Sankatahara Chatruti, or Sankashti Chaturthi , is a monthly fasting dedicated Lord Ganesha. Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi January 2013 date is January 1. Moonrise time or Chandrodaya is at 09:36 PM (Time in Mumbai in
India). 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 is a highly auspicious day in Marathi culture. Millions of people observe fast on the day in
The concept of Angarak
Sankashti Chaturti is more popular in Maharashtra.
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.
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