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Masik Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 Dates
Do you know that Ganesh Chaturthi comes every month? Yes, it does and that too twice. Read further to know more about the 2 Ganesh Chaturthi dates in each month of 2017. Vighnaharta is all set to take away your pain and sufferings.
Ganesh Chaturthi is that glorious day when Lord Ganesha is worshiped, as he is the God of prosperity, good fortune, and wisdom. It is strongly believed that Lord Ganesha was born during the Shukla Paksha (bright half) in the month of Bhadrapada. In accordance with the Gregorian calendar, the day of Ganesh Chaturthi falls in the month of August or September. Hence, the annual and the biggest Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as per that time.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017
As there are two fortnights in a lunar month, the Chaturthi (fourth day) comes twice in a month. The Chaturthi coming in bright half is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. On the contrary, Chaturthi coming in dark half is known as Sankashti Chaturthi. Let's now know about each Chaturthi and it's dates in 2017.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2017
Sankashti Chaturthi is considered to be the most auspicious. This ceremony is commemorated every month on the 4th day of the waning phase or the dark lunar phase (Krishna Paksha). Sankashti Chaturthi is also recognized as the Sankatahara Chaturthi or Ganesh Sankatahara in Tamil Nadu.
When Sankashti Chaturthi falls on a Tuesday, it is considered as the Angaraki Chaturthi. This Chaturthi is considered to be the most auspicious one. Given below is the calendar for Sankashti Chaturthi dates for the year 2017.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2017 Dates Table
|January 15||Sunday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|February 14||Tuesday||Sankashti Chaturthi/ Angarika Chaturthi|
|March 16||Thursday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|April 15||Saturday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|May 14||Sunday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|June 13||Tuesday||Sankashti Chaturthi/ Angarika Chaturthi|
|July 13||Thursday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|August 11||Friday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|September 9||Saturday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|October 9||Monday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|November 7||Tuesday||Sankashti Chaturthi/ Angarika Chaturthi|
|December 6||Wednesday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
On each Chaturthi, devotees keep fast to fetch the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Let's now see how you can be benefited if kept fast on Sankashti Chaturthi.
Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
Lord Ganesha devotees keep fast on the occasion of Sankashti Chaturthi (also known as Angarika Chaturthi). The fast of Ganesh Chaturthi is kept from the time of sunrise to moonrise. This fast comes to an end after watching of the Moon followed by the Aarti (song sung in praise of the deity) of Lord Ganesha.
Lord Ganesha, the most respected Lord of intellect, is considered as the destroyer of all the problems, troubles and obstacles in the life of a person. Therefore, it is believed that a particular person can get freed from all the obstacles by the way of performing this fast.
The person who is fasting can only eat fruits, plant roots and selected vegetable products. On the occasion of Sankashti Chaturthi fast, the staple Indian edibles include Sabudana Khichdi (sago hotchpotch), peanuts and potato are consumed. This fast gets over after sighting of the Moon at night. Keeping fast for Sankashti Chaturthi totally depends on the moonrise. Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat is observed on the day when moonrise is witnessed during the Chaturthi. Therefore, fasting on Sankashti Chaturthi might be observed during the Tritiya Tithi (one day before Chaturthi Tithi).
In North India, when Sankashti Chaturthi falls during the month of Magha, it is recognized as Sakat Chauth. On the other hand, Vinayaki Chaturthi that falls during the month of Bhadrapada is recognized as Ganesha Chaturthi. This auspicious day is celebrated by Hindus around the globe as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha.
Let us now discuss Vinayaka Chaturthi and its dates in 2017.
Vinayaka Chaturthi 2017
Vinayaki Chaturthi is also recognized as 'Varad Vinayaka Chaturthi'. The word Varad means 'boon'. Those who keep fast on this auspicious day are showered with power and intelligence by the Almighty. These are the two very important qualities for a person known by everyone. A person who manages well with these virtues can actually have all his/her deepest desires in life and can also accomplish all his undone tasks.
Ganesha Puja on the day of Vinayaka Chaturthi is performed in the afternoon time, which is the mid time of the day, in accordance with the Hindu calendar. The right and the most auspicious Muhurat to worship Lord Ganesha in the afternoon is listed along with Vinayaka Chaturthi dates in the Vinayaka Chaturthi 2017 dates table given below:
Vinayaki Chaturthi 2017 Dates Table
|January 2||Monday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|January 31||Tuesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|March 2||Thursday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|March 31||Friday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|April 29||Saturday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|May 29||Monday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|June 27||Tuesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|July 26||Wednesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|August 25||Friday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|September 23||Saturday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|October 23||Monday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|November 22||Wednesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|December 22||Friday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
Vinayaki Chaturthi Vrat
Observing fast for Vinayaka Chaturthi completely depends on the sunrise and sunset timings. This Chaturthi is observed at the time when Chaturthi (fourth day) prevails during the mid time of the day. Therefore, the fast (Vrat) on Vinayaka Chaturthi might be kept on Tritiya (one day before Chaturthi)..
On the occasion of Vinayaka Chaturthi, devotees observe fast for the entire day. Some of the devotees who keep strict fast, also observe fast for the night time and break it the next morning. This fast (Vrat) is mainly observed by the Brahmin communities of southern and western parts of India. On the the event of Vinayaki Chaturthi, the people who observe fast can consume just fruits and vegetables. Vinayaki Chaturthi is considered to be the most auspicious of all fasts.
It is believed that a person should not see the Moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. Having a look at the Moon on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi gives birth to Mithya Kalank or Mithya Dosham. Because of the effect of this Dosha or Kalank (negative effect), the concerned person is blamed with the false accusation of stealing something. In accordance with the starting and ending time of Chaturthi Tithi (the fourth day of a fortnight), having a look at the Moon might be barred for 2 successive days. According to the rules of Hindu religion, Moon should not be seen for the duration of Chaturthi Tithi. Adding more to this point, viewing of Moon should be avoided even if Chaturthi Tithi comes to an end before moonset.
Lord Ganesha is here to answer all your questions and take away all your problems.
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Make use of our Sankashti Chaturthi 2017 dates and Vinayaka Chaturthi 2017 dates to get all your wishes come true. May Lord Ganesha shower his blessings on one and all. Wishing everyone a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi..!