Karva Chauth is being celebrated by married Hindu women all across the northern India today. On this day, married women fast for their husbands from sunrise to moonrise, praying for their safety and long lives. Sometimes, even women engaged to be married fast for the well being of their fiances.
Today, the moon is expected to rise at 8:47 pm at Delhi NCR region.
On this day, women consume food before sunrise. During the fast, one does not even drink a glass of water. When the moon rises in the sky, their husbands break their wives' fast by offering them the first morsels of food and water.
The occasion is celebrated in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.
There are several myths surrounding this festival. According to one such legend, in the old days, men would often be away from home on military assignments, leaving behind wives and children. The festival started off as a prayer for the safety.
Below, Catch suggests five food items with which you can break your fast.