Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on the chaturthi of the Krishna Paksha of every Hindu calendar month. It is celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha.
On this day, devotees worship Lord Ganesha to help them overcome all the obstacles in life.
Rituals: On the day of Sankashti Chaturthi, devotees wake up early in the morning and take bath. They dedicate the day towards worshipping Lord Ganesha.
The devotees observe a strict fast while some keep a partial fast too.
The observer of this fast can consume fruits, vegetables and roots of plants.
The staple diet on this day comprises of peanuts, potatoes and sabudana khichdi.
The Sankashti puja is done in the evening, after seeing the moon. During the puja, the idol of Lord Ganesha is decorated with flowers. A lamp is also lit in front of the idol.
The devotees then read the ‘vrat katha’ specific to the month.
The fast is broken after worshipping Lord Ganesha and seeing the moon in the evening.
Naivedya comprising modaks and other favourite eatables of Lord Ganesha is prepared as offering on this occasion.
It is auspicious to recite the ‘Ganesha Ashtottara’, ‘Sankashtnashana sthothra’ and ‘Vakratunda Mahakaya’ on this day.
Significance: It is believed that devotees get a prosperous life by worshipping Lord Ganesha on this day.
Childless couples also observe the Sankashti Chaturthi vrat to be blessed with children.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2023 Dates List:
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Jan 10, 12:09 PM – Jan 11, 2:31 PM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Feb 09, 6:23 AM – Feb 10, 7:58 AM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Mar 10, 9:42 PM – Mar 11, 10:06 PM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Apr 09, 9:35 AM – Apr 10, 8:37 AM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : May 08, 6:19 PM – May 09, 4:08 PM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Jun 07, 12:50 AM – Jun 07, 9:51 PM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Jul 06, 6:30 AM – Jul 07, 3:13 AM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Aug 04, 12:45 PM – Aug 05, 9:40 AM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Sep 02, 8:49 PM – Sep 03, 6:24 PM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Oct 02, 7:36 AM – Oct 03, 6:12 AM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Oct 31, 9:30 PM – Nov 01, 9:19 PM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Nov 30, 2:25 PM – Dec 01, 3:31 PM|
|Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Dec 30, 9:44 AM – Dec 31, 11:56 AM|