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Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Date, timing, significance, mantra and puja vidhi

Sankashti is a Sanskrit word that means to 'save us from tough times' while Chaturthi means the fourth day of the month.

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Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Date, timing, significance, mantra and puja vidhi

Sankashti Chaturthi 2022 : A Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sankatahara Chaturthi, is celebrated on the fourth day after a full moon (Krishna Paksha) according to the Hindu lunar calendar.

This year it will be celebrated on January 21, Friday.

Sankashti is a Sanskrit word that means to ‘save us from tough times’ while Chaturthi means the fourth day of the month.

As per beliefs, if a Chaturthi falls on a Tuesday, it is called Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi and considered more auspicious than other Sankashti Chaturti days.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Date, moonrise time 

According to the Drik Panchang, the Tithi of Lambodara Sankashti will begin at 8:51 am on 21 January and continue till 9:14 on 22 January.

The moonrise will occur at 9:00 pm on 21 January. Furthermore, the Amrit Kala will take place from 03:59 am to 05:39 am on 22 January, as per the Drik Panchang.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Shubh muhurat 

Brahma Muhurta: 04:20 AM to 05:03 AM

Sankatahara Chaturthi: Mantra

Om Gan Ganpataye Namah and Om Vakratundaya Hum

Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Significance

According to religious beliefs, the celebration of this day began as an obstacle removal ritual and dates back to as far as 700 BC! Hindus pray to the beloved deity to give them the strength to face challenges in life as Ganesha is commonly known as the god of wisdom and good fortune.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2022: Puja Vidhi

On this day, devotees begin the day with a holy bath. They seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha by observing a day-long fast. Many devotees avoid consuming rice, lentils and wheat on this auspicious day and stick only to peanuts, sabudana khichdi, potatoes and so on. Devotees end their fast only after seeing the moon at night.

People also decorate the idol of Lord Ganesha in the homes with fresh flowers. Special offerings are prepared for the god, such as sesame jaggery ladoos.

Devotees worship Lord Ganesha before the moonrise and chant the Sankashti Vrat Katha to receive the blessings of the god. The Sankatahara Chaturthi Pooja is performed and prasad is distributed. Many people believe that it is auspicious to wear red on Sankashti Chaturthi.

On this day, devotees begin the day with a holy bath. They seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha by observing a day-long fast. Many devotees avoid consuming rice, lentils and wheat on this auspicious day and stick only to peanuts, sabudana khichdi, potatoes and so on. Devotees end their fast only after seeing the moon at night.

People also decorate the idol of Lord Ganesha in the homes with fresh flowers. Special offerings are prepared for the god, such as sesame jaggery ladoos.

Devotees worship Lord Ganesha before the moonrise and chant the Sankashti Vrat Katha to receive the blessings of the god. The Sankatahara Chaturthi Pooja is performed and prasad is distributed. Many people believe that it is auspicious to wear red on Sankashti Chaturthi.

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