When is Sakat Chauth

Worship Lord Ganesh and gain wisdom

In the Hinduism, there are various days celebrated for different gods. Each of this day and celebration has a particular story behind it. Ganesha’s jayanti is celebrated on the Chaturthi that is the Fourth day of Magha month as per Hindu calendar which is also called as Sakat chauth, and it is one of the important festival in Hindu traditional calendar.

Lord Ganesh is known as Lord of wisdom and this particular festival is popular all over India and mainly followed in the Indian state Maharashtra, which falls in the month of January/February. Here one msut note that there is a major difference between the festivals Ganesh Jayanti and Ganesh Chathurthi. The Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the month of August/September and lasts for almost ten days.

The festival of Ganesh jayanti is called with various terms in different regions as Sakat Chauth or Tilo chauth in Uttar Pradesh and it is also called as Tilkund Chaturthi in Maharashtra. On this particular day, people make an idol of Lord Ganesh with turmeric or sindoor or sometimes also made with cow dung in the form of a conical shape and worshipped. People perform puja and please the god by offering various kinds of Prasad such as offer sesame seeds etc. and once the puja is done in the evening they immerse the idol of Ganesh in water and distributes the Prasad for the devotees for eating. Normally people make fasting in the day and have lavish dinner during the night.

In the Ganesh Temples, this festival has huge importance. The idol of the god is decorated and ganesh stotras are recited for the day. There are also special bhog prepared for the god which is later distributed to the devotees who visit the temple for blessings.

Next Sakat Chauth is on 24 January 2019 (Thursday)

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