Sankashti Chaturthi – The day of Lord Ganesha

The auspicious day of Sankashti Chaturthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This day falls on every lunar month’s fourth day of Krishna Paksha in accordance with Hindu calendar. In the month of June this year Sankashti Chaturthi will be on June 5th, 2015.

Importance of Sankashti Chaturthi:

Lord Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles and is congruous to wisdom and intelligence. It is believed that all wishes come true if one pray on this propitious day with pure heart. The meaning of Sankashti in Sanskrit is deliverance during difficult times, therefore observing fast and praying to Lord Ganesha on this day is believed to reduce the problems and helps in sailing through difficult times. On Sankashti Chaturthi Lord Shiva declared his son Ganesha the most superior among all Gods. Lord Ganesha bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival.

Sankashti Chaturthi Puja:

To celebrate Sankashti Chaturthi strict fast has to be observed. For breaking the fast one must have the auspicious sight of moon in the evening preceded by offering prayers to Lord Ganesha. To summon the blessings of Lord Ganesha Ganapati Atharvashesha is recited before moonlight. Every month Lord Ganesha is worshipped with a different name and peeta (Lotus petals). Sankashta Ganapati Puja is performed every month on chaturthi.

During vrat abstain yourself from consuming general food items. Here is the list of food that can be consumed-

  • Peanuts
  • Potato
  • Sabudana ki khichdi
  • Fruits
  • Unsalted chips

    Chant following mantra during the day to worship Lord Ganesha:

    वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा
    निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा॥
    Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha I 
    Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa II

                               

    Generally this vrat is observed for 21 sankashta Chaturthi for lifetime. Onlinetemple.com wishes you successful observance of Sankashti Chaturthi vrat. On this auspicious day Get Prasad from Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai and get all the obstacles removed in your path. Book Now: http://www.onlinetemple.com/collections/lord-ganesha/products/siddhivinayak-temple and Get Blessed

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