Sankashti Chaturthi 2014

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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.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2014
Sankashti Chaturthi 2014
One year and observe fasting on all the Sankatahara Chaturthi days and will end it by performing “Maha Ganapathi Homam” or “Vaancha Kalpa Ganapathy Homam”. The spiritual importance, significance and the greatness of Sankatahara Chaturthi is mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana and the Narasimha Purana. Sankashti Chaturthi mahatmya was narrated by Lord Krishna to Yudhistira.

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.


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