|Date & Time:||Oct 13, 2022 & 5:00 PM PT|
|Location:||“Chinmaya Haridwar” 3551 NE John Olsen Ave|
Free & Open to all, signup required to attend
The festival is celebrated in the month of ‘Kartik’, just after the full moon. ‘Karwa’ means small earthen pot and ‘Chauth’ stands for the fourth day of the dark fortnight (Krishna-Paksha). On this occasion, married women keep fast for the long life and prosperity of their husbands.
Karwa Chauth is not just a mere festival. The underlying significance of Karwa Chauth can make you understand its value of it. Traditionally, the festival is celebrated by several women in one place, all dressed up in glorious saris and ornaments. They put mehndi on their palms and worship the moon together. A ‘pujarin’ or a lead woman conducts the whole function. After seeing the moon, they break their fast by taking water and food from their husbands.
For Puja at Chinmaya Haridwar, please bring the following:
1. Puja Thali/plate & Lota
2. Some dry fruits in a Ziploc
3. Tlight for lighting lamp. Lamps must NOT be placed directly on our carpet.
4. Place something like cash, cloth, etc. for gifts usually given to mother-in-law or any elder person.
5. Cloth to cover the plate
You can wear any traditional Indian dress with bangles and jewelry etc. If this is your first Karwa Chauth, we suggest you wear something bright.
Before sitting down for puja, fill up a puja Lota with water and leave it in your puja place. After the moonrise, you will use this water and lamp for doing the puja before eating dinner. We can talk more when you come for puja.
After doing puja, we will all have tea together. You can invite your husband for the tea.