Celebrated In: India
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Every lunar month in Hindu logbook has two Chaturthi Tithis. The one after Purnima or full moon (this period is known as Krishna Paksha) is called assankashti Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon(this period is known as Shukla Paksha) is called as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Sankashti Chaturthi vrat is seen to be free of dangers, Deity of this vrat is Sri Vighnavinayak Ganeshji. Vinayaki Chaturthi quick is watched for the duration of the day of Vinayaki Chaturthi. 'Sri Sidhhivinayak' is the Deity of this vrat.
In North India Sankashti Chaturthi throughout Magha month is known as Sakat Chauth. Likewise Vinayaka Chaturthi throughout Bhadrapada month is known as Ganesha Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi is commended by Hindus everywhere throughout the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha.
Sankashti Chaturthi is otherwise called Ganesh Sankatahara or Sankatahara Chaturthi around Tamil Hindus.
Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is carried out consistently. The most noteworthy Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of Magha as stated by Purnimant School and in month of Paush as stated by Amavasyant School.