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Sankashti Chaturthi 2022:  Date, Time, Puja Vidhi and Importance

Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Date, Time, Puja Vidhi and Importance

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Sankashti Chaturthi, also known as Sankatahara Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the friendly Elephant God. Devotees worship Lord Ganesha on this day to help them overcome obstacles in life and emerge as achievers in challenging times. Every month, on the “Chaturthi” (Fourth Day) of the Krishna Paksha, this Hindu event is held (the waning phase of moon).

In the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, it is also known as “Sankat Hara Chaturthi.” The Angaraki Chaturthi, which falls on a Tuesday, is the most promising and auspicious Sankashti Chaturthi.

Sankashti Chaturthi Date 2022

Friday, 17 June 2022

The Hindu Panchang depicts two Chaturthi Tithis in a lunar month (Dates). During the Krishna Paksha, ‘Sankashti Chaturthi’ occurs after Puranmasi or on the full moon day, while ‘Vinayaka Chaturthi’ occurs after Amavasya or on the new moon day.

Sankashti Chaturthi is observed in both the northern and southern parts of India. The name “Sankashti” derives from Sanskrit and means “liberation from adversity.”

Sankathara Chaturthi Pooja Vidhi

  • This day, devotees rise early to worship Lord Ganesha according to the Sankashti Chaturthi fasting ritual.
  • During this pooja, you may only eat plant roots, fruits, and raw vegetables.
  • On this day, a typical diet consists of fresh potatoes, Sabudana, and peanuts.
  • Lord Ganesha’s idol is decorated with durva grass and fresh flowers.
  • Following that, the ‘Vrat Katha’ for the month in honour of the Lord is narrated.
  • After watching the moon, Sankatahara Chaturthi Pooja is performed in the evening (Chandrodaya).
  • Only once you’ve held the moon in full view may you break your fast.

Importance Of Sankashti Chaturthi

On the Chaturthi Tithi, the seeing of the moon is a religious ceremony that is meticulously observed. The fast is broken after the Sankashti Chaturthi moonrise. It is thought that if a person keeps this fast, all of their desires will be accomplished. There are a total of 13 Vrats that make up Sankashti Chaturthi’s ideal cycle, and each Vrat has its own Vrat Katha. The last Katha, ‘Adika,’ is only read once every four years.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When can we break Sankashti fast?

The Sankashti vrat is observed by Lord Ganesha followers. They observe a day-long fast on this day and only break it after conducting Lord Ganapati puja and seeing the Moon in the evening.

2. Can we do good things on Sankashti Chaturthi?

If devotees pray on this day, they believe their requests will be granted. Because Ganesha is the remover of all obstacles and the supreme lord of intelligence, it is thought that keeping this fast can help you solve difficulties.

3. What are the benefits of doing Sankashti?

Sankashti Chaturthi fasting usually begins on the day of “Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi.” Angarika Sankashti also means deliverance in difficult times, hence following this fast is thought to alleviate a person’s worries, as Lord Ganesha is the remover of all obstacles and the supreme lord of intelligence.

4. How many Sankashti Chaturthi fast?

Because Sankashti Chaturthi is celebrated every Lunar month, God Ganesha is worshipped with a different peeta (Lotus petal) and name for each month. There are a total of 13 vrats, each with its own purpose and story, referred to as the ‘vrat katha.’