December 21, Today, is Sankashti Chaturthi (Sankat Chaturthi, Sankashta Hara Vinayaka Chaturthi). This Sankashti Chaturthi falls in Poush month in North Indian Hindi calendars. In Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada and Telugu panchangams, Sankat Chavithi of December 2013 falls in Margashirsha month.
Moon rise or Chandrodayam time on Sankashti December 2013 is 9.10 PM in Indian Standard Time. To know the Moonrise time for all cities across India…. read this article.
During Sankat Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees observe fast for whole day and break their upvaas after visiting the Moon God and performing Ganesh Puja.
Observing Sankashti Hara Chaturthi vrata keep devotees away from every problem they face in their life. Literally, ‘Sankat or ‘Sankashta means problems and ‘hara means the destroyer. Abhishekam is the main ritual observed during the Ganapati puja on this day.
Daily Panchangam, Sankashti Chaturthi, 21 December 2013
Tithi – Chaturthi ends at 12.53 night
Nakshatram – Pushya Nakshatra ends at 10 AM
Varjyam – Night 12.20 to 2.08
Durmuhurtham – 6.35 AM to 8.03 AM
Vaidhruti Yogam – night 12.45
Bava Karanam – 12.37 noon
Balava Karanam – 12.53 night