Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Krishna Paksha Chaturthi, also known as Sankatahara Chaturthi, is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. On this day, devotees observe fasting and worship Lord Ganesha to overcome hurdles in life. Sankashti in Sanskrit means ‘freedom from difficulties’. The Hindu festival is celebrated every month on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of the moon). Worshiping Lord Ganesha on this auspicious day is believed to bring good luck and prosperity. Devotees also recite Ganesha’s aarti and chalisa with the belief that it provides a special virtue.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Puja Muhurati
Puja Muhurat: 02:30 AM to 04:09 AM, January 22 (Amrit Kaal)
moonrise: 21:32, January 21
Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Puja Vidhi
On this day, devotees wake up before sunrise and take a bath. Wearing red on this day is considered auspicious.
The idol of Lord Ganesha is decorated with fresh flowers and dhruva grass. Devotees keep sugar cane ladoos for offering and water, frankincense and sandalwood in a copper urn for the puja.
Devotees, who are quick to observe, are allowed to eat fruits and raw vegetables on this day.
One should look east or north while worshiping.
They worship Lord Ganesha before the moon rises followed by a story about the Sankashti Vrat Katha.
After viewing the moon (Chandrodaya), Sankatahara Chaturthi Pooja is done and prasad is distributed.
Devotees can break their fast after keeping the moon in full view at night.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Shubh Muhurati
Brahma Muhurta: 04:20 am to 05:03 am
Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Mantra
Om Gan Ganpataye Namah and Om Vakratundaya Hum
Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Meaning
The sacred ritual of seeing the moon is observed on the Chaturthi Tithi. It is believed that if a person fasts on this auspicious day, his desires will be fulfilled.
Krishna Paksha Chaturthi during the Magh month is also observed as Sakat Chauth mainly in North Indian states. Also known as Sankat Chauth, Til-Kuta Chauth, Vakra-Tundi Chaturthi and Maghi Chauth, the day is dedicated to the goddess Sakat. On this day, women observe fasting for the benefit of their sons.
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