Women across country celebrate Karva Chauth festival

Women across the nation are celebrating Karva Chauth festival for the good health and longevity of their husbands. Women in Ahmedabad participated in the rituals . They also exchaned puja thalis among each other. Women in Chandigarh also performed the rituals for the long lives of their husbands, whereas in Bhopal, a group of women was seen performing the same activity. Karva Chauth falls on the fourth day of the Hindu month of Kartik in the lunisolar calendar. Married women and women reaching marriageable age traditionally fast throughout the day from sunrise till the moonrise. On this day, they worship Shiva, Ganesha, Karthikeya, Parvati and also pay offerings to the moon. The one-day festival is mainly observed in Indian states like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Pradesh.