Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi is the Sankatahara Ganapathi Chaturthi which falls in Chaitra Month of Hindu calendar. For Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata, the Name of Ganesh in which the pooja is performed and the name of the Peetha is given here ..
In 2018, Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi date is April 3. Since it falls on Tuesday, it is also observed as Angaraki Chaturthi. And it is the first Sankatachaturthi in Chandramana Hindu New Year.
Name of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata – Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi
Name of Ganesh in which the Pooja is performed – Vikata Maha Ganapati
Name of the Peeta – Vinayaka Peeta
Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi falls in Chaitra Month as per Amavasyant calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It falls in Vaishakha Month according to North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang).
In Malayalam calendar, it falls in Meena Masam – Meda Masam; Tamil months of Panguni Masam – Chithirai Masam; Bengali months of Chaitra Month – Boishakh Month.
Vikata 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