Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankatahara Chaturthi or Sankat Nivaran Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha, also known as Ganpati who is son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Sankashti is celebrated on the Chaturthi (4th day) of the Krishna Paksha (dark lunar phase) of every Hindu Calendar month.
Next Sankashti Chaturthi will be celebrated on Wednesday, 6th December 2017.
On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Ganesha observe strict fast which is broken at night, after having darshan/sight of the moon.
The day will also be celebrated as Karva Chauth by married women of North India, where in married women fast for the whole day for well being of their husbands. They break their karva chauth fast after having darshan/sight of the moon.
Please find below 6th December 2017 Moon Rise – Chandrodaya Timing in India for Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata :
Note : All timings are local timings for the place mentioned in the table.
|6 December 2017 Sankashti Chaturthi Moon Rise / Chandrodaya Timing – Maharashtra|
|6 December 2017 Sankashti Chaturthi Moon Rise / Chandrodaya Timing – Tamil Nadu|
|6 December 2017 Sankashti Chaturthi Moon Rise / Chandrodaya Timing – Rest of India|
|Dehra Dun||08:22 PM|
|New Delhi||08:28 PM|
Sankashti Dates in 2017 : 15th January (Sunday), 14th February (Tuesday) Angarika Chaturthi, 16th March (Thursday), 14th April (Friday), 14th May (Sunday), 13th June (Tuesday) Angarika Chaturthi, 12th July (Wednesday), 11th August (Friday), 9th September (Saturday), 8th October (Sunday), 7th November (Tuesday) Angarika Chaturthi, 6th December (Wednesday).