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Sankashta Chaturthi

The Chaturthi after Pournima is called Sankashta Chaturthi and this time it was a very powerful one because on the Kojagiri Pournima the moon rose with all its 16 rays. If Lord Ganesha is worshipped on this day, all troubles are resolved. People, who cannot celebrate Sankashti in the entire year, can reap benefits by celebrating this Sankashta Chaturthi.

Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha

We can worship the photo or idol of Lord Ganesha specially placed in the worship area, for worship during this occasion. Or an idol made from cow dung or turmeric paste can also be worshipped. If the latter is chosen, the Ganesha idol should be immersed in water on Panchami or Shashti.

Durva leaves, bael leaves, hibiscus flowers and any other flowers or leaves can be used to worship Lord Ganesha on this day. Ganesha Ashtottra, Ganesha Ashtottrashatanamavali, Ganesha Sahasranama, Ganesha Sahasranamavali, Ganesha Atharvashirsha and Ganesha Sankashtanashana Stotra can be chanted during pooja. Depending on own facilities, panchopachara or shodashopachara can be performed.

Either grated coconut with jaggery called hurana, kaduvu (modak), poha with jaggery and bananas can be offered as naivedyam.


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