Karva Chauth is a special occasion for the married women in India. The festival is celebrated about nine days prior to Diwali, specifically on Kartik ki Chauth. Married women pray for the wellbeing of their husband, on the day. Special puja is conducted in the evening, while women sing songs on the praise of the festival. Traditionally, one song is sung, when the women see the reflection of the moon in a thali of water. This song is known as Karwa Chauth Ark song. Another song, known as Karva Chauth thali song, is sung when women gather in circle, perform Karwa Chauth puja and rotate their thali.
Traditional Karwa Chauth Songs
Karwa Chauth Thali Song
Veero kudiye karwada,
Sarv suhagan karwada,
Aye katti naya teri naa,
Kumbh chrakhra feri naa,
Aar pair payeen naa,
Ruthda maniyen naa,
Suthra jagayeen naa,
Ve veero kuriye karwara,
Ve sarv suhagan karwara.. (6)
Karva Chauth Ark Song
Karwa Chauth Popular Hindi Film Songs
Many Hindi filmmakers have shown the festival of Karwa Chauth on the big screen over the years. These songs of have become so popular that the festival seemsalmost uncomplete without these songs. We have compiled some popular Karwa Chauth film songs here:
Ghar Aaja Pardesi - Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
We all remember how Simran (Kajol) fasts for Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) who also does the same secretly. In the song ‘Ghar Aaja Pardesi' all the women folks come together with diyas and there's an awesome reflection of the moon in the water. Sung by Pamela Chopra and Manpreet Kaur to the tunes of Jatin and Lalit, this is one of the all-time top Karwa Chauth songs.
Chand Chupa Badal Mein (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)
Chand Chupa Badal Mein from the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is another apt song for Karwa Chauth and remains one of the popular songs on the list. This magical number brilliantly captures the ceremonious Karva Chaut celebrations.
Karwa Chauth Ka Vrat Aisa (Karwa Chauth)
This is an old song but sets the mood for the day. The song from the film Karwa Chauth was beautifully sung by Usha Mangeshkar, remains one of the all-time favourites for the occasion.
Bole Chudiyan (Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham)
In Bole Chudiyan..., Kajol is seen fasting for her husband, Shah Rukh Khan and singing the song along with her family. Over the years, this song became a good option to dance during marriages and social functions. The song was sung by Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam and Amit Kumar.
Aie Kash Dekhu Main Aaj Ki Raat (Aashik Aawara)
Aie Kash Dekhu Main Aaj Ki Raat is another Karwa Chauth song from the film "Aashik Aawara" where both daughter and mother are waiting for their loved ones and for the moon to break their fast. This soulful song was sung by Sadhana Sargam.
Aaj Hai Karwa Chauth Sakhi (Bahu Beti)
Aaj Hai Karwa Chauth Sakhi is a beautiful song from the classic 'Bahu Beti'. This was probably one of the first movies to show Karwa Chauth on the big screen. The song was sung by Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor and depicts the simple celebrations that come with the age-old festival.