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About Sankashti Chaturti Vrat

 

Sankashti Chaturti Vrat and Pooja is observed on the fourth day after Purnima or full moon. Sankashti Chaturti Vrat Dedicated to Hindu God Lord Ganesha.Sankashta means sankat (crisis). In case the Sankashti Chaturthi vrat occurs on a Tuesday, it is considered to be highly fortunate and is known as Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi.In North India Sankashti Chaturthi during Magha month is known as Sakat Chauth.

On this day Devotees fast for a whole day and break their fast after having darshan of  Moon and worshiping Lord Ganesha.For most people Sankashti Chaturti is a complete fast which is broken after sighting the moon and performing puja. There are also people who observe partial fast.Devotees believe that all of their obstacles and problems in life vanish by observing this Vrat. Some devotees observe complete fast while some prefer taking fruits and milk. However, Sabudana Khichdi, nuts and potato are taken during the day by majority of the people. 

How to Perform Sankashti Chaturti Vrat



For most people Sankashti Chaturti is a complete fast which is broken after sighting the moon and performing pooja. There are also people who observe partial fast.


Following are rituals associated with Sankasthi Chaturthi vrat
Fasting throughout the day
Ritualistic worship of Sri Ganeshji in the evening
Darshan of the moon
Worship of the moon (Chandrapujan)
Vratangabhojan

Along with this, as a way of worship, people having faith in Sri Ganeshji perform various actions as per their ability like:

Going for darshan to the temple on foot or going on bare feet.
Listening to or reciting Sri Mudgalapurana,
Sri Ganeshsahasranamavali etc..
Reciting the stotrasChanting etc.


Sankashti Chaturti Vrat Katha and Pooja Vidhi

 





Sankashti Chaturti Vrat Mantra

 

" Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada" 


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