Sankatahara Chatruti, or Sankashti Chaturthi , is a monthly fasting dedicated Lord Ganesha. Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi November 2017 date is November 7 (Tuesday). Moonrise time of Chandrodaya is at 09:07 PM. Sankashti is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu month. When Sankashti Chaturti falls on Tuesday it is known as Angarak or Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi and is considered highly auspicious.
Sankashta Chaturthi fasting is considered to be highly auspicious by Lord Ganesh devotees. The Vrat is observed on the Chaturthi falling after full moon – fourth day after Purnima. It begins at sunrise and ends after sighting the moon.
Sankashta Chaturthi is a highly auspicious day in Marathi culture. Millions of people observe fast on the day in
Maharashtra. The concept of Angarak Sankashti Chaturti is more popular in Maharashtra.
Lord Ganesha is known as Pillayar and Sankatahara Shaturthi in Tamil culture and it is a highly auspicious day.
It is widely believed that observing Sankashta Chaturthi will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires. The greatness of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.
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