New Delhi: Sankashti Chaturthi fast is significant for Lord Ganesha devotees who observe a vrat (fast) on the Lunar fortnight’s Chaturthi Tithi (fourth day). The fast is observed on the Chaturthi Tithi of Krishna Paksha of any month. This vrat is observed during the Moon’s waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) and is referred to as Vinayaka Chaturthi, while the Krishna Paksha (waning phase) vrat is known as Sankashti or Sankat Hara Vrat.
With 12 waning phases of the Moon annually, Sankashti Chaturthi is every month according to the Hindu calendar. Every Sankashti vrat has a specific name and significance. For example, the Sankashti Vrat of Ashadha, Krishna Paksha (per the Purnimant calendar) or Jyeshtha, Krishna Paksha (per the Amavasyant calendar), is Krishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi. According to the scriptures, Lord Ganesha is also known as ‘Remover of Obstacle’, and that is why he is called ‘Vignaharta’.
Check date, tithi timings of Krishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi 2022
According to the Panchang, the Chaturthi date of Krishna Paksha as per the Hindu month of ‘Ashadha’ fall on Friday, June 17.
Start of Ashadha Krishna Chaturthi Tithi: 17th June on Friday from 6.10 am.
Ending of Ashada month Krishna Sankashti Chaturthi Tithi : 18th June on Saturday at 02:59 am on Saturday
Start of Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga on Sankashti Chaturthi Tithi: 17th June at 09:56 am
End of Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga: June 18, at 05:03 am
Abhijeet Muhurta: Friday, June 17 from 11:30 to 12.25 in the afternoon
Sankashti Chaturthi 2022 Moonrise Time: The moon will rise on the night of June 17 at 10.03.
On this day, devotees worship the Krishna Pingala Maha Ganapati avatar of Lord Ganesha and Sri Shakti Ganapati Peetha. They observe a day-long fast, read the vrat katha and perform puja after sighting the moon. Therefore, the moonrise or Chandrodaya timing remains important for the devotees.
Devotees seek blessings of Lord Ganesha to get rid of all the troubles/doshas in their life.