To worship Lord Ganesha, an auspicious festival of Sankashti Chaturthi is observed. Sankashti means the end of troubles and Sankashti Chaturthi is called a day of Lord Ganesha.
Each lunar month in Hindu calendar has two Chaturthi Tithis and the one that falls after the full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi.
The Masik Sankashti Chaturthi for Lord Ganesha that falls in June is called Krishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi. On this day, the devotees observe fasts and sing Ganpati prayer songs to mark the auspicious festival.
Lord Ganesh, the god of Knowledge, pleasure, and wisdom. Every month, Sankashti Chaturthi is observed in different names but the signification remains the same. The day is also referred to as Sakat Chauth, this day becomes even more auspicious if it falls on a Tuesday or Friday.
Masik Sankashti Chaturthi June 2019 Shubh Mahurat
Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on the fourth Chaturthi of every month in the Hindu calendar. According to Drikpanchang, the Krishnapingala Sankashti begins at 17:08 on June 20 and the Chaturthi Tithi ends at 19:08, June 21, 2019.
Masik Sankashti Chaturthi June 2019: Vrat, Puja Vidhi, and Ganpati Prayer Songs
Ganesha is a lord of knowledge and intellect and no rituals can begin without worshipping the elephant-headed god. Sankashti Chaturthi is the festival where the devotees observe fast dedicating it to Lord Ganesha. On this day, people wake up in the morning, take a bath, wear clean clothes and clean the idol of Ganpati Bappa. The fast is observed the whole day and is broken in the evening as per the Sankashti Chaturthi tithi (date).
The devotees also sing religious Ganapati aarti songs in bide to worship Lord Ganesha. One of the most popular devotional song dedicated to Lord Ganesha is Sukhkarta Dukhharta Varta Vighnachi, Nurvi Purvi Prem Krupa Jayachi.
Usually, Sankashti Chaturthi is celebrated by all Lord Ganesha’s devotees across India but the Sankashti Chaturthi fast is mostly observed in Western and Southern India especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Durva grass, fresh flowers, and incense sticks. The rituals of Sankashti Chaturthi ends with the sighting of the moon and breaking the fast.