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Deepak2018 Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat dates for New Delhi, NCT, IndiaDeepak

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Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturthi
New Delhi, India


May 2019

2018 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.

2018 Sankashti Chaturthi Dates
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09:23 PM
Magha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 09:32 PM, Jan 04
Ends - 07:00 PM, Jan 05
Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi
February 3, 2018, Saturday
09:08 PM
Phalguna, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 10:36 AM, Feb 03
Ends - 08:58 AM, Feb 04
09:48 PM
Chaitra, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 01:08 AM, Mar 05
Ends - 12:39 AM, Mar 06
Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi
April 3, 2018, Tuesday
09:28 PM
Vaishakha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 04:44 PM, Apr 03
Ends - 05:32 PM, Apr 04
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi
May 3, 2018, Thursday
10:00 PM
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 09:05 AM, May 03
Ends - 11:02 AM, May 04
Vibhuvana Sankashti Chaturthi
June 2, 2018, Saturday
10:19 PM
Ashadha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 01:45 AM, Jun 02
Ends - 04:18 AM, Jun 03
09:41 PM
Ashadha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 05:55 PM, Jul 01
Ends - 08:21 PM, Jul 02
Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi
July 31, 2018, Tuesday
09:31 PM
Shravana, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 08:43 AM, Jul 31
Ends - 10:23 AM, Aug 01
09:15 PM
Bhadrapada, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 09:38 PM, Aug 29
Ends - 10:09 PM, Aug 30
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi
September 28, 2018, Friday
08:30 PM
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 08:44 AM, Sep 28
Ends - 08:04 AM, Sep 29
07:55 PM
Kartika, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 06:38 PM, Oct 27
Ends - 04:55 PM, Oct 28
Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi
November 26, 2018, Monday
08:34 PM
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 04:06 AM, Nov 26
Ends - 01:35 AM, Nov 27
Akhuratha Sankashti Chaturthi
December 25, 2018, Tuesday
08:30 PM
Pausha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins - 01:47 PM, Dec 25
Ends - 10:47 AM, Dec 26

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

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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