Sankatahara Chatruti, or Sankashti Chaturthi , is a monthly fasting dedicated Lord Ganesha. Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi June 2017 date is June 13. 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.
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
On the day devotees visit
Sidhi Vinayak Temple, and
other important temples associated with Ganesha. Ashta Vinayak Temples