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Karwa Chauth 2019: Moon sighted in New Delhi; women break day-long fast

The festival of Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day after the full moon, as per the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Kartik. It is largely celebrated in parts of North India. Here are the moonrise timings. 

Karwa Chauth 2019: Moon sighted in New Delhi; women break day-long fast
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New Delhi: The auspicious festival of Karwa Chauth is being celebrated in the country today and all married women eagerly await the sighting of the moon so that they can finally break their fast. Chiefly celebrated in North India, the festival marks a wife's undying love for her husband.

Married women keep a day-long fast on this day and pray for the long life of their husband. They break the fast after offering 'ark' to the moon once it is sighted. Hence, moon sighting holds great significance on this day.

Check out the updates of moonrise timings:

ANI shares visuals of Karwa Chauth celebrations in Delhi.

#Karwa Chauth moon sighted in Dehradun, women end day-long fast.

# The auspicious has finally been sighted in New Delhi. Mirth and merriment are in the air! 

# The wait is over! Moon has been sighted in India. Women from Guwahati (Assam) break their fast on the sighting of the moon. News agency ANI shared visuals on Twitter.

# The auspicious Karwa Chauth moon is expected to be sighted any minute now.

#Across the country, women who are fasting eagerly await the Karwa Chauth moon.

# The moon is expected to rise by 08:16 Pm in Delhi, 08:51 pm in Mumbai,  08:17 pm in Gurgaon, 08:14 pm in Chandigarh, 08:20 pm in Amritsar and 08:18 pm in Jammu as per Timeanddate.com.

#News agency ANI shares visuals of women celebrating Karwa Chauth in Punjab and Delhi.

The festival of Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day after the full moon, as per the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Kartik. It is largely celebrated in parts of North India, especially Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh as well.

The festival holds great importance for women and in fact, unmarried girls also keep fast in hope of getting the groom of their desire. It is also known as Karak Chaturthi in various parts of the country.

Here's wishing our readers a very happy Karwa Chauth!