Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi 2013
Angarika Sankashti is a festive day in which lord Ganesha is worshipped in the month of Maagh according to the Hindu calendar. Krishna Chaturthi which falls on a Tuesday is the auspicious day or Angarika Sankashti day. Angarki is a synonym of Mangal which is the Mars planet. It is believed that rays or waves are received by the earth from the planet of Mars. These frequencies enhance the power of the worshipper. A devotee, worshipping on this auspicious day benefits multi-fold times as a result of these frequencies.
Angarika Sankashti is not a day-night celebration. Lord Ganesha is worshipped either in idol form or by placing a betel nut on a mound of rice (akshat) which symbolizes Ganesha. The devotees keep a fast throughout the day. After moonrise, the moon is worshipped and only then the fast is broken.
The Ganesha temples are decorated with scented flowers and are lighted up with diyas. Ganesha, also known as Vinayaka is first worshipped god in any big ceremony or puja. Without offering puja to lord Ganesha no ritual during any festival or ceremony is acceptable. Importance of lord Ganesha is realized throughout India. Angarika Sankashti is observed throughout India by the Ganesha worshippers.
Angarika Sankashti is the Chaturthi which falls on a Tuesday. Lord Ganesha is worshipped by following many rituals. This festival is performed for individual or community benefits. Purity is of utmost importance. Only after wearing clean clothes after a bath, the worshippers start their puja. Before commencing the rituals, purification of the soul and the environment is important. Hindus believe in the importance of Ganesha puja. Angarika Sankashti is an opportunity not to be missed by the religious Hindus.
Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi 2013 Dates:
Tuesday, 1 January
Tuesday, 28 May
Tuesday, 22 October