Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi 2016 Dates, Sankatahara Chaturthi Vrat

Sankashti Chaturthi 2016 Dates, Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat


Sankashti Chaturti, or Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata, is dedicated to the first worshipped god, Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata occurs on the 4th day of the Krishna Paksha (dark phase of moon) or simply fourth day after full moon day or Pooranmashi. Staunch Ganesha devotees fast or upvaas on the whole day of Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata and break the fast only after sighting of moon according to their location.

In Hindu calendar, there are two Chaturthi Tithis. The one appearing in Krishna Paksha after the Pooranmashi or Purnima is known as Sankashti Chaturthi and one appearing in Shukla Paksha after Amavasya is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is carried every month but Sankashti Chaturthi that appears in the month of Magha and Pausha are the most significant.

If Sankashti Chaturthi occurs on Tuesday, considered highly auspicious, it is known as Angarki Chaturthi.

Observed mainly in Western and Southern India, in the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, Sankashti fast helps one in getting rid of all obstacles and attaining peace, prosperity and knowledge. In Tamil Nadu, Sankashti Chaturti vrat is known as Sankatahara Chaturti or Ganesh Sankatahara. Sankashti Chaturthi in Magha month is often called as Sankat Chauth/Sakat chauth in North India. Vinayaka Chaturthi in the month of Bhadrapada is known as Ganesha Chaturthi and is celebrated by Hindus worldwide as the Lord Ganesha's birthday.

Importance of Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata was told to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna, more can be seen in Narasimha and Bhavishaya Puranas.

If you are fasting on Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat, you can eat the fruits, tea, coffee, milk, Sabudana Khichadi and potatoes. It is important to note that timing for moonrise could be different for different cities if you are fasting for Sankashti Chaturthi. As breaking Sankashti Chaturthi fast depends on moonrise on Chaturthi Tithi but fasting could be observed on Tritiya Tithi i.e. a day earlier to Chaturthi Tithi.

Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi, Mumbai and other Ganesha temples all over the world can be seen crowded by people on this day of Sankashti Chaturti.

Sankashti Chaturthi in January 2016 date is January 27, Wednesday and the Moon rise time(Chandrodaya) is 09:02 PM (IST).

We have mentioned below the dates of Sankashti Chaturti and Vinayaki Chaturthi in 2016 - 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi/Sankashti Chaturthi Date 2016
Wednesday
27th January 2016
09.24 pm
Friday
26th February 2016
9.42 pm
Sunday
27th March 2016
10.02 pm
Monday
25th April 2016
09.39 pm
Wednesday
25th May 2016
10.06 pm
Thursday
23th June 2016
09.40 pm
Saturday
23rd July 2016
09.55 pm
Sunday
21st  August 2016
09.23 pm
Monday
19th September 2016
08.51 pm
Wednesday
19th October 2016
09.19 pm
Thursday
17th November 2016
09.00 pm
Friday
16th December 2016
08.42 pm




Vinayaki Chaturthi 2016
Wednesday
13th January 2016
Shree Ganesh Jayanti
Friday
26th February 2016

Saturday
12th  March 2016
Sunday
10th April 2016
Tuesday
10th May 2016
Angarak Yog 
Wednesday
8th June 2016
Thursday
7th  July 2016
Saturday
6th August 2016
Monday
5th September 2016
Shree Ganesh Chaturthi
Wednesday
5th October 2016
Thursday
3rd November 2016
Saturday
3rd November 2016














We will update here Sankashti Chaturti dates in 2017 soon.