Sathurthi Viratham 2016 dates – Vinayagar Sathurthi Fasting in 2016



Sathurthi Viratham, also known as Vinayagar Sathurthi, is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha. Sathurthi Viratham dates in 2016 is given below in detail.  It is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar. Fasting is dedicated to Vinayagar (Ganesha). This fasting is popularly known as Sankashti in western parts of India and Sankatahara Chaturthi in South India.

Sathurthi Viratham 2016 dates

January 27, 2016 –  Wednesday - Moonrise time - 9:17 PM

February 26, 2016 – Friday - Moonrise time - 9:36 PM

March 27, 2016 – Sunday - Moonrise time - 9:57 PM

April 25, 2016 - Monday - Moonrise time at 9:34 PM

May 25, 2016 - Wednesday - Moonrise time - 10:02 PM

June 23, 2016 - Thursday - Moonrise time - 9:36 PM

July 23, 2016 – Saturday - Moonrise time - 9:50 PM

August 21, 2016 –  Sunday - Moonrise time - 9:17 PM

September 19, 2016 –  Monday - Moonrise time - 8:44 PM

October 19, 2016 – Friday - Moonrise time - 9:12 PM

November 17, 2016 – Thursday - Moonrise time - 8:53 PM

December 17, 2016 - Saturday - Moonrise time - 8:45 PM


Sathurthi Viratham is observed by millions of Vinayagar devotees and it is considered to be highly auspicious and wish fulfilling upvaas.

Sathurthi Viratham begins at sunrise and ends after evening puja or after sighting the moon. Ganesha Temples conduct special pujas on the day.

It is widely believed that observing Vinayagar Sathurthi will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires.

The greatness of Sathurthi Viratham was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.