Angarika Chaturthi or Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day to perform Ganesh puja.
There is only one Angarak Chouth vrat in 2023. Sankashti chouth which falls on Tuesday is referred to as Angarika Chaturthi.
Sankatahara Chaturthi which falls on Tuesday is referred to as Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi. What is the reason behind it, why it is called as Angarika Sankashti and how it has got that name? Angarika Sankashti story (Legend behind the name)…
In 2023, Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi falls in January 2023 as per Gregorian calendar.
10 January 2023 (Tuesday) – Angarki Chaturthi
It falls in Krishna Paksha of Magha Month according to North Indian Hindi calendar and in Poush Month as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars.
The Chaturthi, which falls on Tuesday, is called Angaraki. Angaraki means the planet Mangal (Mars) or the earth (bhumi). Ganapati is the presiding deity of Mangal just as He is of the earth. Ganapati and Mangal both have the same complexion.
Angarika Chaturthi fast is a highly meritorious vrata dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Devotees keep fasting on this day. They start fast from the sunrise. In the evening after seeing the moon, devotees worship lord Ganesha and break the fast.