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2016 Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat dates for San Diego, California, United States


2016 Sankashti Chaturthi

27 days
Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi
Shravana, Krishna Chaturthi
San Diego, United States
July 2023
2016 Sankashti Chaturthi Dates
[2072 - 2073] Vikrama Samvata
08:57 PM
Magha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 08:25 PM, Jan 26
Ends - 10:27 PM, Jan 27
Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi
February 25, 2016, Thursday
08:35 PM
Phalguna, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 04:35 PM, Feb 25
Ends - 07:12 PM, Feb 26
Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi
March 26, 2016, Saturday
10:06 PM
Chaitra, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 12:39 PM, Mar 26
Ends - 03:04 PM, Mar 27
Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi
April 25, 2016, Monday
10:39 PM
Vaishakha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 05:03 AM, Apr 25
Ends - 06:41 AM, Apr 26
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi
May 24, 2016, Tuesday
10:17 PM
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 06:16 PM, May 24
Ends - 06:50 PM, May 25
Krishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi
June 23, 2016, Thursday
10:32 PM
Ashadha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 04:35 AM, Jun 23
Ends - 04:01 AM, Jun 24
Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi
July 22, 2016, Friday
09:53 PM
Shravana, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 12:47 PM, Jul 22
Ends - 11:08 AM, Jul 23
09:11 PM
Bhadrapada, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 07:47 PM, Aug 20
Ends - 05:14 PM, Aug 21
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi
September 19, 2016, Monday
09:13 PM
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 02:37 AM, Sep 19
Ends - 11:28 PM, Sep 19
08:42 PM
Kartika, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 10:18 AM, Oct 18
Ends - 07:03 AM, Oct 19
Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi
November 16, 2016, Wednesday
07:18 PM
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 06:52 PM, Nov 16
Ends - 04:06 PM, Nov 17
Akhuratha Sankashti Chaturthi
December 16, 2016, Friday
08:04 PM
Pausha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 07:06 AM, Dec 16
Ends - 05:21 AM, Dec 17

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of San Diego, 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.

2016 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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