Women across North India are busy celebrating Karva Chauth 2018. The day is dedicated to all the married women who fast for their husband’s safety and long life. The day is mostly celebrated in regions like Rajasthan, Punjab and western Uttar Pradesh. Besides married women, the girls who are about to get married or are engaged also fast for the well-being of their finances. As per beliefs, it is one of the hardest rituals in Indian culture and women are expected not to eat or even drink during the day.

According to the traditions, the women wake up before the sunrise and they are supposed to keep a fast for the rest of the day. The fast ends at night when the moon appears in the sky. After worshipping the moon, women break their fast after drinking water from their husband’s hand. In some parts, husband’s are also expected to feed their wives the first bite of food. 

Traditionally, a puja also takes place in the evening and this year, the time to perform the puja is from5:40 pm to 6:47pm. Also, it is expected that the moon will rise at around 7:55 pm. Meanwhile, women are busy celebrating the day enthusiastically across North without complaining. Here are the LIVE updates on Karwa Chauth 2018: 

Live Updates

First ever Karwa Chauth for Bipasha Basu

It has been a year since Bipasha and Karan got married and it is their first Karwa Chauth. The duo has shared an adorable picture together. Here you can take a look:

Kasam Se fame Anita Hassanandani celebrate Karwa Chauth 2018

Roshni Chopra posts beautiful picture on Karwa Chauth

Junior B extends wishes to women fasting on Karwa Chauth 2018

Earlier in the day, Abhishek Bachchan took to his Twitter handle and shared a beautiful message fot the women who are fasting today. In his tweet, he suggested men to fast for their loving wives too.

Divyanka Tripathi and husband Vivek Dahiya celebrate Karva Chauth

Among other celebrity couple, one of the most celebrated couple, Divyanka and Vivek were also seen adding colors to the festival that celebrate marriage. In the picture shared, the couple looks just adorable together.

Gizele Thakral celebrates Karwa Chauth

Karva Chauth 2018 in Amritsar

Like rest of the states, women in Amritsar are busy celebrating the tradition. As we can see, women dress up to the best for the day and as per tradition exchange Karvas with the other women who fast.

Karwa Chauth 2018

Women celebrating Karwa Chauth 2018 in Varanasi. Soon, the moon will appear in the sky and women can break their fast after their husbands will give them water with their own hands.

Happy Karva Chauth!

Yeh vivaah hansee, khushee aur bhagavaan ke aasheervaad se bhara ho sakata hai. Happy Karwa Chauth!

Moon rise in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh

For Punjab, the estimated time is 07:57 pm while for Himachal Pradesh, the time is 07:51 pm. The women in Punjab and HP are known to celebrate the tradition most ethusiastcally.

Moon rise timing in different states

In Delhi, Agra and Uttar Pradesh, the moon will rise at around 8:30 pm, while in Mumbai, the moon will rise at 8:30 pm. In Ujjain and Indore, the moon rise will take place at 07;57 pm and 08;09 pm. In Bihar, the moon will appear in the sky at around 07:35 pm.

Women grooming for the special day

Karca Chauth is also the day when women groom themselves for the day. they apply Mehandi, put on accessories and wear ethnic dresses to look their best for the night.

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