Women celebrate the festival of Karwa Chauth on the 4th day during the fortnight of Ashwin, to pray and wish for the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husband. ‘Karwa’ means earthen pots, used to store wheat, and ‘Chauth’ means the fourth day. Karwa Chauth is considered a major and significant festival in the northern part of India. The fast of Karwa Chauth is mostly observed by married Hindu and Sikh women. Traditionally, it is celebrated in the states of Rajasthan, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.