PHOTOS: The festival of Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated by Hindu women every year, and this year it falls on October 17. It is mostly celebrated in northern India, four days after a full moon in the month of Kartika. It is based on the lunisolar calendar. On this day, married woman fast for the safety and long life of their husbands. Karwa Chauth is predominantly celebrated in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.

Updated On Nov 11, 2019 07:13 PM IST
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Hindu married women perform rituals during the Karwa Chauth festival at Sai temple, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 07:13 PM IST

Hindu married women perform rituals during the Karwa Chauth festival at Sai temple, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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Married women observe Karwa Chauth by fasting and offering prayers seeking welfare, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 07:13 PM IST

Married women observe Karwa Chauth by fasting and offering prayers seeking welfare, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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Karwa Chauth celebrations at a temple in Chandigarh. (Karun Sharma/Hindustan times)
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Karwa Chauth celebrations at a temple in Chandigarh. (Karun Sharma/Hindustan times)

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Indian women have their hands decorated with henna mehandi on the eve of Karwa Chauth at Hanuman Temple, Connaught Place in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
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Indian women have their hands decorated with henna mehandi on the eve of Karwa Chauth at Hanuman Temple, Connaught Place in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

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Women have their hands decorated with heena mehandi on the eve of Karwa Chauth at Hanuman Temple. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
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Women have their hands decorated with heena mehandi on the eve of Karwa Chauth at Hanuman Temple. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

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Married women perform rituals during the Karwa Chauth festival in New Delhi. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 07:13 PM IST

Married women perform rituals during the Karwa Chauth festival in New Delhi. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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