Sankashti Chaturthi, Ganesha Sankashtahara Chaturthi or Sankat Vinayak Chavithi, is an auspicious day to observe Ganesha puja. In November 2018, Sankashti Chaturthi date is November 26, Monday.
This Ganapati vrata is observed on fourth day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in every Hindu month (Krishna Paksha Chaturthi).
It falls in Kartik month as per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, and Telugu calendars whereas it is in Margashirsha month as per North Indian Hindi calendars.
Chandrodaya time or Moon rise time on November 26, 2018 is 9.13 PM (in Maharashtra, and some parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Gujarat). Devotees who observe sankashti will break their fast after moonrise. It is to note that moonrise time may differ for few minutes from place to place as per Indian Standard Time (IST).
Panchang, 26 November 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:51 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:36
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)20:51 Chandrastama (Moonset)09:41
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturthi – 25:34*
Nakshatra Ardra – 11:37
Yoga Shubha – 22:19
Karana Balava – 25:34*
Purnimanta Month Margashirsha
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 08:12 – 09:32
Gulika Kalam: 13:34 – 14:55
Yama Gandam: 10:53 – 12:14
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna – 28:16:46*
Abhijit: 11:52 – 12:35
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 22:44 – 24:12*
Durmuhurthams: 14:44 – 15:27