The Sakashti Chaturthi is being observed today (September 24) which is the Ashwin, Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the moon) Chaturthi Tithi. The Chaturthi Tithi that falls after Purnima or full moon during Krishna Paksha of every month is celebrated as Sankashti Chaturthi.
The devotees of Lord Ganesha worship observe a day-long fast and worship him on this day. The fast is broken after sighting the moon at the night.
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi: Significance
Sankashti means deliverance during troubled times, hence, Lord Ganesha is worshipped as he has been symbolized as the remover of all obstacles. It is believed that observing this fast wades away all the obstacles from one’s life.
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi: Date and tithi
The Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi tithi will begin at 08:29 am on September 24 and will continue till 10:36 am on September 25. The moon will rise at 08.20 pm on Sankashti day.
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi: Vrat vidhi
Devotees begin their day with a holy bath and worship the Lord Ganesha. They observe a day-long fast and consume only fruits and milk. Devotees can eat satvik food like sabudana khichadi, potato and peanuts during the fast. Devotees also perform dhyana for Lord Ganesha and seek blessings from him. They break their fast after moon sighting.