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Varad Chaturthi 2025 - Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat

Varad Chaturthi, or Varad Til Chaturthi or Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesh and is observed on the fourth day of the Shukla Paksha of Magh month (January – February) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. In 2025, the date of Varad Chaturthi is February 1. The day is also observed as Ganesha Jayanti and Til Kund Chaturthi. Some people observe a fast on the day.

Ganesha devotees take bath on the day after applying Til paste (Sesame seed paste). After the bath, devotees offer special pujas and prayers to Lord Ganesha. Fasting during daytime is also undertaken by some devotees.

For Kashmiri Pandits, Varad Chaturthi is the fourth day of Shukla Paksha (the bright half) of every lunar month falling on a Saturday or Tuesday. It is also dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is also known as Shiva Chaturthi.

It must be noted that for some Hindu communities all the shukla paksha chaturthi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon is known as Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat.