(In Pics) Karva Chauth celebrations across the country

(In Pics) Karva Chauth celebrations across the country.

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Women across the country are prepping up for the Karva Chauth celebrations to be held today. From Henna decorations on their hands to buying bangles and new clothes, this is a much-awaited festival among the Hindu women of India.

The festival falls on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. On this day, married women and those reaching the marriageable age fast from sunrise to moonrise praying for the safety and longevity of their husbands, fiancés or desired husbands.

Karva Chauth

To be celebrated today, the moonrise timings as reported by the Indian Express are as follows:

Moonrise time in Uttar Pradesh - 8:35 pm
Moonrise time in Mumbai - 9:21 pm
Moonrise time in Rajasthan - 8:56 pm
Moonrise time in Himachal Pradesh - 8:43 pm
Moonrise time in Punjab - 8:49 pm
Moonrise time in Haryana - 8:48 pm
Moonrise time in Bengaluru - 9:09 pm
Moonrise time in Kolkata - 8:11 pm

Shopping spree before the celebrations

Jammu: Women shop for bangles ahead of the Hindu festival of "Karva Chauth" in Jammu on Monday. PTI

Praying for the beloved

Nagpur: Women buying bangles for Karva Chauth festival in Nagpur on Monday. PTI

The bangle market

Moradabad: Women buying bangles for Karva Chauth festival in Moradabad on Monday. PTI

Mehendi

Jammu: Women get mehndi (henna) designs on their palms ahead of Karva Chauth in Jammu on Monday. PTI

Mehendi

Ajmer: A woman gets her hand decorated with henna ahead of Karva Chauth in Ajmer on Tuesday. PTI

Waiting for their moon

Nagpur: A woman shows the freshly applied Henna (Mehandi) on her hands ahead of Karva Chauth in Nagpur, Maharashtra on Tuesday. PTI

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