List of items for Karva Chauth Puja

List of items for Karva Chauth Puja

Karva Chauth is one of the major festivals for married women in North India when they keep strict fast for the longevity and prosperity of their husbands. They worship Goddess Parvati and Ganesh Ji and break their fast after moon-rise. They give Arghya to the moon and pray for the long life and prosperity of her husband.

It is not only the day of fasting for the husband but also helps in strengthening the bond between the girl and her mother-in-law. There is a mix of love and care in the ‘Sargi‘ that Mother-in-law prepares for her Daughter-in-law.

Women dress up to their best on this day, wearing new dresses their favorite jewelry, and wait for the moon patiently. There is so much preparation need to be done for fasts, poojas, gifts, special dishes, and a lot more. Women start preparing for this day in advance, they buy all the needed things and so that nothing missing for the puja.

Here we are bringing you the list of all the things needed for Karva Chauth puja so that you don’t find anything missing at the last moment.

List of items for Puja Samagri of Karva Chauth

  • 1 Pooja Thali for keeping all pooja stuff

  • 1 Mitti Karwa (You can take a steel Karwa as per your availability)

  • 1 Chalani (Sieve)

  • Mitti Diyas (You can also make diya from aata)

  • Agarbatti / Incense sticks

  • Batti / Cotton wick

  • Mehndi Cone

  • Kumkum / Roli

  • Akshat / Chawal

  • Kalawa / Mouli

  • Sindoor

  • Karwa Chauth Katha & pooja vidhi book

  • Karwa Chauth Calendar

  • Some sweet

  • Fruits

  • Matthi

  • Sargi (Gift from mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law including foods she needs to eat in the morning)

  • Baya (Return gift for te month-in-law)


Karwa Chauth Sargi is given by mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law, it can be any gift plus food she needs to eat in the morning. The food given should be rich in protein and carbohydrate which will keep the daughter-in-law fit throughout the day while fasting.


Mehendi is a symbol of marital bliss and applying Mehendi on Karwa Chauth is a very popular thing. Shops in the market and beauty parlor make special arrangements for this day as a lot of customers come to apply Mehendi on their hands and feet.

Clothes and jewelry

It is a custom of wearing new clothes and jewelry on Karwa Chauth and look at their best. Saree and lehenga are the most preferred dresses the women wear, some women also wear her marriage dupatta in puja. Women usually wear red or green dresses, you can see women sparkling and glowing at their best on this day.


The mother-in-law has given Sargi to her daughter-in-law so the daughter-in-law should also gift her something in return. It can be anything from garments, dry fruits, sweets, and money.

Karva Chauth rituals

On the day of Karwa Chauth, women wake up early in the morning before sunrise and have their Sargi. Makes the Sankalp (pledge) of keeping the fast for the well-being of the husband and the family. Gets ready with all solah Shringar and adorn themselves in all nice jewelry and makeups. Post that they spend their time in various activities like meeting friends and relatives, doing Pooja preparations, etc.

In the evening, there is a common forum of ladies that takes place either in gardens or temples or in someone’s house where the pooja is organized in a traditional manner. During the occasion, the Pujari or a senior lady narrates the legendary story of Veeravati and her seven brothers.

For the puja, they require Karwa filled with water, Diya, Agarbatti, Kumkum, Akshat, Kalawa & sweet. All these items are placed in front of the worshiping place for the offering. Post this Katha, they do the Karua exchange ritual.

At night, they await the moon rise. Once they see the moon through a ‘Chalni’, Malmal cloth, or sieve, they offer water to Lord Moon. They end their fasts after praying to the moon and seeking its blessings for the long life and welfare of their husbands, by drinking water from their spouse’s hand.

Get pampered by your husband this day, feel special, and make them feel special too.

Happy Karwa Chauth! Happy Fasting!

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