Sankashti Chaturthi is an Indian religious day dedicated to the worship of Lord Ganesha, one of the most celebrated Hindu Gods. It is also known as Sankata Hara Chaturthi because ‘Sankata Hara’, which translates to ‘remover of obstacles’, is another name for Lord Ganesha. This day is observed on the fourth day after the full moon of every Hindu calendar month.
Importance of Sankashti Chaturthi
In Indian Mythology, there is a reason behind the observance of any day, similarly Sankashti Chaturthi is a day on which anyone who prays to Lord Ganesha and fasts in his name till dusk, is said to have the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Along with this, all those who pray to him, attain purity of mind and soul which helps them go to heaven.
This day is celebrated all over India with a great deal of enthusiasm and zest, all the temples are crowded with devotees who gather to observe the devotional hymns sung to appease Lord Ganesha in the hope that Lord Ganesha would be pleased by their devotion and fulfill all their wishes along with removing the hardships in their lives. After this, all who have fasted for the day break their fasts by looking at the moon.