Wednesday, October 19th 2015
from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Karwa Chauth Puja, Arati and Prasadam
Karva is another word for clay pot (a small earthen pot used to keep the water cool, and also used for puja) and chauth means 'fourth' in Hindi (a reference to the fact that the festival falls on the fourth day of the dark-fortnight, or krishna paksh, of the month of Kartik)
Once Arjuna went to the Nilgiris for penance and the rest of the Pandavas faced many problems in his absence. Draupadi remembered Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna advised her to observe the fast of Karva Chauth. Draupadi followed the instructions and observed the fast with all its rituals. Consequently, the Pandavas were able to overcome their problems.
Karva Chauth is considered to be a romantic festival, symbolizing the love between a husband and wife. Braj Mandir promotes that both husband and wife should fast until the moon rise.
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