Angarki Chaturthi is a fasting day observed by Hindus on Sankashti Chaturthi that falls on a Tuesday.
It is considered to be the most auspicious of all the Sankashti Chaturthi days.
It is an auspicious festival for worshipping Lord Ganesha.
Angarki Chaturthi 2021 Date: November 23 (Tuesday).
Chaturthi Tithi Begins – 10:26 PM on Nov 22, 2021.
Chaturthi Tithi Ends – 12:55 AM on Nov 24, 2021.
Moonrise on Sankashti Day – 09:08 PM.
Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi Rituals:
Devotees get up early in the morning and worship Lord Ganesha. They observe a strict fast. Some devotees also observe a partial fast and only consume fruits, vegetables and roots of plants.
The Sankashti puja is done in the evening, after seeing the moon.
The idol of Lord Ganesha is decorated with Durva grass and flowers. Diyas are lit in front of the idol. Reciting Vedic mantras are also part of the rituals.
The devotees read the ‘vrat katha’ specific to the month while the fast is broken after worshipping Lord Ganesha in the evening and sighting the moon.
Modaks and other favourite eatables of Lord Ganesha are offered to the deity on the occasion.
After an aarti, prasad is distributed among all the devotees.
Angarki Sankashti Significance:
The occurrence of Angarki Chaturthi in once in six months is celebrated with dedication by the devotees.
It is believed that worshipping Lord Ganesha on this day results in joyful and prosperous life, and removes obstacles and problems.
It is also believed that a person who observes fast on Angarki Chaturthi gets the same benefits as fast observed on all Sankashti Ganesha Chaturthi days during the year.