Karwa Chauth: women worship the divine couple Lord Shiva & Goddess Gauri

Karva Chauth is one of the most celebrated festival in North India. It represents the relationship and responsibilities of husband and wife towards each other.

On this day, married women observe fast till the clear appearance of the Moon God in the evening. After that they break their fasts and eat special recipes. Karva Chauth 2016 date is October 19.

On Karva Chauth, women worship the divine couple Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri (Goddess Parvati). ‘Sargi is the special food which is given to daughter-in-law by mother-in-law in the morning to start fasting.

Usually, Karva Chauth and Atla Thaddhe are celebrated on the same day. Both festivals have similar rituals and traditions. But, Atla Thaddhe is a regional festival of Andhra Pradesh and some parts of South India.

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