When to start Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat? What is auspicious day to begin Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata? Here is the detailed information on when to begin Sankashti Ganesha Chaturthi Vrat…
Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankatahara Chaturthi or Sankata Ganesh Chaturthi is observed on the Chavithi day during Krsihna Paksha in every Hindu month.
Angaraki Chaturthi (Sankashti which falls on Tuesday) is the most auspicious day to start the vrata. In 2018, Angaraki Chaturthi dates are – April 3 (Chaitra Month / Vaishakh Month), 31 July (Adhik Jyeshta Month / Nija Jyeshta Month) and 25 December (Poush Month / Margashirsha Month).
Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat Katha
The legend or story or Vrat Katha of Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi is associated with King Shursen, Lord Indra and sage Brushundi. Read here the Sankashti Chaturthi story..
Spiritual 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 here the importance of Sankashti Vrat..
Angarika Sankashti Vrat Katha
Angarak was the son of Mother Earth and Bharadwaja Rishi. Sage Bharadwaj was a great Vedic intellectual and a great devotee of Lord Ganesha.
On his father’s way, Angarak acquired Vedic knowledge from Bharadwaja and performed penance for Ganapathi.
Angarika Chaturthi Vrat Vidhi, Puja Vidhan
Angarika Chaturthi fast is a highly meritorious vrata dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Devotees keep fasting on this day. They start fast from the sunrise. In the evening after seeing the moon, devotees worship lord Ganesha and break the fast.
Angaraki Chaturthi Mahatmya
Angaraki means the planet Mangal (Mars) or the earth (bhumi). Ganapati is the presiding deity of Mangal just as He is of the earth. Ganapati and Mangal both have the same complexion.
On the day of angaraki Ganesh frequencies reach the earth in greater quantities. The Ganesh frequencies from Mangal too reach the earth.