Upcoming Karwa Chauth


Karwa Chauth 2018 New Zealand / KARVA CHOTH PUJA

न्यूजीलैन्ड करवा चौथ पूजा 28th Oct 2018

All Indian festivals are based on Tithi (तिथी) or Lunar Calendar.

Karwa / Karva Chauth this year as per New Zealand time is on 28th Oct (Chaturthi at Auckland is upto 00.25, or midnight of 28th Oct).

In India it is observed on 27th Oct. We have provided the Auckland Chaturthi time above. Tithi is Lunar day which depends upon longitudinal angle between Sun and Moon. Thus only time zone difference between two countries does not apply in tithi calculation.

In India (Ujjain time to be precise) Chaturthi starts on 27th Oct at 6.38pm whereas in Auckland chaturthi starts on 28th Oct 2.08am (midnight of 27th Oct). Thus in New Zealand, Karva Chauth is on 28th Oct.

The Karwa Chauth (Karva Choth) Puja can be done at home or temple. Please check with your nearest temple about their Puja day and time.  Click here to see our list of temples in New Zealand
Karwa/Karva Chauth fasting is usually from Sun rise to Moon rise.
  • The Sun rise time for selected cities in New Zealand on 28th Oct 2018 are given below:
    • Invercargill: 6.29am
    • QueensTown:  6.31am
    • Christchurch: 6.18am
    • Wellington: 6.13am
    • Gisborne: 6.04am
    • Tauranga: 6.13am
    • Hamilton: 6.17am
    • Auckland: 6.20am
  • Moon rise time:
    • Invercargill: 7.47pm
    • Queenstown: 7.47pm
    • Christchurch: 7.32pm
    • Wellington: 7.25pm
    • Gisborne: 7.13pm
    • Tauranga: 7.21pm
    • Hamilton: 7.25pm
    • Auckland: 7.28pm

Programs in New Zealand:

  • Karva Chauth Festival at 93 Marin Parade, New Brigthon on 7th Oct 3pm-8pm. Organized by  Indian NZ Association of Christchurch and Canterbury Indian Women Group
  • Samuhik (Group) Karwa Chauth Pooja at Shirdi Sai Temple, Onehunga Auckland on 27th Oct, 4pm onwards
  • Karva Chauth Pooja at Bhartiya Mandir, Balmoral Road, Auckland on 27th and 28th Oct 4pm onwards
  • Karva Chauth Pooja at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson, Auckland on 28th Oct 3pm to 7pm
There are many astronomy websites which provide Moon rise time. Click here to see Timeanddate website . Looking at weather forecast would be useful for you. Click here for weather forecast provided by MET Services.
Kindly note, though we tried our best to give you correct information along with facts, we are not responsible for any mistake in calculation or typing.
Wishing you a blessed and cheerful Karwa Chauth / Karva Choth. करवा चौथ की हार्दिक बधाईया