Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha

Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Vinayaka Chaturthi of Shukla Paksha Chaturthi and Krishna Paksha Chaturthi are called Sankashti Chaturthi. March 2 will be observed as the Chaturthi of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month.

It is called 'Angarki' Chaturthi because it is falling on a Tuesday this time. It is also known as Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi. On the day of Sankashti Chaturthi, along with worshiping Lord Ganesha, the fast story is also read and heard.

Once, Goddess Parvati went for a bath and made Lord Ganesha stand at the gate, instructing him not to allow anyone inside. When Lord Shiva arrived at the place, Ganesha stopped him from going in. Enraged Lord Shiva beheaded him. After the incident, Parvati asked Shiva to resurrect her son which he eventually did.

It is believed that reading the fast story after worshipping Lord Ganesha fulfills all the desires of the devotees. The fast of Sankashti Chaturthi is kept for the prosperity of children. It is believed that on this day, worshipping Lord Ganesha will bless your children with wisdom and good health.

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