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Sankatahara Chaturthi Dates 2016

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Sankatahara Chaturthi is also known as the Sankash-thi Chaturthi or Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankatahara Chaturthi which comes on Tuesday is referred to as Angaraki Sankatahara Chaturthi. As per this year 2016 there is no Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti fast is observed on fourth day after Purnima (Full Moon) as per the Hindu calendar. Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on chavithi. Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Vinayaka or Lord Ganesh, Sankatahara Chaturthi coming in Sravanamasam, fourth day after Purnima. Sankata means problems or worries and Hara means removing. So observing Sankatahara Chaturthi is believed to help in removing all difficulties and obstacles in life. The puja is usually performed after sighting the moon. Fasting on Sankatahara Chaturthi is considered very auspicious and extremely beneficial. Sankatahara Chaturthi is observed by both males and females. Sankatahara Chaturthi occurs every month.
About Sankatahara Chaturthi :

One year and observe fasting on all the Sankatahara Chaturthi days and will end it by performing “Maha Ganapathi Homam” or “Vaancha Kalpa Ganapathy Homam”. The spiritual importance, significance and the greatness of Sankashti Chaturthi is mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana and the Narasimha Purana. Sankashti Chaturthi mahatyam was narrated by Lord Krishna to Yudhistira.

Sankatahara Chaturthi Dates 2016

Sankatahara Chaturthi Fasting Days in 2016:

Sankatahara Chaturthi   Wednesday   - 27th January 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Friday           - 26th February 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Sunday         - 27th March 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Monday        - 25th April 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Wednesday   - 25th May 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Thursday      - 23rd June 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Saturday       - 23rd July 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Sunday         - 21st August 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Monday        - 19th September 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Wednesday   - 19th October 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Thursday       - 17th November 2016
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Saturday        - 17th December 2016

The fasting of Sankatahara Chaturthi is same as Shivaratri. The devotees should observe Sankashti Chaturthi having a complete fast which will be ended after seeing the moon rise, followed by a puja to Lord Ganesha. The puja includes Ganesh slokas and 108 names of Vinayaka. Lord Ganesha likes Number 3 and hence 3, 12 or 21 are usually preferred. So slokas and 108 names will prays thrice.

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