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 Thursday, 16th March 2017.
On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Ganesha observe strict fast which is broken at night, after having darshan/sight of the moon.
Please find below 16th March 2017 Moon Rise – Chandrodaya Timing in India for Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata :
Note : All timings are local timings for the place mentioned in the table.
|16 March 2017 Sankashti Chaturthi Moon Rise / Chandrodaya Timing – Maharashtra|
|16 March 2017 Sankashti Chaturthi Moon Rise / Chandrodaya Timing – Tamil Nadu|
|16 March 2017 Sankashti Chaturthi Moon Rise / Chandrodaya Timing – Rest of India|
|Dehra Dun||09:53 PM|
|New Delhi||09:55 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).