9 December 2014 is Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi (Sankatahara Chaturthi on Tuesday)..
The Angarak Chaturthi in December 2014 corresponds with Margashirsha Krishna Chaturthi in Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati and Kannada calendars and Paush Krishna Chaturthi in North Indian calendars.
It falls in Karthigai Masam of Tamil calendar, Vrischikam Month of Malayalam calendar and Agrahan Month in Bengali calendar.
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)…
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.
Panchang, Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi – 9 December 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:00 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:37
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 20:23 Chandrastama (Moonset) 09:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Tritiya – 19:51
Nakshatra Punarvasu – 27:38*
Yoga Shukla – 15:00
Karana Vishti – 19:51
Purnimanta Month Paush
Amavasyanta Month Margashirsha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 14:58 – 16:18
Gulika Kalam: 12:19 – 13:38
Yama Gandam: 09:39 – 10:59
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna – 21:07:15
Amrita Kalam 25:03* – 26:46*
Abhijit: 11:57 – 12:40
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 14:42 – 16:25
Durmuhurthams: 22:59 – 23:52