Today, 26 June 2013 is Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashtahara Chaturthi is also known as Monthly Ganesha Chaturthi. Upavaas from Sunrise to Moonrise on the day and Ganesha Pujan after sighting of Moonrise (Chandrodayam) are the main rituals followed on Sankashti Chaturthi day.
Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankashtahara Chaturthi or Ganesha Sankat Chauth is observed on the Chaturthi or Chavithi, the fourth day of Krishna Paksha during every Hindu month.
26 June 2013 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 2013 is – 9.31 pm. Here are the details of Sankashti July 2013 date and Moonrise timings.