Karva Chauth: Wife see moon through sieve then husband for the long life and wellbeing of their husband.Karva Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day after the night of the full moon in the month of Karthik, on this auspicious day of KarvaChauth wives observe a 24-hour long fast for the long life and wellbeing of their husbands.
Karva Chauth is an annual one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in North India, in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.
Sometimes, unmarried women observe the fast for their fiances or desired husbands. Wives start fasting at night, post the moon comes out, in the presence of their husbands. This fast continues until the moon come out again, when the women dress up in their wedding outfit and await for the moon to pop on the beautiful dark sky, which tells that their fast can now be broken.
Karwa or a clay pot is usually filled with eateries and jewellery and offered to the moon by way of worship — hence the title KarwaChauth. Once the moon-worshipping is done, the wives look at the moon through a sieve and then quickly turn to look at their husbands. After seeing his man, women receive their first bite of food from him.