Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi 2023 Date

Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi 2023 Date

The Chaturthi tithi of Krishna Paksha that falls every month is called Sankashti Chaturthi and the Chaturthi of Shukla Paksha is called Vinayaka Chaturthi as per Hindu calendar. Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi of Jyeshtha month is called Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi. Devotees worship Sri Ganesha for happiness, peace and prosperity on this day. Lord Ganesha is regarded as Vighnharta and it's said that worshiping Vighnaharta removes all the sufferings of the devotees. Before starting anything new work or business, Ganesh ji must be worshipped as the first god. Worshiping Lord Ganesha and keeping fast on this day brings wisdom and opulence.

Sankashti in Sanskrit means deliverance, and it refers to redemption from hurdles, problems and agonies in life. Each Sankashti vrat has been given a specific name. The one we are talking about here is celebrated in the Jyestha month as per the Purnimant calendar or the Vaishakha month as per the Amavasyant calendar is Ekdanta Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi. 

Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Tithi And Timings in 2023

Name of Lord Ganesha worshipped on this day: Chanakra Raja Ekadanta Maha Ganpati

Peetha: Srichakra Peetha

Ekadanta Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat 2023 Date

Ekdanta Sankashti Chaturthi 2023 Date - 8th May, 2023 (Monday)

Ekadanta Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Tithi 2023 Timings

Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 06:18 PM on May 08, 2023
Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 04:08 PM on May 09, 2023

Moonrise Time (Delhi) - 10:04 PM

Significance of Ekadanta Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat

Lord Ganesha is also known as Vighnaharta, meaning the remover of all the obstacles. Sankashti Chaturthi is the day which is specially dedicated to Lord Ganesha and observed on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha every month. The one, which falls in the month of Vaishakha is called Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi. 

The Chanakra Raja Ekadanta Ganapathi form of Lord Ganesha and the Sri Chakra Peetha are worshipped on Ekdanta Sankashti day.  Devotees seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha by observing the Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat. It is said that Lord Ganesha blesses devotees by eliminating their agonies.

The sighting of the Moon is considered as auspicious during Sankashti. However, Moon sighting is prohibited on the Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi of the month of Bhadrapada, a day regarded to be the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. It is believed that one could attract Mithya Dosha by looking at the Moon on this day. 

Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi fasting not only removes the various obstacles in life but also provides progress and happiness. The fast relieves people of their sins and gives them a place in the Svananda Lok which is an abode of Lord Ganesha.

When Chaturthi falls on Saturday, it is very auspicious and named as Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi. It is believed that people who fast on the day of Sankashti Chaturthi, all their sins are removed and are bestowed with health, wealth, and prosperity.

Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi is one of the 13 Sankatahara Ganesha Chaturthi Vratas of the year dedicated to Sri Ganesha. Different forms of Lord Ganesha are worshipped along with different Peetha every month. The greatness of Sankashti Chaturthi puja and vrat is narrated in Bhavishya and Narasimha Purana. It is also believed that Lord Krishna narrated the importance of Sankasthti Chaturthi to Yudhishthira.

It is the day when Lord Ganesha was declared as pratham pujya and supreme God. Devotees who observe the vrat of Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi, can prevent every problem in life. ‘Sankat’ means problems and ‘hara’ means the destroyer. Abhishekam is the main ritual observed during Sri Ganesha Puja on the day of Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi. It is also believed that Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi vrat relieves the devotees of all their sins and confers a place in Svananda Loka – believed to be the abode of Lord Ganesha. The day of Sankashti Chaturthi bestows the devotees with health, wealth, and prosperity.

Rituals For Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi

Devotees get up early in the morning, and dedicate the day worshipping Lord Ganesha. Many devotees also keep fast and eat only fruits. After seeing the moon, the fast is completed. 

Lord Ganesha is offered durva grass and fresh flowers. A lamp is lit and Vedic mantras are chanted. Sankashti puja is performed in the evening, dedicated to the moon or Chandra God.

Ganesha is offered Modak on the day as it appeases the deity.( Modak is a sweet made up of coconut and jaggery). Sri Ganesha Aarti is performed and then the prasad is distributed among the devotees.

Happy Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi!

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