Sankashti Chaturthi November 2023 Date, Chandrodaya Time for Karnataka to break fast

Sankashti Chaturthi is a sacred Hindu festival that holds great significance in the worship of Lord Ganesha. This festival is observed on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the waning phase of the lunar month, usually coinciding with the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi.

Sankashti Chaturthi November 2023 Date: November 1, Wednesday.

Tithi timing: October 31, 9:30 pm – November 01, 9:19 pm.

Moonrise time of Karnataka cities for breaking fast:

Bengaluru: 08:54 PM

Hubli: 08:59 PM

Mysore: 09:00 PM

Gulbarga: 08:47 PM

Mangalore: 09:06 PM

Belgaum: 09:00 PM

Davangere: 08:57 PM

Bellary: 08:52 PM

Bijapur: 08:53 PM

Shimoga: 09:00 PM

The word “Sankashti” is derived from “sankata,” which means difficulties or obstacles, and “hara,” which means remover. Sankashti Chaturthi is celebrated as a day to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha to overcome the hurdles and challenges in one’s life. It is believed that observing this vrat (fast) and performing the associated rituals can help devotees attain success, wisdom, and a smoother path in their journey through life.

The observance of Sankashti Chaturthi involves various rituals and customs:

  1. Vrat (Fast): Devotees who observe Sankashti Chaturthi vow to fast from sunrise until moonrise. The fast can be quite strict, with some abstaining from both food and water throughout the day. Others may opt for a partial fast, consuming fruits, milk, and specific foods considered permissible during the vrat.
  2. Morning Rituals: On this day, devotees wake up early, take a purifying bath, and visit a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Special prayers and mantras are chanted in devotion.
  3. Vrat Katha: In the evening, devotees gather and read the “Vrat Katha,” which is the traditional story associated with Sankashti Chaturthi. This story narrates the significance of the festival and illustrates how observing the vrat with dedication can lead to the removal of obstacles.
  4. Puja and Aarti: A puja (ritual worship) is conducted in homes or at temples. An idol or image of Lord Ganesha is decorated with flowers, incense, and other offerings. Devotees light lamps or candles and perform an aarti (ritual waving of a lit lamp) to seek the deity’s blessings.
  5. Moon Sighting: The most anticipated moment of Sankashti Chaturthi is the sighting of the moon. Devotees break their fast only after they have seen the moon, and this act is considered highly auspicious. In some cases, if the moon is not visible due to cloudy weather, devotees may rely on the official moonrise time mentioned in calendars.
  6. Prasadam: After sighting the moon, devotees partake in a simple meal or prasadam, which often includes modak, a sweet dumpling considered to be Lord Ganesha’s favorite.

The significance of Sankashti Chaturthi lies in the belief that by observing this vrat with sincerity and devotion, individuals can seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha for the removal of obstacles from their lives. It is a day to reinforce one’s faith, seek wisdom, and remind oneself of the importance of perseverance when faced with challenges.

Sankashti Chaturthi is a beautiful celebration of Hindu culture and spirituality, where devotees come together to honor Lord Ganesha and seek his divine guidance to navigate life’s trials and tribulations. The festival serves as a reminder of the power of faith and devotion in overcoming obstacles and moving forward with determination and positivity.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2023 Dates List: 

January 10th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Jan 10, 12:09 PM – Jan 11, 2:31 PM
February 9th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Feb 09, 6:23 AM – Feb 10, 7:58 AM
March 11th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Mar 10, 9:42 PM – Mar 11, 10:06 PM
April 9th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Apr 09, 9:35 AM – Apr 10, 8:37 AM
May 8th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : May 08, 6:19 PM – May 09, 4:08 PM
June 7th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Jun 07, 12:50 AM – Jun 07, 9:51 PM
July 6th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Jul 06, 6:30 AM – Jul 07, 3:13 AM
August 4th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Aug 04, 12:45 PM – Aug 05, 9:40 AM
September 2nd
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Sep 02, 8:49 PM – Sep 03, 6:24 PM
October 2nd
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Oct 02, 7:36 AM – Oct 03, 6:12 AM
November 1st
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Oct 31, 9:30 PM – Nov 01, 9:19 PM
November 30th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Nov 30, 2:25 PM – Dec 01, 3:31 PM
December 30th
Chaturthi Tithi Timing : Dec 30, 9:44 AM – Dec 31, 11:56 AM
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