Sakat Chauth Vrat is observed on the fourth day of Magh Month in North Indian Hindi calendar, Magha Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. In 2018, Sakat Chauth date is January 6.
Sakat Chauth is mainly celebrated in North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, etc..
Sakat Chauth vrat is dedicated to Goddess Sakat. Mothers observe Sakat Chauth Upvaas (fasting) for the well-being of their children.
It is believed that children cut a goat made with sesame on this day which brings prosperity in their lives.
Lord Ganesha is also worshipped on Sakat Chauth Vrat day. It is also celebrated as Tilkut Chaturthi or Tilkund Chaturthi or Tila Chaturthi.
In 2015, Sakat Chauth date was January 8.
In 2014, Sakat Chauth date is January 19.
In 2013, Sakat Chauth date was January 30.