Sankashti Chaturthi 2018
Each lunar month in Hindu calendar has two Chaturthi Tithi. The one after full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi.
Devotees of Lord Ganesha keep fast from sunrise to moonrise on Sankashti Chaturthi 2018. Sankashti means deliverance during troubled times. Lord Ganesha, the supreme lord of intelligence, symbolizes the remover of all obstacles. Hence it is believed that one can get rid of all obstacles by observing this fast.