Historic previous, Significance and Rituals of the Auspicious Day

Sankashti Chaturthi or Sakat Chauth, additionally known as Sankatahara Chaturthi in south Indian states, falls on Wednesday, March 31 this 12 months. Your total title of this ritual is Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi, which is extensively recognized on the Chaturthi Tithi.

It is an auspicious competitors which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who’s historically worshipped first amongst all totally different Gods sooner than commencing any Puja or ritual, consistent with Hindu custom.The phrase ‘sankashti’ has originated from Sanskrit which signifies ‘deliverance all through troublesome events’. Subsequently, Lord Ganesha is worshipped on these days as he is thought-about the ‘Vighnaharta’, one who removes all obstacles, being the wisest.

Sankashti Chaturthi is seen every Lunar month. The significance of sighting the moon is immense due to this. It is talked about that apart from defending devotees from all dangers, Lord Ganesha’s blessings could also be sought by {{couples}} eager to bear a child.

Sankashti Chaturthi: Historic previous

Lord Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to the entire gods, barring Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati. It is talked about that this celebration dates once more to 700 BC. Ganesha is taken into consideration as a result of the supreme vitality that will avert all hurdles

Sankashti Chaturthi: Timings

This 12 months will witness the beginning of the auspicious tithi from 2.06 pm on March 31, Wednesday. The very subsequent day, Thursday, at 10.59 am will mark the tip of Sankashti Tithi on April 1, 2021.Moonrise on Sankashti Day will occur at 9.39 pm on March 31 and moonset will happen at 9 am on April 1.

Sankashti Chaturthi: Pooja Vidhi

Sankashti puja is carried out throughout the evening, after seeing the moon. The ritual could also be seen by sustaining strict fast, or by adhering to partial fast. People can resort to the consumption of fruits, greens and roots of vegetation. Folks can eat peanuts, potatoes and sabudana khichdi.

And the puja could also be carried out with durva grass, flowers, by lighting a lamp, incense sticks; along with chanting Vedic mantra, learning out Vrat kathaout of the 13 vrats. There’s one for every month with each vrat having a specific aim and story.

The elephant-headed god of the Hindu pantheon is obtainable sweets or ‘naivedya’, which ought to embrace modaks, in the middle of the puja. Vedic chants embrace Ganesha Ashtothra, Sankashtnashana sthothra and Vakrathunda Mahakaya.