New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi is one of the important days for Hindus as it is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu calendar, each month two Chaturthi Tithis are observed out of which one is Sankashti Chaturthi. The day falls on Chaturthi tithi of the Krishna Paksha of the Lunar fortnight. This month it is being observed on November 23, 2021. 

On the day of Sankashti Chaturthi, devotees worship Vighnaharta, Lord Ganesha, and observe a fast to seek blessings for a prosperous, healthy and wealthy life. It is best to offer Durva to Ganesha and offer Modak in the worship of Chaturthi. The Maha Ganapati form of Lord Ganesha, as well as the Shiva Peeth, are worshipped.

Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi 2021: Date and Time

This year the Ganadhipa Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi will be observed on Tuesday, November 23. This year the Chaturthi Tithi will begin at 10:26 PM on Nov 22, 2021 and end at 12:55 AM on Nov 24, 2021.
Moonrise Time- Tuesday 08:27 pm

Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi 2021: Significance

On the auspicious day, Devotees worship Lord Ganesha who is considered as God of wisdom, good fortune and prosperity. According to a Hindu legend associated with Sankashti Chaturthi, Krishna Chaturthi performed intense penance to seek blessings as well as a boon that pleased Lord Ganesha. The Lord appeared at the time of Chandrodaya (Moonrise) before Krishna Chaturthi to give blessings and boons.

And according to legends, Krishna Chaturthi after seeing Lord Ganesha wished for an eternal association with the lord himself. She additionally wished for a boon to be granted which would give relief to those who would pray to Ganesha by observing a fast on Krishna Chaturthi. Since Lord Ganesha appeared before her at the moonrise, devotees breakfast on sighting the moon and offered prayers to Lord Chandra.

Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi 2021: Puja Vidhi

Devotees take bath after getting up in the Brahma Muhurta and observe fast the whole day.

Devotees wear new clothes and offer prayers.

On the day of Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi, devotees chant the mantras of Lord Ganesha and also recite Shri Ganesh Stotra. 

At the time of Moonrise, devotees offer Arghya to the moon and break their day-long fast.

Posted By: Ashita Singh