Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi February 2014 date – Tuesday Ganesh Sankashti Fasting in February 2014


When Sankashti Chaturti falls on Tuesday it is known as Angarak or Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi and is considered highly auspicious. Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi September 2014 date is February 18, Tuesday. Moonrise time or Chandrodaya is at 09:25 PM (Time in Mumbai in India). Sankatahara Chatruti, or Sankashti Chaturthi , is a monthly fasting dedicated Lord Ganesha. It is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu month.

Angarak, or Angaraka, means fire and the name because Tuesday or Mangalwar is governed by Hindu God Mangal. Tuesday is considered highly auspicious date to pray to Ganesha in many parts of India.

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.

The concept of Angarak Sankashti Chaturti is more popular in Maharashtra. Millions of people observe fast on the day in Maharashtra and visit Sidhi Vinayak Temple, Ashta Vinayak Temples and other important temples associated with Ganesha.

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