Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Sankat Chauth ~ to Hindu God Ganesha

Sankata Nivarini Chaturthi, also known as Sankat Chauth or Sankashta Chaturti, is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha. Sankata Nivarini Chaturthi date in April 2011 is April 21, Thursday.

The Chandrodaya Time on April 21, 2011 (Moonrise Time) in Maharashtra is given at 10:29 PM. Sankashta Chaturthi fasting is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar.

The vrat is observed by millions of Ganesh devotees and it is considered to be highly meritorious and wish fulfilling upvaas. Special pujas are held in Ganesh temples on the day.

The importance of Sankata Nivarini Chaturthi was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.
Vrata on Ganesh Sankat Chauth begins at sunrise and ends after evening puja or after sighting the moon.

It is widely believed that observing Sankashta Chaturthi will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires.

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