Karva Chauth: The Celebration of Marital Bliss
Karwa Chauth, known as the festival that deepens the tie between a man and his wife, is soon to arrive.
As couples prepare to celebrate this occasion of love and marital bliss, we thought we would prepare you for the Karva Chauth Puja Samagri needed to bring this event to life.
Karwa Chauth will be observed in a few days by the majority of married women, who are primarily from Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh.
The custom has evolved where even single women and those from other regions observe Karva Chauth Vrats and carry out specific rituals to secure their wish to meet a compatible partner.
If you wish to celebrate Karwa Chauth you need a few essential things.
Karwa Chauth Puja Samagri Items
For Karwa Chauth, you would need the following:
- A tray for keeping all the puja samagri
- A Kalash (copper/brass/silver)
- A sieve (Channi)
- A lamp made of wheat dough
- An earthen pot and a lid or an earthen pot with a nozzle
- Cotton wick
- Oil for lamp
- Incense sticks
- An oil lamp
- Raw milk
- Solah Shringar items - mehendi, kajal, sindoor, lipstick, bicchiyan (toerings), nath (nose pin), chudiyan (bangles), bindi, kanghi (comb), mirror, mahavar/alta, red chunri, necklace, earrings etc.
- Paan and supari
- A wooden chowki/ platform
- Kapur (camphor)
- Karwa Chauth calendar or Maa Karva/Maa Chauth's photo
- A red chunri
- A red cloth
- Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha book
How to do Karva Chauth Puja
Women start their day by observing a fast from sunrise to moonrise. The fast is broken by drinking water after seeing the moon at night.
Eating sargi, or the pre-dawn meal, is how the day begins. On Karwa Chauth, ladies who are fasting consume a meal known as sargi first thing in the morning. Married women receive sargi from their in-laws' moms. It comes with a Karva (also known as an Earthen Pot), a sweet treat, dry fruits, and feni. Jewelry and a saree are also included.
Women who observe fast get up before dawn, get ready, and gather supplies from the sargi. They only eat at this hour of the day. They are not even permitted to drink water during the day after sunrise.
Women congregate in the evening to perform the puja and listen to the Karwa Chauth Katha. A glimpse of the moon is taken through the Channi at night which is when their fast is broken.
From everyone at India Sajawat & Puja Hut we would like to wish couples near and far a very Happy Karva Chauth.
India Sajawat & Puja Hut
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