7 Fasting Tips for Karwa Chauth

Oct 29, 2023, 05:31 PM IST

7 Fasting Tips for Karwa Chauth

Kirtika Katira

Fasting during Karwa Chauth can be both spiritually and physically demanding. Here are seven tips to help make the process more manageable and ensure a successful observance of this sacred day.

Preparation is Key

Start your preparations a few days in advance. Consume foods rich in complex carbohydrates and proteins to keep you satiated for longer during the fasting period. Stock up on fruits, dry fruits, and other essential ingredients for your ‘Sargi’ and evening meal.

Stay Hydrated

While fasting, it’s essential to stay well-hydrated. Begin your day with a glass of water before you start your fast. Dehydration can lead to dizziness and fatigue, so drink fluids whenever you can.

Balance ‘Sargi’

The pre-dawn meal, ‘Sargi’, plays a vital role in sustaining your energy throughout the day. Consume a balanced ‘Sargi’ with fruits, nuts, and foods that release energy slowly. Include plenty of water and milk to stay hydrated.

Avoid Caffeine

Coffee and tea can be dehydrating, so it’s best to avoid them in the run up to the festival. Opt for herbal tea or decaffeinated options if you need a warm beverage.

Mindful Rest

Avoid strenuous activities during the day. Fasting can lead to fatigue, so it’s a good idea to get some rest and avoid overexertion.

Moon Sighting

The fast is traditionally broken after sighting the moon. Keep an eye on the time for moonrise in your area and be ready with the necessary rituals and food to break your fast.

Break Your Fast Gently

After the moonrise, break your fast gradually. Start with a sip of water and a small, easily digestible food item, like a date or a piece of fruit. Allow your body to adjust before having a larger meal.