Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Vinayaka or Lord Ganesh, Sankatahara Chaturthi coming in sravanamasam, fourth day after Purnima. Sankatahara Chaturthi which comes on Tuesday is referred to as Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankatahara Chaturthi is also known as the Sankash-thi Chaturthi or Sankashthi. Sankatahara Chaturthi is done on chaviti. Sankata means problems or worries and Hara means removing. So observing Sankashtahara Chaturthi is believed to help in removing all difficulties and obstacles in life. The puja is usually performed after sighting the moon. Fasting on Sankatahara Chaturthi is considered very auspicious and extremely beneficial. Sankatahara Chaturthi is observed by both males and females.
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Sankashti Chaturthi 2014 Fasting Days in 2014:
Sankashti Chaturthi Sunday - 19th January 2014
Angarki Chaturthi Tuesday - 18th February 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi Thursday - 20th March 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi Friday - 18th April 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi Saturday - 17th May 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi Monday - 16th June 2014
Angarki Chaturthi Tuesday - 15th July 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi Wednesday - 13th August 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi Friday - 12th September 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi Saturday - 11th October 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi Monday - 10th November 2014
Angarki Chaturthi Tuesday - 09th December 2014
The fasting of Sankatahara Chaturthi is same as Shivaratri. The devotees should observe Sankatahara Chaturthi by having a complete fast which will be endened after observing the moon rise, followed by a puja to Lord Ganesha. The puja includes ganesh slokas and 108 names of vinayaka. Lord Ganesha likes Number 3 and hence 3, 12 or 21 are usually preferred. So slokas and 108 names will prays thrice.