Chaurchan festival is celebrated in the month of Bhadra. This festival is observed after the twelve days of the celebration of Krishnashtami. After twenty days of Chaurchan festival, another important festival called Jitiya is celebrated in the Terai region of Nepal.
Chaurchan festival is celebrated mainly by girls and women in the Terai Region of Nepal. They go on fast for a day and pray the moon after the sun has set. They offer fruit, flowers, rice and curd to the moon in the evening. The way and purpose of celebrating this festival is much similar to that of Teej and Karva Chauth.
On the day of Chaurchan festival, people do not look at the moon with empty hands. They keep something in their hands and pray the moon for protection from unnecessary evils. The legend of this festival is related with the legends of Lord Krishana and Lord Ganesh.
The festival has got a special importance for girls and women as it provides a great opportunity for women empowerment. The festival is celebrated with pump and soul in the Terai Region of Nepal and in some parts of India. People observe this festival with a great respect today.