Varad Chaturthi or Varad Til Chaturthi, popularly known as Ganesh Jayanti or Tilkund Chaturthi, is believed as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. In 2021, Varad Chaturthi date is February 15.
Mainly celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and some other regions of North India, Varad Chaturthi falls on fourth day of Shukla Paksha in Magh month.
Til (sesame) plays the key role in celebrating Varad Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is offered special naivedya (recipes) made of Til and offered puja with sesame seeds. Til daan (donating sesame seeds) to poor and Brahmins is highly meritorious deed to perform on this day.
Panchang, Varad Chaturthi – 15 February 2021
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 6:59 AM
Suryastamayam (Sunset) : 6:11 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 9:14 AM
Chandrastamayam (Moonset) : 9:32 PM
Tithi : Chaturthi upto 03:36 AM, Feb 16 Panchami
Nakshatra : Uttara Bhadrapada upto 06:29 PM Revati
Yoga : Sadhya upto 01:19 AM, Feb 16 Shubha
Karana : Vanija upto 02:43 PM Vishti upto 03:36 AM, Feb 16 Bava
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Somavara (Monday)
Shaka Samvat : 1942 Sharvari
Chandramasa : Magha – Purnimanta ; Magha – Amavasyanta
Vikram Samvat : 2077 Pramadi
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Shubh Muhurat (Auspicious Timings):
Abhijit Muhurat : 12:13 PM to 12:58 PM
Amrit Kalam (Amrutha Kalam) : 1:18 PM to 03:01 PM
Time to Avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 8:23 AM to 09:47 AM
Yamaganda Kalam : 11:11 AM to 12:35 PM
Gulikai Kalam (Kuligai Timings) : 1:59 PM to 03:23 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:58 PM to 01:43 PM 03:12 PM to 03:57 PM
Varjyam : —
Varad Chaturthi in Previous Years
In 2020, Varad Chaturthi date is January 28.
In 2019, Varad Chaturthi date was February 8.
In 2018, Varad Chaturthi date was January 21.
In 2017, Varad Chaturthi date was January 31.
In 2016, Varad Chaturthi date was February 11.
In 2015, Varad Chaturthi date was January 23.
In 2014, Varad Chaturthi date was February 2. Varad Chaturthi 2013 date was February 13.
Varad Chaturthi 2012 date was January 26. Varad Chaturthi begins on 26 January at 12.43 pm and ends on 27 January 2012 at 1.47 pm.