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Sankatahara Chaturthi 2012 | சங்கடஹர சதுர்த்தி 2012 | Sankashti Chaturthi Dates 2012

Sankatahara Chaturthi 2012

Sankatahara Chaturthi 2012 - Sankatahara Chaturthi also known as Sankashti Chaturthi is one of the most auspicious and important days for observing fast. It is generally followed every month on the Fourth day of Krishna Paksha (Waning Moon). One can find in the Hindu lunar calendar two Chaturthi Tithis, one after Full Moon Day during Krishna Paksha and one after New Moon Day (Amavasai). The one after Full Moon day is called Sankashti Chaturthi and the other is called Vinayak Chaturthi. We have listed out sankatahara chaturthi 2012 dates in by month wise. In North India it is called as Sankashti Chaturthi.

Date Day Type
12 January 2012 Thursday Sankatahara Chaturthi
10 February 2012 Friday Sankatahara Chaturthi
11 March 2012 Sunday Sankatahara Chaturthi
09 April 2012 Monday Sankatahara Chaturthi
09 May 2012 Wednesday Sankatahara Chaturthi
07 June 2012 Thursday Sankatahara Chaturthi
06 July 2012 Friday Sankatahara Chaturthi
05 August 2012 Sunday Sankatahara Chaturthi
04 September 2012 Tuesday Angarki Chaturthi
03 October 2012 Wednesday Sankatahara Chaturthi
02 November 2012 Friday Sankatahara Chaturthi
02 December 2012 Sunday Sankatahara Chaturthi
Sankatahara Chaturthi 2012 | சங்கடஹர சதுர்த்தி 2012 | Sankashti Chaturthi Dates 2012

Amavasai 2012 / Pournami 2012 / Pradosham 2012 / Karthigai 2012 / Ashtami 2012 / Navami 2012 / Sashti 2012 / Sankatahara Chathurthi 2012 / Thiruvonam 2012 / Matha Sivarathiri 2012 / Ekadhasi 2012 / Chathurthi 2012

About Sankatahara Chaturthi:

As per the Hindu Calendar, every lunar month is marked by two Chathurthi Tithis. One is the Sankatahara Chathurthi and the other is Vinayaka Chathurthi. Sankatahara Chaturthi 2012 occurs during Krishna Paksha on the full-moon day called pournami, whereas the other one which is Vinayaka Chathurthi, dawns immediately following Amavasai or the new moon day, at the time of Shukla Paksha.

Fasting During Sankatahara Chathurthi:

Fasting for Sankatahara Chathurthi is highly popular in the western part of the country i.e. Maharashtra and down south in Tamil Nadu. There are two schools of thought about the fasting ritual for Sankatahara Chathurthi. The Purnimant School are of the belief that Sankatahara Chathurthi occurs during the month of Magha, whereas believers from Amavasyant School consider this auspicious thithi to fall during Paush maasam, and hence fasting must be observed at that time. One more variation is the Angarki Chathurthi, referring to Sankatahara Chathurthi occurring on a Tuesday, and believed as highly favourable. Sankatahara Chathurthi during the Magha maasam also goes by the name of Sakat Chauth in North India.

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