Karva Chauth is a Hindu festival that is mostly celebrated in the various communities in Northern India.

It is a festival that is celebrated by both married and unmarried women for a day.

It comes four days after Purnima in the Hindu Calendar month – Kartika. It is a festival based as per the Lunisolar calendar.

On the day of this festival, married women hold a fast from sunrise to moonrise for their husband’s well-being, longevity, and safety.

In ancient times, this festival was celebrated for the safety, victory, and longevity of soldiers who were sent off to fight in the wars.

With the time this festival evolved, and today it is for the long life of husbands.

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