Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi is the Sankatahara Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat which falls on Lunar Month of Hindu Calendar. There are 2 days in Each months dedicated to the lord Ganesh, One Chaturthi falls in Shukla Paksha and the other in the Krishna Paksha. Chaturthi is an auspicious holy Hindu day that is observed in dedication and worship to Lord Ganesha. There are about 24 Chaturthi in a Gregorian calendar year. Chaturthi is the 4th day of every lunar month of each of these 2 lunar month’s moon phases, the Krishna Paksha and the Shukla Paksha, as above. Krishna Paksha is the waning-fading moon phase in the lunar month’s fortnight, and Shukla Paksha is its rising-waxing moon phase. Chaturthi in the Krishna Paksha is called Sankashti. Ekadanta in the Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi refers to Lord Ganesha. Ekadanta means one tooth.
Name of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata – Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi
Name of Ganesh in which pooja is performed – Chanakra Raja Ekadanta Maha Ganpati
We all know Lord Ganesha is also known as the ‘Vighnaharta’ (remover of obstacles). But how many of us are aware about fact that every month, there is a day specially dedicated to the Lord known as Sankata Hara Chaturthi.
The Sankata Hara Chaturthi is observed in every Lunar month of Hindu calendar. It falls on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha. Interestingly, if ever this Chaturthi falls on a Tuesday, then it is considered to be very auspicious and goes by the name of Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi.
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Muhurat
|Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Tithi begin||10th May, 2020 from 08: 04 AM|
|Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Tithi Ends||11th May, 2020 till 06: 35 AM|
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Significance
On the sacred day of Sankashti Chaturthi there is a special significance in sighting the moon. The ardent devotees of Lord Ganesha believe that by praying to their deity with dedication, especially on the Angarki Chaturthi day, all their desires will be fulfilled and they will lead a prosperous life. Childless couples also observe the Sankashti Chaturthi vrat to be blessed with a progeny.
As Sankashti Chaturthi is observed every Lunar month, in each month God Ganesha is worshipped with different peeta (Lotus petals) and name. There are total of 13 vrats, with each vrat having a specific purpose and story, known as ‘vrat katha’. Therefore there are 13 ‘vrat katha’ in total, one for every month and the last katha is for ‘adika’ that is the one extra month that comes every four years in the Hindu calendar.
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Mantra
Om Gan Ganpataye Namah
ॐ गं गणपतये नमः
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
The Vrat is observed in worship to Lord Ganesha and to seek his blessings in prosperity, wisdom, work auspiciousness, good fortune, etc. Lord Ganesha is the God to remove obstacles, and also for new beginnings. The fast, Vrat is broken only on the sighting of the moon. For the 22nd of May, Wednesday, the timings are as mentioned above.
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi Rituals
On the day of Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi, devotees get up early and dedicate the day worshipping Lord Ganesha. They observe a strict fast in the honour of their deity. The Devotees can also keep a partial fast. The devotee can only have some fruits, vegetables and roots of plants. The staple Indian diet on this day comprises of peanuts, potatoes and sabudana khichadi