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Moonrise timings are essential for women fasting on the day of Karwa Chauth, as they end their fasts only after the sighting of the Chandrama. The festival is observed by practising Hindu women – who are married – annually on the fourth day of the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. Through the fasts, women pray for the longevity of the life terms of their husbands. Karwa Chauth 2019 Wishes In Hindi: WhatsApp Messages To Wish Your Husband Happy Karva Chauth.
Karwa Chauth is also referred to as Karva Chauth and Karak Chaturthi by Hindus in different parts of India. Fasts on this day are observed by the Hindu married women in all parts of the world. Canada, which houses a sizeable number of Hindu population, particularly from the northern states, also witnesses the observance of Karwa Chauth among the India diaspora.
Moonrise Timing for Karwa Chauth 2019 in Canada
In the capital Toronto, sunrise will take place on October 17 at 7:33 am. Noting the sunrise timing is essential as from this point onwards, the women are barred from consuming any type of food item or even drinking a drop of water. The fast will end at 8:55 pm, when the moonrise will take place in the city.
In Ottawa, the sunrise will take place at 7:20 am, whereas, the moonrise is at 8:35 pm. In Calgary – which also houses a significant number of Indian migrants – the sunrise will happen at 8:01 am, whereas, the moonrise will take place at 8:52 pm.
As per the ritual, the women fasting for Karva Chauth will eat sargi or the traditional food before sunrise and break their fasts with water and a meal after the sighting of the moon. Before breaking their fast, they worship the Chandrama and pray for the long lives of their husbands.