Legends associated with Karwa Chauth :
- Queen Veeravati who had kept a fast on Karwa Chauth was tricked into breaking her fast by her overly affectionate brothers before the moon rose and her husband had died. Later on a Goddess revived her husband taking a pity on her.
- There is also a Karwa Chauth legend associated with Mahabharata where Draupadi was advised by lord Krishna to observe fast while the Pandavas were in extreme difficulty during observing penance.
- The legendary story of Satyavan and Savitri is known to all Hindus right from their childhood. They symbolize the power and bond of a marital relationship. Similar to the ordeals faced by the devoted wife Savitri while she defied death and brought back his husband Stayavan to life, the modern women still willingly undergo this rigorous Karwa Chauth fast to protect their husbands from the clutches of Yama.
- There is also the legend of the devout wife Karwa who saved her husband from sure death through her intense devotion.