Sankashti Chaturthi is regarded as the most auspicious day and is devoted to worshiping Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is also known as Mangal Murti and Vighna Harta and this Sankashti Chaturthi is known as Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi regarded as Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi. As per drik panchang, this day is observed each and every month on the fourth day (Chaturthi Tithi) of Krishna Paksha. This month, Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi will be celebrated on Thursday, 14th October 2022 in the month of Ashwina.
The Sankashti puja is carried out in the evening, after seeing the moon. During the puja, the idol of Lord Ganesha is adorned with flowers. A lamp is also lit in front of the idol. The devotees then read the ‘Vrat Katha particular to the month. The fast is opened after worshipping Lord Ganesha and seeing the moon in the evening. Naivedya comprising modaks and different favorite eatables of Lord Ganesha is prepared as an offering on this occasion.
Sankashti Chaturthi: Rituals
- The devotees wake up early in the morning, take bath and wear clean clothes.
- Place an idol of Lord Ganesha and sprinkle some gangajal.
- Light a diya, put tilak of kumkum and haldi, offer yellow vermillion or flowers and Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweets (Laddo and Modak).
- The devotees do not forget to offer Durva Grass (Green Grass) as this is Lord Ganesha’s favourite herb.
- Recite the Bindayak katha (Lord Ganesh Katha) and Aarti to Lord Ganesha (Jai Ganesh Deva).
- People who cannot observe fast, can visit the temple and offer Laddo and Modak to Lord Ganesha.
|January 21st, Friday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Jan 21, 8:52 AM – Jan 22, 9:14 AM|
|February 20th, Sunday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Feb 19, 9:56 PM – Feb 20, 9:05 PM|
|March 21st, Monday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Mar 21, 8:20 AM – Mar 22, 6:24 AM|
|April 19th, Tuesday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Apr 19, 4:39 PM – Apr 20, 1:53 PM|
|May 19th, Thursday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: May 18, 11:37 PM – May 19, 8:24 PM|
|June 17th, Friday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Jun 17, 6:11 AM – Jun 18, 2:59 AM|
|July 16th, Saturday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Jul 16, 1:27 PM – Jul 17, 10:49 AM|
|August 15th, Monday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Aug 14, 10:36 PM – Aug 15, 9:02 PM|
|September 13th, Tuesday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Sep 13, 10:37 AM – Sep 14, 10:25 AM|
|October 13th, Thursday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Oct 13, 1:59 AM – Oct 14, 3:08 AM|
|November 12th, Saturday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Nov 11, 8:17 PM – Nov 12, 10:26 PM|
|December 11th, Sunday||Chaturthi Tithi Timing: Dec 11, 4:15 PM – Dec 12, 6:49 PM|