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Sankatahara Chaturthi 2017 Date

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Sankashti fast is observed on fourth day after Purnima (Full Moon) as per the Hindu calendar. Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on chavithi. Sankatahara Chaturthi is also known as the Sankash-thi Chaturthi or Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankatahara Chaturthi which comes on Tuesday is referred as Angaraki Sankatahara Chaturthi. As per this year 2017 there are three instances of Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi. 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.

Sankatahara Chaturthi 2017 Date

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. As per Hindu tradition Lord Ganesh is the primary god and for every important occasion he is the first god to worship. As example to entering into new house, marriage etc.

Sankatahara Chaturthi Fasting Days in 2017:

Sankatahara Chaturthi   Sunday - 15th January 2017
Angaraki Chaturthi          Tuesday        - 14th February 2017
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Thursday       - 16th March 2017
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Friday         - 14th April 2017
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Sunday   - 14th May 2017
Angaraki  Chaturthi         Tuesday        - 13th June 2017
Sankatahara Chaturthi    Wednesday      - 12th July 2017
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Friday         - 11th August 2017
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Saturday       - 9th September 2017
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Sunday   - 8th October 2017
Angaraki Chaturthi          Tuesday        - 7th November 2017
Sankatahara Chaturthi   Wednesday      - 6th December 2017

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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