Karwa Chauth falls on 8th of October this year. Hindu married women offer prayers to Lord Shiva and his family. The festival coincides with Sankashti Chaturthi, a fasting day observed for Lord Ganesha. Women open the Karwa Chauth fast only after completing the auspicious process of offering prayers to the moon. Hindu married women keep the Karwa Chauth fast for the long life of their husbands.
Here are some tips to have a healthy Karwa Chauth:
- Keep the sugar intake balanced; if it obligatory to have sugary food have it in a very small quantity. Sweet food has the tendency to aggravate hunger later. One can have cottage cheese as it helps in filling up the stomach and is also high on protein.
- Consume lukewarm water in abundant amount (2-6) glasses to reserves at the time of your ‘sargi’. Lukewarm water also helps to absorb water faster as it matches the ambient body temperature.
- Consumption of almonds and walnuts is also a good option as it will keep your energy bar charged and thus you will be able to endure hunger longer.
- Keep yourself occupied with some work or other to divert your mind from hunger. Occupying yourself with friends and family can be a good option.
- Keep in mind that when you open your fast, you do not consume a lot of spicy and oily food because being empty stomach the entire day the acidity level is high. Therefore it is suggested that you consume good quality carbohydrates and proteins to recharge your body.
Karwa Chauth 2017: Puja Muhurat and Chandrodaya time on Karwa Chauth
Date: October 8
Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat – 18:16 PM to 19:30 PM
Moonrise on Karva Chauth day – 20:40 PM