Sankatahara Chaturthi dates 2020, 2019 and 2018

Lord Ganesh Each lunar month in Hindu calendar has two Chaturthi Tithis. The one after Purnimasi or full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi .

Vinayagar Pooja

Although Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is done every month but the most significant Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of Magha according to Purnimant School and in month of Paush according to Amavasyant School.

If Sankashti Chaturthi falls on Tuesday it is called Angarki Chaturthi and it is considered highly auspicious. Sankashti Chaturthi fast is mostly observed in Western and Southern India especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Devotees of Lord Ganesha keep fast from sunrise to moonrise on Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti means deliverance during troubled times. Lord Ganesha, the supreme lord of intelligence, symbolizes the remover of all obstacles. Hence it is believed that one can get rid of all obstacles by observing this fast.

The fast is supposed to be strict and only fruit, roots (the part of a plant which is below ground) and vegetable products are supposed to be consumed. The staple Indian diet on Sankashti Chaturthi includes Sabudana Khichadi, potato and peanuts. Devotees break the fast at night after sighting of the moon.

In North India Sankashti Chaturthi during Magha month is known as Sakat Chauth . Also Vinayaka Chaturthi during Bhadrapada month is known as Ganesha Chaturthi . Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated by Hindus all over the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha.

Sankashti Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Sankatahara or Sankatahara Chaturthi among Tamil Hindus.

Location based Sankashti Chaturthi Days

It is important to understand that fasting day for Sankashti Chaturthi might differ for two cities even if those cities are within same Indian state. Fasting for Sankashti Chaturthi depends on moonrise and it is observed on the day when there is moonrise while Chaturthi Tithi is prevailing. Hence Sankashti Chaturthi fasting might be observed on Tritiya Tithi i.e. one day before Chaturthi Tithi. As moonrise time is different for all cities it is important to refer Hindu calendar like this website which lists location based Sankashti Chaturthi days. As generating location based dates are time consuming most sources ignore this fact and publish single list for all Indian cities.

Lambodara Sankashti ChaturthiLambodara Sankashti Chaturthi
January 13, 2020, Monday
Sakat Chauth
Lambodara Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi08:33 PM
Magha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 05:32 PM, Jan 13
Ends – 02:49 PM, Jan 14
Dwijapriya Sankashti ChaturthiDwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi
February 12, 2020, Wednesday
Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi09:37 PM
Phalguna, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 02:52 AM, Feb 12
Ends – 11:39 PM, Feb 12
Bhalachandra Sankashti ChaturthiBhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi
March 12, 2020, Thursday
Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi09:31 PM
Chaitra, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 11:58 AM, Mar 12
Ends – 08:50 AM, Mar 13
Vikata Sankashti ChaturthiVikata Sankashti Chaturthi
April 11, 2020, Saturday
Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi10:31 PM
Vaishakha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 09:31 PM, Apr 10
Ends – 07:01 PM, Apr 11
Ekadanta Sankashti ChaturthiEkadanta Sankashti Chaturthi
May 10, 2020, Sunday
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi10:19 PM
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 08:04 AM, May 10
Ends – 06:35 AM, May 11
Krishnapingala Sankashti ChaturthiKrishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi
June 8, 2020, Monday
Krishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi09:57 PM
Ashadha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 07:56 PM, Jun 08
Ends – 07:38 PM, Jun 09
Gajanana Sankashti ChaturthiGajanana Sankashti Chaturthi
July 8, 2020, Wednesday
Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi10:00 PM
Shravana, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 09:18 AM, Jul 08
Ends – 10:11 AM, Jul 09
Heramba Sankashti ChaturthiHeramba Sankashti Chaturthi
August 7, 2020, Friday
Bahula Chaturthi
Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi09:37 PM
Bhadrapada, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 12:14 AM, Aug 07
Ends – 02:06 AM, Aug 08
Vighnaraja Sankashti ChaturthiVighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi
September 5, 2020, Saturday
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi08:37 PM
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 04:38 PM, Sep 05
Ends – 07:06 PM, Sep 06
Vibhuvana Sankashti ChaturthiVibhuvana Sankashti Chaturthi
October 5, 2020, Monday
Vibhuvana Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi08:12 PM
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 10:02 AM, Oct 05
Ends – 12:31 PM, Oct 06
Vakratunda Sankashti ChaturthiVakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi
November 4, 2020, Wednesday
Karwa Chauth
Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi08:12 PM
Kartika, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 03:24 AM, Nov 04
Ends – 05:14 AM, Nov 05
Ganadhipa Sankashti ChaturthiGanadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi
December 3, 2020, Thursday
Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi07:51 PM
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturthi
Begins – 07:26 PM, Dec 03
Ends – 08:03 PM, Dec 04


Sankatahara Chaturthi dates 2018

Moonrise Timings

05 January (Friday) Sankashti Chaturthi Sakat Chauth 21:23
03 February (Saturday) Sankashti Chaturthi 21:08
05 March (Monday) Sankashti Chaturthi 21:48
03 April (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi 21:27
03 May (Thursday) Sankashti Chaturthi 21:59
02 June (Saturday) Sankashti Chaturthi 22:19
01 July (Sunday) Sankashti Chaturthi 21:40
31 July (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi 21:30
30 August (Thursday) Sankashti Chaturthi Bahula Chaturthi 21:14
28 September (Friday) Sankashti Chaturthi 20:30
27 October (Saturday) Sankashti Chaturthi Karwa Chauth 19:55
26 November (Monday) Sankashti Chaturthi 20:33
25 December (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi 20:29

Sankatahara Chaturthi dates 2019

Moonrise Timings
24 January (Thursday) Sankashti Chaturthi Sakat Chauth 21:31
22 February (Friday) Sankashti Chaturthi 21:20
24 March (Sunday) Sankashti Chaturthi 22:09
22 April (Monday) Sankashti Chaturthi 21:54
22 May (Wednesday) Sankashti Chaturthi 22:27
20 June (Thursday) Sankashti Chaturthi 21:53
20 July (Saturday) Sankashti Chaturthi 21:45
19 August (Monday) Sankashti Chaturthi Bahula Chaturthi 21:21
17 September (Tuesday) Angarki Chaturthi 20:25
17 October (Thursday) Sankashti Chaturthi Karwa Chauth 20:16
15 November (Friday) Sankashti Chaturthi 19:46
15 December (Sunday) Sankashti Chaturthi 20:34



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