Krishna Paksha Chaturthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and devotees fast on Sankashti Chaturthi on every Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. However, during the month of Magha, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi is also celebrated as ‘Sakat Chauth’ and it is mainly celebrated in North Indian states.
Lord Ganesha is also worshiped on Sakat Chauth. Worshiping Lord Ganesha on this day brings happiness and prosperity. Sakat Chauth is dedicated to Sakshat Devi and women fast on the same day for the betterment of their sons. The story of Sakat Chauth describes the compassionate nature of the goddess Sakshat. Sakat Chauth is also known as Vakra-Tundi Chaturthi, Maghi Chauth, Tilakut Chauth, Sankta Chauth, Magha Chaturthi, Sankashti Chaturthi.
Sakat Chauth auspicious time Sakat Chauth on Sunday, January 31, 2021 Moonrise on Sakat Chauth – 08.41 AM Chaturthi Date Start – 08.24 PM, January 31, 2021 Chaturthi date ends – 06.24 pm 01, February 2021
Importance of Sakat Chauth Keeping this fast kept for the long life of your child fulfills every wish of the family. On this day, women fast for the longevity of their children and family. Ganesha is worshiped in the evening and then fasting is done by offering arghya to the moon.
Sakat Chauth fast story According to the legend, in the Satyuga, Maharaja used to live as a potter in the city of Harishchandra. Once he made a pot but did not cook it. The dishes remained raw. Seeing the loss, again and again, he asked a Tantrik, and he said that the sacrifice of a child will only help you. Then he took his son, who was destitute from the death of the ascetic Rishi Sharma, and put them in Anwa on the day of Sakat Chauth. But the mother of the child worshiped Ganesh Ji that day. After searching a lot, when he could not find a son, he prayed to Ganesha. Early in the morning, the potter saw that Anwa was caught, but the child was alive and safe. Fearing he confessed his sin to the king. When the king asked the boy’s mother the secret of this miracle, he told about Ganesh Puja. Then the king accepted the glory of Sakat Chauth and ordered to worship Ganesh in the whole city. Since then, Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha is considered to be a crisis.
Saket Devi Temple Sakat is a village in Rajasthan and has a temple dedicated to Goddess Sankata. This temple is famous by the name of Sankat Chauth Mata. This temple is about 60 km from Alwar and 150 km from Rajasthan capital Jaipur. People can visit Sakat Mata Temple to get more information about Saket Devi Temple.