Fri. Apr 16th, 2021

New Delhi: Angarika Chaturthi is a Sankashti Chaturthi which is also known as Sankata Hara Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. 

According to Hindu beliefs, Angarak the son of Mother Earth and Bharadwaj Rishi, was an accomplished rishi and a great devotee of Lord Ganesha. He would pray to Lord Ganesha and seek his blessings, on Magh Krishna Chaturthi, Lord Ganesha blessed him and asked him for a wish. His wish was to be associated with Lord Ganesha forever, his wish was granted and he proclaimed that whoever worships Lord Ganesha on Angarika Chaturthi will be granted all that he/ she prays for.

This is how Magh Krishna Chaturthi came to be known as Angarika Chaturthi.

People usually fast on the day, as it is believed othat bserving this fast will reduce a person’s problems as Lord Ganesha symbolizes the remover of all obstacles and supreme lord of intelligence.

Devotees observe a strict fast from morning till evening which is only broken after a having darshan/auspicious sight of the moon and it is preceeded by prayers and pooja of Lord Ganesha.

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City wise timings of the moon:

  • Delhi – 9:41 PM
  • Patna – 9:06 PM
  • Mumbai – 9:53 PM
  • Bhopal – 9:36 PM
  • Kanpur – 9:26 PM
  • Chandigarh – 9:44 PM
  • Hyderabad – 9:29 PM
  • Nashik – 9:50 PM
  • Nagpur – 9:28 PM
  • Indore – 9:43 PM
  • Pune – 9:48 PM
  • Chennai – 9:19 PM
  • Bhubaneshwar – 9:00 PM
  • Surat – 9:54 PM
  • Ahmedabad – 9:56 PM
  • Jaipur- 9:46 PM
  • Guwahati – 8:38 PM
  • Kolkata – 8:50 PM

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