Sankashti Chaturthi on 28 March 2024: Chandrodaya Time for Breaking Fast

Sankashti Chaturthi, also known as Sankatahara Chaturthi, is a significant Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity who is revered as the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom. The term “Sankashti” is derived from two Sanskrit words – ‘Sankat,’ meaning difficulties or problems, and ‘Chaturthi,’ denoting the fourth day of the lunar month.

This auspicious day falls on the fourth day of the waning phase of the moon, typically occurring every lunar month. However, the Sankashti Chaturthi that holds special significance is the one that falls on the fourth day after the full moon, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Devotees observe a fast on this day, seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesha to remove obstacles and bring prosperity into their lives.

The worship of Lord Ganesha begins with the sighting of the moon after sunset. Devotees break their fast by partaking in a meal known as ‘Chandrodaya,’ which includes items such as sesame seeds, green gram, and sweets like modak, a favorite of Lord Ganesha. It is believed that observing the Sankashti Chaturthi fast and performing the associated rituals helps in attaining success, happiness, and overcoming challenges.

Sankashti Chaturthi March 2024 Date: 28th March 2024, Thursday.

Tithi Timing: March 28, 6:57 pm – March 29, 8:21 pm.

Moonrise time of various cities to break fast:

  • Jaipur, Rajasthan: 09:31 PM
  • Delhi: 09:28 PM
  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat: 09:37 PM
  • Patna, Bihar: 08:49 PM
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra: 09:29 PM
  • Bengaluru, Karnataka: 09:00 PM
  • Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: 09:17 PM
  • Raipur, Chhattisgarh: 08:56 PM
  • Hyderabad, Telangana: 09:03 PM
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu: 08:49 PM
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 08:31 PM
  • Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: 09:09 PM
  • Chandigarh: 09:34 PM
  • Bhubaneswar, Odisha: 08:37 PM
  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh: 09:33 PM
  • Dehradun, Uttarakhand: 09:28 PM
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 08:45 PM
  • Nagpur, Maharashtra: 09:07 PM
  • Pune, Maharashtra: 09:24 PM
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