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2020 Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat dates for Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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2020 Sankashti Chaturthi

Chaturthi
8 days
Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturthi
Ashburn, United States
03
December 2020
Thursday
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2020 Sankashti Chaturthi Dates
[2076 - 2077] Vikrama Samvata
Chaturthi
08:36 PM
Magha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 07:02 AM, Jan 13
Ends - 04:19 AM, Jan 14
Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi
February 11, 2020, Tuesday
Chaturthi
08:43 PM
Phalguna, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 04:22 PM, Feb 11
Ends - 01:09 PM, Feb 12
Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi
March 12, 2020, Thursday
Chaturthi
11:01 PM
Chaitra, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 02:28 AM, Mar 12
Ends - 11:20 PM, Mar 12
Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi
April 10, 2020, Friday
Chaturthi
11:04 PM
Vaishakha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 12:01 PM, Apr 10
Ends - 09:31 AM, Apr 11
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi
May 9, 2020, Saturday
Chaturthi
11:01 PM
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 10:34 PM, May 09
Ends - 09:05 PM, May 10
Chaturthi
11:34 PM
Ashadha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 10:26 AM, Jun 08
Ends - 10:08 AM, Jun 09
Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi
July 8, 2020, Wednesday
Chaturthi
11:21 PM
Shravana, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 11:48 PM, Jul 07
Ends - 12:41 AM, Jul 09
Chaturthi
10:16 PM
Bhadrapada, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 02:44 PM, Aug 06
Ends - 04:36 PM, Aug 07
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi
September 5, 2020, Saturday
Chaturthi
09:32 PM
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 07:08 AM, Sep 05
Ends - 09:36 AM, Sep 06
Vibhuvana Sankashti Chaturthi
October 5, 2020, Monday
Chaturthi
08:56 PM
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 12:32 AM, Oct 05
Ends - 03:01 AM, Oct 06
Chaturthi
07:08 PM
Kartika, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 04:54 PM, Nov 03
Ends - 06:44 PM, Nov 04
Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi
December 3, 2020, Thursday
Chaturthi
07:34 PM
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 08:56 AM, Dec 03
Ends - 09:33 AM, Dec 04

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Ashburn, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2020 Sankashti Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha

Each lunar month in Hindu calendar has two Chaturthi Tithis. The one after Purnimasi or full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Although Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is done every month but the most significant Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of Magha according to Purnimant School and in month of Paush according to Amavasyant School.

If Sankashti Chaturthi falls on Tuesday it is called Angarki Chaturthi and it is considered highly auspicious. Sankashti Chaturthi fast is mostly observed in Western and Southern India especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

Devotees of Lord Ganesha keep fast from sunrise to moonrise on Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti means deliverance during troubled times. Lord Ganesha, the supreme lord of intelligence, symbolizes the remover of all obstacles. Hence it is believed that one can get rid of all obstacles by observing this fast.

The fast is supposed to be strict and only fruit, roots (the part of a plant which is below ground) and vegetable products are supposed to be consumed. The staple Indian diet on Sankashti Chaturthi includes Sabudana Khichadi, potato and peanuts. Devotees break the fast at night after sighting of the moon.

In North India Sankashti Chaturthi during Magha month is known as Sakat Chauth. Also Vinayaka Chaturthi during Bhadrapada month is known as Ganesha Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated by Hindus all over the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha.

Sankashti Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Sankatahara or Sankatahara Chaturthi among Tamil Hindus.

Location based Sankashti Chaturthi Days

It is important to understand that fasting day for Sankashti Chaturthi might differ for two cities even if those cities are within same Indian state. Fasting for Sankashti Chaturthi depends on moonrise and it is observed on the day when there is moonrise while Chaturthi Tithi is prevailing. Hence Sankashti Chaturthi fasting might be observed on Tritiya Tithi i.e. one day before Chaturthi Tithi. As moonrise time is different for all cities it is important to refer Hindu calendar like this website which lists location based Sankashti Chaturthi days. As generating location based dates are time consuming most sources ignore this fact and publish single list for all Indian cities.

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