Sankashta Chaturthi Dates

Ganesha Chaturthi is very dear to Shree Ganesha. Chaturthi means fourth stage. Ganapathi is beyond three stages of human body i.e. awakened stage, dreaming stage and a middle stage between these two stages. When Ganesha is in his fourth stage, one can have his Darshana. Hence Chaturthi has special importance and devotees observe this by fasting and offering Poojas to the Lord.

Sankashta Chaturthi (Sankashti). This vow is done by devotees on fourth day of second fortnight of every month. On this day devotees fast for whole day & break their fast after having Darshan of Lord moon and worshipping Lord Ganesha. This vow is observed strictly by devotees to get rid of problems in their life. On this day in the evening, after having bath, worship Lord Ganesha by decorating him with kumkum, flowers and Durvas, offer Naivedya and perform Aarti while chanting mantras and Shlokas. Then have a Darshana of Lord moon, offer him Naivedya and break your fast by eating the Prasada. Follow this vow and get the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Angaraka Chaturthi : If Sankashta Chaturthi comes on Tuesday, it is called Angaraka. The vow is completed on the same day. Devotees have their meal in the night after having Darshana of Lord moon.

Note : Please consult your local priests, Temple or calendar for exact details. Dates and Days indicated may vary depending upon the calendar you follow.

Let us pray that Lord Ganesha bestow His blessings on us.

Sankashta Chaturthi dates for the year 2017

Month and Day Sankashta Chaturthi
JANUARY 15th January 2017 (Sunday) Sankashti Chaturthi
FEBRUARY 14th February 2017 (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi
MARCH 16th March 2017 (Thursday) Sankashti Chaturthi
APRIL 14th April 2017 (Friday) Sankashti Chaturthi
MAY 14th May 2017 (Sunday) Sankashti Chaturthi
JUNE 13th June 2017 (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi
JULY 12th July 2017 (Wednesday) Angarki Chaturthi
AUGUST 11th August 2017 (Friday) Sankashti Chaturthi
SEPTEMBER 09th September 2017 (Saturday) Sankashti Chaturthi
OCTOBER 8th October 2017 (Sunday) Sankashti Chaturthi
NOVEMBER 7th November 2017 (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi
DECEMBER 6th December 2017 (Wednesday) Sankashti Chaturthi