Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious festival, observed to worship Lord Ganesha. Sankashti means the end of troubles and Sankashti Chaturthi is called a day of Lord Ganesha. Each lunar month in Hindu calendar has two Chaturthi Tithis and the one that falls after Purnimasi or full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi. The Masik Sankashti Chaturthi, for Lord Ganesha which falls on June is called the Krishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi. Devotees observe fasts and sing Ganpati prayer songs, marking the auspicious festival. Below in this article, find out the Masik Chaturthi June 2019 vrat timing, shubh muhurat and puja vidhi, to impress Vighnaharta Ganesha. Lord Ganesha’s 108 Names! From Vinayaka to Vighnaharta, Chant These Names.
Lord Ganesha is the god of knowledge, pleasure and wisdom and every month, Sankashti Chaturthi is observed, although in different names, but its significance remain the same. Also referred as Sakat Chauth, this day becomes even more auspicious, if it falls on a Tuesday or Friday.
Masik Sankashti Chaturthi June 2019: Shubh Muhurat
Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on the fourth Chaturthi of every month in the Hindu calendar. According to Drikpanchang, the Krishnapingala Sankashti begins at 17:08 on June 20 and the Chaturthi Tithi ends at 19:08, June 21, 2019.
Masik Sankashti Chaturthi June 2019: Vrat, Puja Vidhi and Ganpati Prayer Songs
Among Hindu devotees, Ganesha is a lord of knowledge and intellect and no rituals can begin, without worshipping the elephant-headed god. Sankashti Chaturthi is considered to be auspicious and devotees observe fast, dedicating to Lord Ganesha. People wake up in the morning, take bath, wear clean clothes and clean the idol of Ganpati Bappa. They observe vrat the whole day and break it in the evening, as per the Masik Sankashti Chaturthi tithi. As they worship Lord Ganesha, the devotees also sing religious Ganpati aarti songs. Sukhkarta Dukhharta Varta Vighnachi, Nurvi Purvi Prem Krupa Jayachi, is one of the most popular devotional song, dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
Although celebrated by all Lord Ganesha’s devotees across India, Sankashti Chaturthi fast is mostly observed in Western and Southern India, especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Durva grass, fresh flowers and incense sticks. The rituals of Sankashti Chaturthi end with the sighting of the moon.