Til Kund Chaturti is observed on the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon (shukla paksha) in Magh Month as per traditional calendar followed in
Maharashtra. Til Kund Chaturti 2017 date is January 31. The day is dedicated to Lord Ganesh and it also observed as Ganesh Jayanti.
‘Til’ is Sesame seeds and ‘Kunda’ is Jasmine flower. Kunda flower and food prepared from Til is offered to Lord Ganesh on Til Kund Chaturti day.
In some regions, instead of Jasmine flower, Modak, a sweet, made from Til is referred as Kunda.
The day is also observed as Varad Chaturthi and in some regions it is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi during winter.