Karwa Chauth 2023 In Australia

When & Where To Celebrate Karwa Chauth 2024 In Australia? – Know Everything Here

Renu Dahiya posted on Thursday, Oct 26th, 2023

Karwa Chauth, a widely celebrated Hindu festival, carries great cultural and religious importance for married women in the Hindu religion. This special day involves married women fasting from sunrise to moonrise, all for the prosperity and long life of their husbands. This age-old tradition is marked by devotion, love, and a deep sense of commitment. Here, we will know the meaning, historical origins, and narratives that make Karwa Chauth a cherished celebration. We will also take a closer look at when & how Karwa Chauth 2024 will be celebrated in Australia.

Karwa Chauth 2024 Date In Australia

Karwa Chauth 2024, also known as Karaka Chaturthi, is set to be observed on Sunday, the 20th of October in both the countries Australia and India. While the exact date may have slight variations depending on the lunar calendar, traditionally, Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik. Here are the timings/muhurat – 

Karwa Chauth 2024 date20 October 2024, Sunday20 October 2024, Sunday
Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat 07:13 PM to 08:18 PM05:46 PM to 07:02 PM
Karwa Chauth Upavasa Time06:08 AM to 10:44 PM06:25 AM to 07:54 PM
Moonrise on Karwa Chauth Day10:44 PM07:54 PM

How To Perform Karwa Chauth Pooja? | Step-by-Step Guide

Early Morning Karva Chauth Puja Vidhi

  • Rise two to three hours before dawn, around 4:00 to 4:30 in the morning.
  • Begin the day by consuming ‘Sargi’ before sunrise and make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Dress in traditional attire and apply cosmetics such as Henna, Sindoor, and Bindi to signify your married status.

Afternoon Karva Chauth Puja Vidhi

  • In the afternoon, set up a designated area, either inside or outside your home, by marking a small square space adjacent to a vertical wall, around four o’clock.
  • In the centre of the marked space, create a Swastika shape using turmeric.
  • Place the Karva Chauth calendar against the vertical wall. This calendar depicts deities like Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva, Lord Kartik, and Lord Ganesha, who are venerated during the puja.
  • Gather all the Puja materials on a plate, including Roli (red chandan), Mouli (holy thread), Haldi powder (turmeric powder), a glass of clean water or a glass of milk, a well-cleaned betel leaf, and a betel nut.
  • Position the Karva in the middle of the Swastik mark and pour water or milk into it. You can also use the Karva to store coins corresponding to various currencies.
  • Cover the Karva and add grains of wheat and sugar or 14 Maal-Puas as an alternative to sugar.
  • After applying Roli to the Karva, wrap the Mouli around its neck and tie it.
  • If you are performing the Puja alone, place an additional Karva next to the picture of the Karva Chauth festival. This Karva symbolizes the one given to Goddess Parvati by Lord Shiva.
  • Sprinkle droplets over the picture of Karva Chauth by dipping mango leaves into a glass of water or milk and using them to sprinkle liquid onto the image.
  • Apply Roli (red chandan), Akshat, and Haldi to the figures of the gods on the Karva Chauth calendar.
  • Exchange your Karva with another lady sitting beside you, saying: “Karva le karva le sada suhaagan karva le. Karva le karva le saat bhai ki behen karva le. Karva le karva le saat putron ki maa karva le.
  • Recite the story of Karva Chauth, also known as “Karva Chauth Katha.” The eldest lady in the group should ideally narrate the story, keeping uncooked rice grains in your fists as you listen.
  • After the storytelling, set the Karvas aside to be given to a nearby temple.

Night Karva Chauth Puja Vidhi

  • In the evening, dress in attire resembling that of a bride-to-be.
  • Prepare the Pooja Samigri for moon worship, which includes a low-sided pot filled with water.
  • Set up a small dish with ‘Akshat’ (raw rice grains), Roli (red Chandan), Haldi (turmeric), and a small Diya.
  • As soon as the moon appears in the sky, light the diya on the plate.
  • If your spouse is not present, close your eyes, think of him with reverence, gaze at the moon, and take a sip of water.
  • Once the rituals are complete, you may break your fast and enjoy a meal.

