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Karwa Chauth 2017 Festival Puja  / Karva Choth New Zealand

न्यूजीलैन्ड करवा चौथ पूजा 8TH OR 9TH OCT 2017

All Indian festivals are based on Tithi (तिथी) or Lunar Calendar. Karwa (Karva) Chauth this year as per New Zealand time is on 9th Oct (Chaturthi at Auckland starts 9th Oct 12.28am and ends 9th Oct 9.46pm). However, many Indians follow the dates as per Indian Panchang / Calendar which is on 8th Oct. Most of the Indian calendars follow sunrise and moonrise time of the city where they are published. Thus you may find different times in these calendars.
Please note, unlike time difference in dates, it is not necessary that tithi difference between India and New Zealand will have similar calculation. The tithi is Lunar Day, which is time taken to increase longitudinal angle by 12 degrees between the Moon and the Sun. It may vary between 19 to 26 hours approximately. For simplicity purpose, the Lunar day at the time of Sun rise on particular day is considered tithi for that day. This is pure mathematics or astronomy (not astrology).
The Karwa Chauth festival puja (Karva Choth) Puja can be done at home or temple. Please check with your nearest temple about their Puja day and time.
Karwa/Karva Chauth fasting is usually from Sun rise to Moonrise.
The Sun rise time for selected cities in New Zealand on 9th Oct’17 are given below:
  • Invercargill: 7.03am
  • QueensTown:  7.03am
  • Fox Glacier: 6.59am
  • Christchurch: 6.48am
  • Wellington: 6.42am
  • Gisborne: 6.31am
  • Tauranga: 6.39am
  • Hamilton: 6.42am
  • Auckland: 6.45am
  • Paihia: 6.49am
  • Cape Reinga: 6.55am
Moon rise time in Auckland New Zealand
on 8th Oct is 10.07pm and
on 9th Oct moon rise is at 11.15pm.
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