Sankashti Chaturthi Puja dates 2023 and timings

Every month, as per the Hindu calendar, Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Lotus petals, commonly known as Peeta, during the auspicious occasion of Sankashti Chaturthi.

As the name suggests, Sankashti Chaturthi is observed during Krishna Paksha on the fourth day after the full moon or the waning phase of the moon. People observe a fast or vrat on this day.

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Each month, Lord Ganesha is worshiped with a distinct name and there are a total of 13 vrat or fast days. Twelve of these fasts are observed in a regular year, while the thirteenth one belongs to the extra month that occurs once every four years. Each of these monthly fasts have a story and purpose behind its observance.

Sankashti Chaturthi: Lord Ganesha’s name month wise

Month Name of Ganesh in which the pooja is performed Name of the peeta
Chaitra Masa Vikata Maha Ganapati Vinayaka Peeta
Vaishaka Masa Chanakra Raja Ekadanta Ganapathi Srichakra Peeta
Jeshta Masa Krishna Pingala Maha Ganapati Sri Shakthi Ganapathi Peeta
Ashada Masa Gajanana Ganapati Vishnu Peeta
Shravana Masa Heramba Maha Ganapati Ganapathi Peeta
Bhadrapada Masa Vignaraja Maha Ganapati Vigneshwara Peeta
Ashweeja Masa Vakrathunda Maha Ganapati Bhuvaneshwari Peeta
Karthika Masa Ganadipa Maha Ganapati Shiva Peeta
Margashira Masa Akuratha Maha Ganapati Durga Peeta
Pushya Masa Lambodara Maha Ganapati Soura Peeta
Maga Masa Dvijapriya Maha Ganapati Samanya deva Peeta
Palguna Masa Balachandra Maha Ganapati Agama Peeta
Adika Masa Vibhuvana Palaka Maha Ganapati Doorva Bilva Patra Peeta

Angarika Chaturthi

Tuesday is also known as Lord Ganesha’s day. When Sankashti Chaturthi falls on a Tuesday, it is known as Angarki Chaturthi. This day is considered very auspicious.

Sankashti Chaturthi puja rituals

The Sankashti Chaturthi puja is done in the evening. Lord Ganesha is decorated with Durva and flowers and a diya is lit. This is followed by reading the vrat katha associated with that month.The fast is broken only after sighting the moon. The Prasad made for the puja includes Lord Ganesha’s favourite food such as modaks and kheer.

Ganesha Ashtothra, Sankata Nashanam Ganapati Stotram and Vakrathunda Mahakaya are some of the shlokas that are recited on Sankashti Chaturthi.


Sankashti Chaturthi 2023 dates and timings


Month Starts at Ends at
January 2023 January 10

12:09 PM

January 11

2:31 PM

February 2023 February 9

6:23 AM

February 10

7:58 AM

March 2023 March 10

9:42 PM

March 11

10:05 PM

April 2023 April 9

9:35 AM


April 10

8:37 AM

May 2023 May 8

6:18 PM

May 9

4:08 PM


June 2023 June 7

12:50 AM

June 7

9:50 PM

July 2023 July 6

6:30 AM

July 7

3:12 AM

August 2023 August 4

12:45 PM

August 5

9:39 AM

September 2023 September 2

8:49 AM

September 3

6:24 PM

October 2023 October 2

7:36 AM

October 3

6:11 AM

October 2023 October 31

9:30 PM

Nov 1

9:19 PM

November 2023 Nov 30

2:24 PM

Dec 1

3:31 PM

December 2023 Dec 30

9.43 AM

Dec 31

11.55 AM


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