Sankashthi Chaturthi

08 January, 2015
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Observe Sankasthi Chaturthi: Find the Way to Deliverance by the Grace of Lord Ganesha

Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day solemnly dedicated to Lord Ganesha. He is the Hindu god of wisdom, total prosperity, and good fortune. The auspicious day falls on the 4th day (Chaturthi called as per Hindu calendar) of the Krishna Paksha (dark lunar phase) of every Hindu month. However, the Sankashti Chaturthi falls in the Hindu month of Magh (January-February) and is considered highly significant.

How is The Day Celebrated?

On this very day, devotees of Lord Ganesha go on for a day-long fast and remain engaged in special prayers and rituals to seek the blessings of Lord Binayaka. The fast is broken only after viewing the moon at night. The word "Sankashti" has a deep seated meaning. The word means to remain free from all troubles during difficult times, and it is believed that too that observing fast on this very day can help remove all sorts of obstacles and beckon success and happiness in life.

Sankashti Chaturthi is celebrated all over India and other parts of the globe where Hinduism is practiced. It is an important festival for the followers of Lord Ganesha and is observed with utmost devotion and high spirits. 

What is the Significance of The Day?

The day of the Sankashti Chaturthi is considered highly auspicious and is believed to bring in one’s life good luck, success, and all round prosperity. The word 

Lord Ganesha, the deity of the day, is considered to be the remover of obstacles. He is the patron of arts and sciences, and instills in devotees intellect and wisdom. By observing this fast and offering prayers to the Deity, devotees seek his blessings to steer clear all obstacles, achieve success, and gain knowledge and prolific wisdom.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is said to have been born on the Chaturthi tithi (4th day) of the Shukla Paksha (bright lunar phase) of the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar (August-September). Hence, the Sankashti Chaturthi that falls in the very Hindu month of Bhadrapada (August-September) is celebrated as Ganesha Chaturthi.It is one of the most bubbling festivals dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

Has it Any Connection to Astrology?

Of course it has. In Hindu astrology, the movement and position of the celestial bodies especially the moon, cast a significant influence on human life and destiny. As Sankashti Chaturthi falls on the 4th day of the Krishna Paksha (dark lunar phase), it is believed to be a highly powerful day to overcome all types of obstacles and negative inflictions from one's life.

Astrologers often prescribe special rituals and offering prayers to Lord Ganesha on the very Sankashti Chaturthi to strengthen the positive vibes and ward off all types of negative energies. It is believed that the influence of the moon on this day is particularly strong and that fasting and praying can help removing the negative effects of the moon and beckon positivity and good fortune in the devotee’s life.

Furthermore, Sankashti Chaturthi is also associated with the planet Mars or Mangal in Hindu astrology. As Mars is considered a powerful and aggressive planet, it is believed that observing fast and performing rituals on Sankashti Chaturthi can help pacify the malefic effects of Mars and bring harmony and balance in one's life.

Overall, Sankashti Chaturthi has some connections to astrology, and many people believe that observing this fast and performing rituals can have positive effects on their lives, especially in terms of overcoming obstacles and negative influences.


Sankashthi Chaturthi is a day to worship lord Ganesha. This auspicious day is celebrated every lunar month on the fourth Krishna paksha also know as waning phase of the moon.

The day holds more auspiciousness and holiness if it falls on the day of Tuesday also known as Angarki chaturthi.

The devotees of Lord Ganesha worship or please the god by observing fast. They pen their fast in the presence of moonlight followed by chants and prayers of Lord Ganesha.

The holy day of Tuesday or Angarki Chaturthi holds special special importance in Hindu calendar. Any wish asked with full devotion and sacredness gets fulfilled by lord Ganesha on this day.

The word Sanskathi means "the one who saves you in trouble"; hence the day is devoted to Vighnharta or Lord Ganesha.

Among the main rituals, Ganpati Atharvashesha is being recited to get the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Shubh Mahurat for Sankashthi Chaturthi 8th January


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Date 8th January 2015 9th January 2015
Time 15:57 18:31

May Lord Ganesha fulfill all your wishes and bring prosperity in your life.

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