Sankashti Chaturthi 2022 January: Date, Timing, History, Significance, Importance, Puja Vidhi & Time: Sankashti Chaturthi is being celebrated on 21st January this year. This will be the first Sankashti Chaturthi of the new year, also known as Sakat Chauth. On the day of Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi, the fast of Karva Chauth with unbroken good fortune is kept. According to religious beliefs, fasting on Sankashti Chaturthi and worshiping Ganesh Ji remove the troubles of the person and fulfill all the wishes.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2022 January: Date & Time
- January 21, 2022 Friday
- Time: January 21, 8:52 am to January 22, 9:14 am
The festival of Sankashti Chaturthi is prevalent in both the northern and southern states of India. In the state of Maharashtra, the festivities are even more elaborate and grand. The word ‘Sankashti’ has Sanskrit origin and means ‘salvation during difficult times’ while ‘Chaturthi’ means ‘fourth day or the day of Lord Ganesha. It is believed that if one celebrates this auspicious day with pure mind and soul. If he prays then all the wishes and dreams come true. Therefore, fasting and performing rituals on the day of Sankashti Chaturthi proves to be extremely beneficial.
Chandra Darshan has special significance on the holy day of Sankashti Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is the embodiment of knowledge, virtue, and wisdom. Hence, the supreme deity is known to bestow health, wealth, and happiness to you. Enthusiastic devotees of Lord Ganesha believe that all their wishes will be fulfilled by praying with devotion to their deity, especially on the day of Angaraki Chaturthi. It is also known as “Sankat Hara Chaturthi” in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The most promising and auspicious Sankashti Chaturthi is known as Angaraki Chaturthi, which falls on a Tuesday.
After worshiping Lord Ganesha on Sankashti Chaturthi, they listen to the story after offering food to the Lord. On this day, there is a tradition of making a mountain of Tilkoot in many temples and houses and cutting it down too. It is considered good to recite Ganesh Ji’s Sankatmochan on the day of Sankat Chauth. In the evening, offering Arghya to the moon ends Ganesha’s fast. Chandra dev is also worshiped along with Lord Ganesha. On this day women observe Nirjala fast. On seeing the moon at night, they offer Arghya and worship.