significance of this fast. The story usually revolves around a loyal wife who overcomes various trials and tribulations to save her husband’s life. This narrative symbolizes the devotion and determination of married women to safeguard their husband’s health and happiness.