Sankashti Chaturthi April 2022 - Know the Date, Tithi and Rituals
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Sankashti Chaturthi April 2022 Date, Tithi, Rituals; All Dates For 2022
Sankashti Chaturthi is celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha. It is observed on the chaturthi of the Krishna Paksha of every Hindu calendar month.
On this day, devotees worship Lord Ganesha to help them overcome all the obstacles in life.
Pradosh Vrat April 2022 Date, Tithi, Puja Time; Dates for all months of 2022
Sankashti Chaturthi April 2022 Date: April 19, Tuesday.
Tithi timing: Apr 19, 4:39 PM – Apr 20, 1:53 PM.
Rituals: On the day of Sankashti Chaturthi, devotees wake up early in the morning and take bath. They dedicate the day to worshipping Lord Ganesha.
The devotees observe a strict fast while some keep a partial fast too.
The observer of this fast can consume fruits, vegetables, and the roots of plants.
The staple diet on this day comprises peanuts, potatoes, and sabudana khichdi.
The Sankashti puja is done in the evening, after seeing the moon. During the puja, the idol of Lord Ganesha is decorated with flowers. A lamp is also lit in front of the idol.
The devotees then read the ‘vrat katha’ specific to the month.
The fast is broken after worshipping Lord Ganesha and seeing the moon in the evening.
Naivedya comprising modaks and other favorite eatables of Lord Ganesha is prepared as an offering on this occasion.
It is auspicious to recite the ‘Ganesha Ashtottara’, ‘Sankashtnashana sthothra’, and ‘Vakratunda Mahakaya’ on this day.
Significance: It is believed that devotees get a prosperous life by worshipping Lord Ganesha on this day.
Childless couples also observe the Sankashti Chaturthi vrat to be blessed with children.