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Karva Chauth, a Hindu festival is celebrated by married women who fast for their husband's well-being.

It falls on the fourth day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Kartika. This year, it is on October 27. 

According to the tradition, women fast from sunrise to sunset and break their fast after seeing the moon.  

This year, the moon will rise at 7:55 pm in New Delhi, Agra, and Uttar Pradesh while in the western region, like Maharashtra, it is expected to rise at 8:30 pm. 

The Puja Muhurat time is expected to start at 5:40 pm and will go on till 7:07 pm. 

Significance of Karva Chauth

According to Mahabharata, Savitri begged Lord Yama to spare her husband, Satyavan's soul and when the God of Death refused, she stopped eating and drinking and followed Yama. When Yama granted her a boon, she asked for children who were fathered by Satayavan. Having no choice but to grant the boon, Yama restored Satyavan's life.