Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi is the Sankashtahara Ganesha Chaturthi Vrata observed in Ashwin Month (Ashwayuja Masam) of Hindu calendar. For Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi Vratha, the Name of Ganesh in which the pooja is performed and the name of the Peetha is given here ..
In 2018, Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi date is October 27. It is also celebrated as Karwa Chauth.
Name of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata – Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi
Name of Ganesh in which the Pooja is performed – Vakratunda Maha Ganapati
Name of the Peeta – Bhuvaneshwari Peetha
Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi falls in Ashwin Month as per Amavasyant calendars – Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada Panchangams. It falls in Kartik Month according to North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchangam).
In Malayalam calendar, it falls in Kanni Masam – Thula Masam; Tamil months of Purattasi Masam – Aippasi Masam; Bengali months of Aashin Month – Kartik Month.
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi is one of the 13 Sankashtahara Chauth Vrathams. Each month, different form of Ganesha is worshipped along with different Peetha.
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.
32 Ganapati Mantras