Thursday, 4 October 2012
Importance Of Vinayaki & Sankashti Chaturthi
Chaturthi that falls on the fourth day after the full moon day or after the new moon in considered as very auspicious day in Hindu tradition and is devoted to the Lord Ganesha. Most of the times people are only aware about the Ganesha Chaturthi or the Ganapati festival that starts from this day, which comes in the Bhadrapada month as per the Hindi calendar. However, in the month of Bhadrapada two Chaturthi comes, which is referred as Vinayaki and Sankashti. The devotees of Lord Ganesha observe a fast on the Chaturthi that falls after new or full moon.
However, the Chaturthi that comes in every month on the fourth day after the full moon is termed as Sankashti Chaturthi. Most of the believers also keep a full day fast on this Chaturthi and ends it after the moonrise after offering a special puja to Lord Ganesha. Chaturthi of every month that falls after new moon is termed as the Vinayaki Chaturthi and it falls especially on Tuesday, it is referred as Angaraki Chaturthi, which is considered as the most auspicious. It has been said that individual who observe fast on these days achieve happiness, success and desire fulfillment in their life.