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A woman is about to break her Karwa Chauth fast as she has taken a glimpse of the moon

Karwa Chauth is a Hindu festival that is primarily celebrated by married Hindu women. On this day, married Hindu women keep Nirjala fast, which means fasting even without consumption of water, from sunrise to sunset. The reason behind this fast is to pray for their husband's life, health, and safety.

According to the Hindu calendar, Karwa Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day after Purnima in the month of Kartik.

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Doctors believe that fasting could reduce the innate defence mechanism, as well as adaptive immune responses of the body. Pinterest

As the festive season begins with the coronavirus pandemic still lingering, doctors have advised people to avoid fasting during Navratri or Karwa Chauth and make necessary changes to safeguard their health, especially if they are recovering from a Covid infection or belong to the high-risk group.

Doctors believe that fasting could reduce the innate defence mechanism, as well as adaptive immune responses of the body.

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