Karwa Chauth: History & Significance

Karwa Chauth is steeped in history, with its roots tracing back over 4,000 years. The term “Karwa” denotes the earthen pot used for storing water, while “Chauth” signifies the fourth day of the lunar month. This age-old tradition is believed to have its origins dating back to the time of the Mahabharata.

Karwa Chauth Story | Karwa Chauth Katha

One of the most renowned legends associated with Karwa Chauth centres around Queen Veervati. According to this tale, she observed a rigorous fast on Karwa Chauth, but her strength waned, and she fainted. Witnessing her plight, her seven brothers, overwhelmed by her suffering, devised a clever solution. They created a mirror in a peepal tree to reflect the light of the setting sun, creating an illusion of the moonrise. This ingenious ruse convinced Queen Veervati that the moon had indeed risen, leading her to believe she had successfully completed her fast. However, as fate would have it, the moment she broke her fast, she received the heartbreaking news of her husband’s untimely demise.

Devastated and grief-stricken, she hastened to her husband’s kingdom, where she encountered the goddess Parvati. The divine goddess revealed that her sudden widowhood was the result of a minor error in observing the fast. Stories like these have been passed down through generations and have contributed to the rich tapestry of beliefs and traditions surrounding Karwa Chauth.

Karwa Chauth Celebrations In India

North India

In states like Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan, Karwa Chauth is a big deal. Women dress up in beautiful traditional attire, apply henna, and exchange Karwa Chauth essentials with each other. They participate in group fasting, where married women get together to observe the fast. This makes the day more enjoyable and less lonely. So, reserve your flight tickets to North India and participate in vibrant rituals, here are the popular routes – 

West India

In states like Gujarat and Maharashtra, women are known for their artistic Mehendi designs. They often decorate their hands and feet with intricate patterns. The evening Puja is a significant event, where women gather, sing songs and offer prayers to the moon for their husbands’ long lives. Get your air tickets booked to West India and enjoy the festival. Consider these famous routes – 

East India

In Bengal, Karwa Chauth is observed as Karak Chaturthi. Married women fast and worship the moon. This day is marked with devotion and togetherness, and women often receive gifts from their husbands as a sign of love and appreciation. Book your flights to East India today, considering the below-mentioned popular routes – 

South India

While Karwa Chauth is not as widespread in South India, some women from the region do celebrate it. In states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, you can find a mix of traditional Karwa Chauth celebrations along with the local customs and traditions. To enjoy these unique celebrations of Karwa Chauth, reserve your flights to South India today. Check out the famous routes below – 

Karwa Chauth 2024 Celebrations In Australia

Update: There are no Kawa Chauth events released for 2024. We’ll update you accordingly. However, here are the previous years’ events you can check.

New South Wales

Karwa Chauth Mela 2023

Date – 01 November 2023, Wednesday

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT

Organized by – Star Event Productions

Address – Bowman Hall, 35 Campbell Street Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia

To experience Karwa Chauth in its authentic glory, book your Sydney to India flights. Check out these popular flight routes:


Karwa Chauth 2023

Date– 01 November 2023, Wednesday

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (UTC+10)

Organized by – Anu Attri

Address: Northgate Hall, 71 Scott St, Northgate QLD 4013 Australia

Secure your flights from Brisbane to India to be a part of the spectacular Karwa Chauth festivities. Explore these popular flight routes:


Mehndi & Karwachauth

Date 31 October 2023, Tuesday

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Organized by – Sleep”n Relax and Zirconian in association with The Miglani Group

Address: 139 Oherns Road, Epping VIC, Australia

Mehndi & Karwachauth

Date 01 November 2023, Wednesday

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Organized by – Sleep”n Relax and Zirconian in association with The Miglani Group

Address: 139 Oherns Road, Epping VIC, Australia

To join in the vibrant Karwa Chauth celebrations, consider reserving your Melbourne to India flights. Explore the following famous flight routes:

That’s almost everything on Karwa Chauth 20232 celebrations in India. 

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