Sankashti Chaturthi October 2015 date – Sankat Nivaran Chaturthi in October 2015 - Monthly Fasting Dedicated to Ganesha

Sankashti Chaturti, or Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in a traditional Hindu month. The date of Sankashti Chaturti is October 1, 2015 and October 30, 2015. Moonrise time on October 1 is 9:13 PM. Moonrise time on October 30 is 8:47 PM. Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata is of great importance in Marathi culture. It is known as Pillayar Sankatanashana Chaturthi in Tamil Nadu.

The Sankashti Chaturthi on October 1, 2015 is the one after Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. Certain Sarvajanik Ganesh Chaturthi puja ends on the day. Some homes and sarvajanik or public celebrations end on the day with Ganesh immersion.

Sankat Chaturthi falls during the waning phase of the moon – fourth day after the full moon. Vinayaka devotees observe a fast (fasting or upvaas) on this day from sunrise and ends after sighting the moon.

The importance of Sankata Chaturti Vrata was narrated by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest among the Pandavas. The importance of it is also narrated in the in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.

Fasting on Sankata Chaturthi begins at sunrise and ends after moonrise – sighting of moon in the evening. Devotees offer special pujas and worship at Ganesha Temples.

There is a popular belief that observing Sankashta Chaturthi will bring material progress, prosperity and happiness and it will also help in the fulfillment of desires.

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