Sankashti Chaturthi 2018

In India Sankashti Chaturthi during Magha month is known as Sakat Chauth. Vinayaka Chaturthi during Bhadrapada month is known as Ganesha Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha.

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.


DateMonthDayFestivalMoonrise Timings
05January(Friday)Sankashti Chaturthi

Sakat Chauth

03February(Saturday)Sankashti Chaturthi21:08
05March(Monday)Sankashti Chaturthi21:48
03April(Tuesday)Angarki Chaturthi21:27
03May(Thursday)Sankashti Chaturthi21:59
02June(Saturday)Sankashti Chaturthi22:19
01July(Sunday)Sankashti Chaturthi21:40
31July(Tuesday)Angarki Chaturthi21:30
30August(Thursday)Sankashti Chaturthi

Bahula Chaturthi

28September(Friday)Sankashti Chaturthi20:30
27October(Saturday)Sankashti Chaturthi

Karwa Chauth

26November(Monday)Sankashti Chaturthi20:33
25December(Tuesday)Angarki Chaturthi20:29

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.