Sakat Chauth is a well-known event that is observed by Hindus, particularly in northern India. On this day, Lord Ganpati and Goddess Sakat are venerated with tremendous devotion. Sakat Chauth will occur on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. On the day of Krishna Paksha Ganesh Chaturthi, married women devotees conduct a fast for their children’s happiness, prosperity, and well-being. Til Koot, a special bhog or prasad, is cooked and offered to Lord Ganesha. Sakat Chauth is celebrated with great zeal and fervour throughout India.
Sakat Chauth is also known as Sankat Chauth, Til-Kuta Chauth, Vakra-Tundi Chaturthi, and Maghi Chauth in certain regions of India. As we commemorate this auspicious day, we present you with information on Sakat Chauth, including its puja time, history, vrat katha, moonrise time, and significance in Lord Ganesha worship.
Sakat Chauth 2023 Date
Sakat Chauth will be observed in 2023 on Tuesday, January 10th.
Time of moonrise on Sakat Chauth in 2023
The moon will rise at 9:10 PM on Sakat Chauth (10 January 2023)
The date of Sakat Chauth Tithi
The Chaturthi Tithi will begin on January 10, 2023 at 12:09 PM and end on January 11, 2023 at 2:31 PM.
Sakat Chauth History
Once upon a time, a blind woman lived in a village with her son and daughter-in-law. The blind woman was a devout follower of Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu mythology, Ganesha once appeared before her and offered to grant her every request. Lord Ganesha advised the elderly woman to seek advice and assistance from her son and his wife before communicating with the Lord about what she desired. The elderly mother approached her son and his wife next. The son begged his mother to petition Lord Ganesha for money and wealth, while her daughter-in-law requested a grandchild. The woman observed that both her son and his wife had requested assistance for their personal requirements and then considered inquiring with her neighbours. One of the neighbours suggested that she pray to the Lord to restore her vision. The following day, Lord Ganesha appeared before her and inquired as to what she want. She hoped for everything she had ever heard of, including wealth, a grandson, and good vision. Since the Lord had promised, he granted her every wish.
Sankat Chauth Importance
For years, people have observed a fast on Sankat Chauth in order to receive the blessings of Goddess Sakat Mata and Lord Ganesha. On the day of the Sakat Chauth fast, Arghya is worshipped and sacrificed to the moon. When the moon is spotted, followers perform moon worship, and then Parana breaks the fast. It is claimed that devotees who fast on this day will be granted success, prosperity, and fortune throughout their lives. Married women who fast for the sake of their children seek the blessings of Goddess Sakat Mata and Lord Ganesha for a long and healthy life and for the well-being of their children.