Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi 2017 Dates, Sankatahara Chaturthi Vrat

Sankashti Chaturthi 2017 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. Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 date is August 25.

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 2017 date is January 15, Sunday and the Moon rise time(Chandrodaya) is 09:16 PM (IST).

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

Ganesh Chaturthi/Sankashti Chaturthi Date 2017
Sunday 15th January 9.16 p.m.
Thursday 16th March 10.01 p.m.
Friday 14th April 9.34 p.m.
Sunday 14th May 9.56 p.m.
Wednesday 12th July 9.40 p.m.
Friday 11th  August 09.44 p.m.
Saturday 9th September 9.09 p.m.
Sunday 8th October 8.38 p.m.
Wednesday 6th December 9.01 p.m.
Vinayaki Chaturthi 2017
Monday 2nd January ------------
Tuesday 31st January Angarak Yog, Ganesh Jayanti
Thursday 2nd March ----------
Friday 31st March -----------
Saturday 29th April -------------
Sunday 28th May -----------
Tuesday 27th June Angarak Yog
  Wednesday 26th July -----------
Friday 25th August Shree Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday 23rd September -----------
                        Monday                             23rd October -----------
  Wednesday 22nd November -----------
Friday 22nd December -------------

Angarki Chaturthi Dates 2017                                               Date                                     Moon Rise
Tuesday 14th Feburary 9:41 PM
Tuesday 13th June 10:14 Pm
Tuesday 7th November 9:13 PM

We will update here Sankashti Chaturti dates in 2018 soon.