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- This fast has been told in the Vamana Purana, the Chandogya Upanishad has also mentioned the worship of the moon.
On Kartik month, the Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha is fasted on Karva Chauth. This festival is considered very special for Suhagin women. Earthenware, ie Karve, is considered to be of special importance on this festival. The worship of the moon is described in Vamana Purana and other texts. Apart from this, the importance of worshiping Brahma as male in the moon has also been mentioned in the Chandogya Upanishad. The God of Chaturthi Tithi is Lord Ganesha. Hence Ganesh ji is also worshiped along with Chaturthi Devi on this day.
Ganesha and Moon are worshiped
Karva Chauth means fast for a husband’s long life. According to the Chandogya Upanishad, all sins are destroyed by worshiping Brahma as male in the moon. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Kartikeya, Ganesh and Moon should be worshiped in this fast. After the puja, the rice, urad dal, suhag material should be offered in the clay karve by touching the feet of a suhagin equivalent to mother-in-law or mother-in-law.
Fasting of wives triumphs over gods
According to mythology, once the gods were being defeated in the war of gods and demons. To avoid this crisis, Brahmadev advised the wives of all the Gods to keep the powers fast. On the Chaturthi of Kartik month, the wives of all the gods fasted. The fast gathered all the powers. Which led to the victory of the gods in the war. Hearing this, all the dev wives opened their fast. It is believed that on this day the tradition of fasting of Karva Chauth started.
Karva Chauth fast is incomplete without these five things
1. Gift of simplicity: The fasting of Karva Chauth has been considered from the beginning. Every mother-in-law gives her daughter-in-law a sargi and blesses her fast to be completed. Sargi contains sweets, fruits, etc., which is eaten before the daughter-in-law fast at sunrise, which gives her energy throughout the day so that she can complete the fast easily.
2. Legislation of Nirjala fast: The fast of Karva Chauth is kept nirjala, in this, the person keeping the fast is forbidden to eat and drink anything throughout the day. Water has to be sacrificed. The Vratis try to please Mata Gauri and Lord Shiva with their hard fast, so that they may get the blessings of unbroken honey and happy married life.
3. Worship of Shiv and Gauri: Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Mother Gauri are worshiped in the morning of Karva Chauth from the morning, so that they may get unbroken good luck, fame and fame. Mantras of Mata Gauri and Lord Shiva are chanted in the puja.
4. Shiva-Gauri’s clay statue: The idols of Shiva, Gauri and Ganesha are made from pure yellow clay for worship in Karwa Chauth. They are then installed by laying a red cloth on the outpost. Mata Gauri wears sindoor, bindi, chunni and Lord Shiva wearing sandalwood, flowers, clothes etc. Shriganeshji sits on his lap.
5. Story: After the preparation of worship in the day, women gather at one place in the evening. There Panditji or aged women narrate the story of Karva Chauth. After this, arghya should be given at the exit of the moon. Then she opens her fast after drinking water.