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SANKASHTI CHATURTHI

By: Future Point | 17-Aug-2019
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SANKASHTI CHATURTHI

Sankashti Chaturthi, also known as Ganesh Sankatahara Chaturthi (Vighna Harta) or Sankatahara Chaturthi that is one of the most auspicious and important pujas for observing fast. Sankashti Chaturthi 2019 is generally followed every month on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha (Waning Moon). This day is considered highly auspicious to recite the “Ganesha Ashtottara” or “Vakratunda Mahakaya” in order to bring prosperity and harmony in life.

Lord Ganesha is one of the celestial deities holding the utmost prominence in Vedic scriptures. He removes all the obstacles to all your undertakings. One should pray to Lord Ganesha him every day in the morning by using Ganesha Yantra or Rudraksha beads ruled by the Lord Ganesha to strengthen the Root Chakra of the native.

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Significance of Sankkashti Chaturthi

On the Auspicious Day of Sankashti Chaturthi 2019, there is a special significance of sighting the moon. The devotees believe that by praying to their deity with full dedication, especially on the Angarki Chaturthi day, then all their desires will be fulfilled and they can lead a prosperous life ahead. This Puja can also be performed by any couple to get blessed with a child for the family to grow.

Sankashti is celebrated every fourth day of the full moon according to the Hindu calendar. Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat is observed by most of the women for the welfare of their families.

Thus, observing this Vrat is believed to eradicate all the problems from the native’s life. People observe this strict fast on the day of Sankashti Chaturthi and they break the fast only at night after praying to the moon.


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Importance of Sankashti Chaturthi Puja

It is an auspicious festival that is dedicated to the Supreme Lord, Ganesha. ‘Sankashti’ is a Sanskrit word that means liberation or freedom from difficult or bad times and ‘Chaturthi’ means the fourth state. So, worshiping and keeping fast on this day helps you attain peace, prosperity, knowledge, and success. This festival is celebrated with the installation of Ganesha clay idols, especially in homes and office places. Vedic hymns, offerings, prayers, sweets, and this fast observe for 10 days.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2019 is considered to be auspicious because, on this day, Lord Shiva declared his son Ganesha the most superior among all gods. Hence, this is the main reason, Sankashti Chaturthi is considered as one of the auspicious fast observed by women for the betterment of the family. It is highly believed that all the wishes and dreams come true if one pray on this auspicious day with pure heart and soul. Hence, observing fast and performing rituals on Sankashti Chaturthi proves to be highly beneficial for the individuals.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2019 dates and time

  • January 24th - Jan 23, 11:59 PM - Jan 24, 8:53 PM
  • February 22nd - Feb 22, 10:50 AM - Feb 23, 8:11 AM
  • March 24th - Mar 23, 10:32 PM - Mar 24, 8:51 PM
  • April 22nd - Apr 22, 11:25 AM - Apr 23, 11:04 AM
  • May 22nd - May 22, 1:40 AM - May 23, 2:41 AM
  • June 20th - Jun 20, 5:08 PM - Jun 21, 7:08 PM
  • July 20th - Jul 20, 9:13 AM - Jul 21, 11:39 AM
  • August 19th - Aug 19, 1:13 AM - Aug 20, 3:30 AM
  • September 17th- Sep 17, 4:32 PM - Sep 18, 6:11 PM
  • October 17th - Oct 17, 6:48 AM - Oct 18, 7:28 AM
  • November 15th - Nov 15, 7:45 PM - Nov 16, 7:15 PM
  • December 15th - Dec 15, 7:18 AM - Dec 16, 5:34 AM

Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat

The Vrat is performed for the well-being and progeny of the family. The individual must observe the fast from morning till evening. There are a total of 13 Vrats, with each Vrat having a specific purpose and story, known as ‘Vrat Katha’. After the Ganesh puja, moon god is sighted and offerings are made to the Moon. People need to abstain from daily food items but here are a few of the items that you can consume during the fast.

  • Sabudana ki khichdi
  • Fresh fruits
  • Unsalted chips
  • Peanuts
  • Potato

Sankashti Chaturthi 2019 timings are Aug 19, 1:13 AM - Aug 20, 3:30 AM on August 19th, 2019.

One can also chant the following mantra while performing this puja

“ वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा॥”
“ Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam KuruMe Deva Sarva-Karyeshu Sarvada”

Bring home peace, prosperity, and wealth with Lord Ganesha’s blessings this Chaturthi!

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