Karva Chauth 2016
Karva Chauth 2016Reuters

Karwa Chauth (also spelled Karva Chauth) is the one-day festival celebrated by Indian women praying for the well-being of their husbands or fianc├ęs. The Indian festival is majorly celebrated in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, October 19, this year.

While Karwa means clay pot and chauth means fourth, implying that the festival is celebrated on the fourth day of the month of Kartik.

Check Karwa Chauth special Hindi songs

How is it celebrated?

As part of the auspicious festival, from sunrise to moon rise, married women fast praying for the longevity of their husbands. They also apply mehendi and wear traditional attires on the festive day. By looking at the rising moon through a sieve, the women break their fast. After this, they look at their husbands, who give them water and sweets. 

The rituals are also being performed by unmarried girls, who wish for a good life partner.

Check out messages, wishes and greetings to be shared on Karwa Chauth 2016:

Karva Chauth 2016
Karva Chauth 2016123 Greetings

God gave me immense blessings by giving you as my wife.
You make my life complete.
You are the reason of my existence.
It's your prayers that binds us together.
Wishing to live long with you.
Happy Karwa Chauth.

On this Karwa Chauth,
I thank you for giving me a life filled with happiness.
I am so grateful to have you as my husband/wife.
You make my life beautiful with all good things.
Happy greetings of the day.

You are miles away from me on this Karwa Chauth,
Though I am sad about that, my prayers are always with you.
I wish to spend a lifetime together with you.
Happy Karwa Chauth.

Karva Chauth 2016
Karva Chauth 2016123 Greetings

May the sindoor on your forehead,
Testify your prayers,
For the long life of your husband.
May the mangal sutra reminds you,
the promises that you made while getting married.
Happy Karwa Chauth.

May the sight of full moon fill your heart with a lot of happiness for you and your family.
Wishing you a blessed Karwa Chauth.

When I say I love you,
It not just three words,
It means I trust u,
I care for you,
I cannot leave without you
Happy Karwa Chauth.

Karva Chauth 2016
Karva Chauth 2016123 Greetings

The festive mood is on with the moon shining brightly,
Sorry for being away from you,
But I am sure that you are praying for my happiness.
I miss you a lot and wishing you the greetings of Karwa Chauth.

May God shower his blessings on both of you on this divine day
Sending you the wishes of Karwa Chauth 2016.

Hope this day strengthens the bond between you two.
May God bless you abundantly with a happy married life.
Happy Karwa Chauth.

Karva Chauth 2016
Karva Chauth 2016123 Greetings

I wish to see you leading a happy married life with your love. May you be blessed with a family that showers immense love and support.  Happy Karwa Chauth.