Today, 16 June 2014 is Sankashti Chaturthi. This day corresponds with the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi of Ashada mahina as per North Indian Hindi calendars while it is the Krishna Paksha Chavithi in Jyeshta Month as per Marathi, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, and Gujarati Calendars.
It falls in Aani Masam in Tamil calendar, Midhuna Masam in Malayalam calendar, and Ashaar Month in Bengali Panjika.
The moonrise or Chandrodaya time on Sankashti June 2014 is – 10.14 pm.
Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat Katha
Once God Indra’s Vimana (plane) returning to home from sage Brushundi (a great devotee of Lord Ganesha), was going above king Shursens kingdom. One person who has done many sins in his life saw that plane in the sky. Read full vrat katha here..
Importance of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
The significance, spiritual importance and the greatness of Sankatahara Chaturthi is mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana and the Narasimha Purana. Sankashti Chaturthi mahatmya was narrated by Lord Krishna to Yudhistira. Read Sankashti Mahatmya here…
Panchang, Sankashti Chaturthi – 16 June 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:45 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:47
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 21:52 Chandrastama (Moonset) 08:49
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturthi – 20:38
Nakshatra Shravana – 27:10*
Yoga Indra – 14:32
Karana Balava – 20:38
Purnimanta Month Aashaadha
Amavasyanta Month Jyeshtha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 07:23 – 09:01
Gulika Kalam: 13:54 – 15:32
Yama Gandam: 10:39 – 12:16
Hindi Month (North Indian calendar) – Ashada Month, Telugu Month – Jyeshta Masam, Kannada Month – Jyeshta Masa, Marathi Month – Jyeshta Maas, Gujarati Month – Jyeshta Maas, Tamil Month – Aani Masam, Malayalam Month – Midhuna Masam, Bengali Month – Aashar Month.
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mithuna
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 17:47 – 19:13
Abhijit: 11:50 – 12:42
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 09:07 – 10:34
Durmuhurthams: 15:19 – 16:11