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Chaturthi 2017 Vrat Dates: The Day To Commemorate Ganpati

Last Updated: 3/2/2017 10:01:11 AM

The dates for Chaturthi in 2017 are here. You have the opportunity to please the Lord Ganesha two times every month. Read on to know more about Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017...

Ganesha is the epitome of wisdom & prosperity,
Son of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati.
Ganapati, a God with all answers,
A big elephant head and tummy.
So broad and powerful, loves Mudak and travels on a rat,
Ganesh Chaturthi a festival celebrated not just once,
But arrives every month on Sankashti Chaturthi as well as Vinayaka Chaturthi.
No festival is complete without worshiping Ganpati first,
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 is a special day of Vinayaka.
Devotees will celebrate, observe fast and pray to Ganpati,
On Angaraki, Sankatahara, and Vinayaka Chaturthi in 2017

Lord Ganesha, also known as Vinayaka, Lambodar, Ekdant, Vighnaharta, Vighna Vinashak, is one of the most loved gods. Lord Ganesha is one of the most unique Gods with unique body features (elephant head, big belly). Each element of Ganpati holds a great significance for all of us.

One of the biggest festivals celebrated in the name of Ganapati is Ganesh Chaturthi. Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated across the country with lots of devotion, enthusiasm, and celebration. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi is on August 25, 2017. Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is most widely celebrated in the state of Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai. Ganesh Chaturthi is also celebrated in states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi lasts for a period of 10 days and ends on Anant Chaturdashi (the tenth day). On Anant Chaturdashi, Lord Ganesha’s idol is submerged in a water body. This ritual of submerging the idol in water is known as Ganesh Visarjan. “Ganpati Bappa Maurya!” - one sound which is heard throughout the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi.

A monthly birthday celebration of Ganesha, Chaturthi is celebrated on 4th lunar day of every month of Hindu calendar. Let’s take a look at the Masik Chaturthi dates in 2017.

Vinayaka & Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi

As per the Hindu Calendar, in each lunar month, there are two Chaturthi Tithis (dates) - Sankashti & Vinayaka Chaturthi. Hence, throughout the year, we have approx 24 Chaturthi Tithis.

Read on to know about Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi.

Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi

Sankashti Chaturthi comes after Purnima or full Moon, during the dark half of the lunar month (Krishna Paksha). Sankashti Chaturthi is observed by the devotees of Lord Ganesha every month. If Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi falls on a Tuesday, it is known as Angarika Chaturthi or Sankatahara Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is worshiped on a Tuesday and it is believed to be his favorite day.

Below are the Sankashti Chaturthi 2017 Vrat Dates. Lot of devotees of Lord Ganesha will observe a Vrat on these days.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2017 Vrat Dates

Chaturthi Date Day
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

Let’s now find out about the remaining Masik Chaturthi dates in 2017, including the date of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Let’s find out when is Vinayaka Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017.

Vinayaka Ganesh Chaturthi

Vinayaka Chaturthi arrives after Amavasya (New Moon) during Shukla Paksha (bright half of the lunar month).

The Vinayaka Chaturthi days in 2017 are as follows.

Vinayaka Chaturthi 2017 Vrat Dates

Chaturthi Date Day
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

The devotees can observe Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat on the above mentioned days in 2017. Though, there are no major rituals involved in observing the Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat, the devotees can observe the fast from morning till the rising of the Moon. It is believed that people should not sight the Moon in the night as it results in Mithya Dosham. (false accusation of stealing something)

While Observing Vrat on Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi, one needs to restrict oneself from eating regular food items.

Chaturthi Vrat Food

The Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat should be observed very carefully and strictly.

During Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi fast, one can consume the following items:

  • Fruits
  • Sabudana Khichadi (dish of sago, rice, and sesame)
  • Potato
  • Peanuts
  • Unsalted potato chips

There are people who cannot perform fast or they don’t want to perform fast. These are some of the acts which will appease Lord Ganesha. During the time of Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi fast, perform these tasks for Ganpati’s blessings.

  1. Donate clothes, blankets, and food to the poor.
  2. Offer Ladoos (traditional sweets with condiments) or Mudaks to Lord Ganesha.
  3. Visit the nearby temple and offer your prayers to Lord Ganesha.

Now, you know the what to consume during Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi fast. Also, we hope that we have been able to tell you everything needed about Chaturthi fast.

Let’s find out the benefits of Worshiping Lord Ganesha during Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi.

Benefits Of Worshiping Lord Ganesha

Worshiping Lord Ganesha during Vinayaka Chaturthi & Sankashti Chaturthi can benefit the devotees in the following ways:

  1. Lord Ganesha blesses his devotees with happiness and prosperity.
  2. The devotee attains success by worshiping Lord Ganesha.
  3. Ganpati blesses his devotees with mental peace and satisfaction.

Chant this Mantra and witness the change. This Shree Ganesh Mantra will bring wisdom in your life.

Sri Ganesh Mantra

वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा॥


The curved elephant trunk, the huge body, thy brilliance is equivalent to the Sun.

You are the God who removes all the obstacles, always helps in accomplishing our tasks.

Chant this Mantra in Chaturthi and all your wishes will come true.

Thus, Lord Ganesha, the Lord of wisdom, prosperity and knowledge arrives twice in a month to bless us all. Whether you observe the Chaturthi Vrat or not, just pray to Vinayaka with full faith and dedication. Ekdant or Lambodar will resolve all your tensions, issues, and problems of life. Worship Lord Ganesha this Chaturthi with pure heart and he will bless us all.

Pray to Ganpati this Chaturthi. Share your love and greetings with your loved ones in the form of Lord Ganesha SMS and Ganpati wallpaper.

AstroCAMP wishes all its readers a very Happy Chaturthi...!

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