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Sakat Chauth 2021: Muhurat, Fast, Mantra, and Importance

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Sakat Chauth

According to Panchang (almanac), 31 January has a distinct significance because it is the festival of Sakat Chaturthi. It is the day when women offer special worship to Lord Ganesha and keep fast for the well-being of their children. This festival is celebrated to get the blessings of Ganesha Ji, the remover all educational, health, and career-related obstacles in a positive way. Sakat Chauth is also recognized by the other names like Tilakuta Chauth, Sankta Chauth, Maghi Chaturthi, Vakratundi Chaturthi, or Sankashti Chaturthi. This holy festival is believed to be highly beneficial and auspicious for children. Read this content and find out the method (vidhi), time (Muhurat), fast (vrat), and importance of Sakat Chauth 2021.

Sakat Chauth 2021: How to celebrate

The Hindu calendar shows that Sakat Chauth is celebrated on the Chaturthi of Magha month, Krishna Paksha. This is the day when mothers keep fast for the safety of their son. People offer sesame seeds and pudding to Ganesha Ji to observe this festival. There are some specific rituals and rules that devotees have to follow to delight Lord Ganesha. People also worship Chandradev (Moon) along with Lord Ganesha, the god of wisdom. People should listen to the story of Ganesh Ji associated with this festival. As per mythology, this story is related to a potter and the sacrifice of his only son.

To please Ganesh Ji, people offer modak or sweet made of jaggery and sesame seeds. People also offer sugarcane, jaggery, ghee, and sweet potato to get the grace of almighty. Don’t forget to chant 12 names of Ganesha Ji including Sumukh, Ekadanta, Kapil, Gajakarnak, Lombodar, Vikat, Vighna-Nash, Vinayak, Dhumketu, Ganadhyaksha, Bhalchandra, and Gajanan. Offer Arghya (holy water) to the Moon after completing the day-long fast.

Sankat Chauth mantra

मंत्र- “ॐ गं गणपतये नमः” (Om Gan Ganpataye Namah)
It is a powerful prayer and mantra having four different parts enchanted by devotees to please Lord Ganesha. This mantra is translated in English as “My salutations to Lord Ganesha.” Coming from the Ganapati Upanishad, this influential prayer is done in the adoration of Ganesha.
• Om – The universal sound of creation
• Gam – A bija mantra that indicates the same god in Hinduism.
• Ganapataye – The alternate name for Ganesha
• Namaha – Salutation
With all these words, this mantra means “Salutations to Lord Ganesha.”

Sankat Chauth timing

• Fast date – January 31, 2021 (Sunday)
• Moonrise time – 20:40
• Start date – January 31, 2021, at 20:24
• End date – February 01, 2021, at 18:24

If you want to get the most out of this holy festival and make your life happy and prosperous, this Ganesh puja can make a big difference. Women should keep fast to get the long life of their children. Chat with online astrologers from India and know how to perform this holy puja in a fuss-free way.

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