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Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat

Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat is observed on the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon, or Shukla Paksha Chaturthi, in a Hindu lunar calendar. It is dedicated to Ganesha.

Popular belief is that observing Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires.

The greatness of Chaturthi Vrat dedicated to Lord Ganesha was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.

When Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat falls on Tuesday, it is doubly auspicious as there is Angarak Yog. The day is then good for people have trouble with Mangal Grah in their horoscope.

Fasting on Varad Vinayak Chaturthi is from sunrise to moonrise. The prayer and fasting ends with the sighting of the moon.

The most popular monthly fast on Chaturthi dedicated to Ganesha is observed during the Chaturthi that falls after Purnima and it is popularly known as Sankashta or Sankatahara Chaturthi.

Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat during Navratri is highly auspicious.

The Varad Vinayak Chaturthi day during Bhadrapad month marks the beginning of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival.