Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi 2018 Dates, Puja Muhurat, Vrat Vidhi, Timing & Bhog: Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious Indian festival of Hindu culture, which is being celebrated in order to give honour to Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu calendar the day falls in the month of ‘chaturthi’ (fourth day) of the Krishna Paksha. On this day fasting is observed by the devotees every month and on this month of November the celebration is going to be observed on 26th November 2018(Monday).
Sankashti Chaturthi 2018: Significance And Celebration Of The Festival
Here on Sankashti Chaturthi we provide you all the details you need to know about the festival celebration such as significance, history and puja muhurat timings.
About Sankashti Chaturthi
In Hindu calendar, each lunar month has two Chaturthi Tithis. The one after full moon (Purnimasi) during Krishna Paksha, which is known as Sankashti Chaturthi and the one after new moon (Amavasya) during Shukla Paksha, which is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi.
The celebration of Sankashti Chaturthi is widespread in both western and southern states of India. The celebrations are more observed in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The word Sankashti infers ‘deliverance through hard times.’
Though, Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is observed every month by the devotees but according to Purnimant School, the major Sankashti Chaturthi falls in the month of Magha and also in month of Paush according to Amavasyant School. If Sankashti Chaturthi falls on Tuesday it is considered highly auspicious and is called Angarki Chaturthi.
Significance of Sankashti Chaturthi
Devotees of Lord Ganesha on this day maintain the fast from sunrise to moonrise. Lord Ganesha, the ultimate lord of intelligence, signifies the remover of all difficulties and problems and hence he is also called ‘Vighn Harta’. Therefore, it is said that one can get rid of all hurdles in their life by perceiving this fast.
On this fast, only fruit, roots and vegetable products are allowed to be consumed because the fast is supposed to be strict. The basic Indian food intake on Sankashti Chaturthi comprises of Sabudana Khichadi, potato and peanuts. The devotees have to maintain a full day fast and can break the fast at night after the seeing the moon.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2018 Bhog and Prasad
On this day, special bhog is made to offer Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha’s favourite modak, special Naivedya is prepared on this day. It is basically a sweet dumpling which is filled with foods that are presented to the god along with coconut and jaggery. The day is followed by a ‘Ganesha Aarti’ and later after the arti, the Prasad or bhog is distributed amongst all the family members and devotees.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2018 celebration days Dates
The day is observed every month of the year according to Hindu calendar. Here are all the dates of Sankashti Chaturthi 2018 festival celebration observed this year.
5th January 2018 (Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi Sakat Chauth, Moonrise-21:23
3rd February 2018 (Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Moonrise-21:08
5th March 2018 (Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Moonrise-21:48
3rd April 2018 (Tuesday)
Angarki Chaturthi, Moonrise-21:27
3rd May 2018 (Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Moonrise-21:59
2nd June 2018 (Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Moonrise-22:19
1st July 2018 (Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Moonrise-21:40
31st July 2018 (Tuesday)
Angarki Chaturthi, Moonrise-21:30
30th August 2018 (Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Bahula Chaturthi, Moonrise-21:14
28th September 2018 (Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Moonrise-20:30
27th October 2018 (Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Karwa Chauth, Moonrise-19:55
26th November 2018 (Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Moonrise-20:33
25th December 2018 (Tuesday)
Angarki Chaturthi, Moonrise-20:29
Ganadhipa Sankashti Thithi
Date- 26th November 2018
Moonrise on Sankashti Day- 20:33
Chaturthi Tithi Begins- 04:06 on 26/Nov/2018
Chaturthi Tithi Ends- 01:34 on 27/Nov/2018
Ganadhipa Sankashti Timings
Chaturthi Tithi Ends = 01:34 on 27/Nov/2018