Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi


Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on the 4th day of the Krishna paksha- lunar waning phase of Shravana masa. This day is dedicated to Heramba avatar of Lord Ganesha. This avatar is said to protect weak, timid and voiceless people. This form can abolish fear and overcome challenges. Ganesha worship and observing fast on this special day smashes all the troubles; bring prosperity and success to children.

Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi 2023

Sun , 15th Jan 2023

Legend of Sankatahara Chaturthi

Lord Ganapathi is ‘Vighnaharata’  because he can smash all the Vighna or obstacles that one can face in life. Lord Ganapathi is a great powerhouse of wisdom and intellect. He is a Lord of Lords, Lord of knowledge and intelligence, Lord of all wealth, Lord of peace. He is considered highly spiritual celestial being who can power through most difficult phases of life with ease and displays universal traits of Supremacy and absolute stillness. Vedic sciences call Him, a Parabrahman – a highest self with utmost inclusiveness with the cosmos. 

Rituals

Devotees celebrate this Chaturthi by observing fast and performing special pooja to Lord Ganesha. Devotees wake up before sunrise and take a holy bath. Clean the worship altar for pooja rituals. Full day fast is observed on this day. Pooja is performed in the evening after the moonrise. Lord Ganesha mantras, Ganesha Ashtotra are chanted on this day during pooja. Lord Ganesha idol is decorated with dhruva grass, sandalwood paste, flowers and new vastram. Special offerings like modhaks, sweets made from rice flakes/ puffed rice is prepared for the pooja. Heramba Ganapathi Sankashti Vrat katha is read after the pooja. Pooja Offerings are also made to Lord Chandra/ moon, the fast concludes after sighting the Moon- Dharshan of Chandra bhagavan. Smashing coconuts is a significant ritual of this pooja, it denotes smashing of our troubles and distress.

Benefits

  • Observing sincere fast on Sankatahara Chaturthi removes all the obstacles and hurdles that stop us from attaining success. 
  • It helps us reap fullest blessings of Lord Ganesha for success in all ventures. 
  • This vrat bestows supreme intelligence and fortune through Lord Ganesha. 
  • Sankashti vrat confers courage and bravery
  • This Maha Heramba vrat is one of the effective remedies for Planet Ketu. People with bad impacts due to 'Ketu Maha Dasa or Bhukti' are advised to observe this vrat.
  • Devotees with poor placement of Mars and doshas from inauspicious placements can perform remedies on this day for an instant success.

Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Monday, 19th of August

2020

Friday, 7th of August

2021

Wednesday, 25th of August

2022

Monday, 15th of August

2023

Saturday, 2nd of September

2024

Thursday, 22nd of August

2025

Tuesday, 12th of August

2026

Monday, 31st of August

2027

Friday, 20th of August

2028

Wednesday, 9th of August

2029

Monday, 27th of August