Hindus celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as the tilkut Chauth fast, on this day. This fast is well-known under a variety of titles, including Sakat Chauth, Sankat Chauth, and Tilakut Chauth. The day of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Sakat devotion is also known as Sakat Chauth. For the joy, prosperity, and well-being of their children, female devotees keep a fast on this day in honor of Krishna Paksha Ganesh Chaturthi. India as a whole celebrates the day with great fervor. In various regions of the nation, Sakat Chauth is also known as TilKut Chauth or Vakratunda Chaturthi.
The day occurs on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha in the Magh month, according to the Hindu calendar. The day falls in either January or February on the Gregorian calendar.
Tilkut Chauth 2023 Date
Chaturthi Tithi Begins – 10:39 AM on Jan 10, 2023
Chaturthi Tithi Ends – 01:01 PM on Jan 11, 2023
Fasting Puja Vidhi Sakat Chauth (Tilkut Chauth)
- Get up early, take a bath, then worship Lord Ganesha and say the Ganesha Ashtottara.
- Construct a little mud and til mound (sesame seeds).
- Make an alpana after cleaning the place of worship (colorful motif).
- Set up a wooden platform on it, then cover it with a fresh, clean cloth.
- Offer all the Puja items, including til, dhoop, flowers, kumkum, moli, roli, and incense sticks to Lord Ganesha and the mound of til and mud, on one side of it, light a lamp, and on the other place a kalash (metallic urn).
- Give the deity five til ladoos (sweets), gur (jiggery), and dry fruits.
- The believers must maintain their fast throughout the day.
- Devotees offer water as arghya to the moon when it rises.
- Worship the Moon God to ensure the safety and prosperity of your family and your offspring.
- Hindu women should touch their elders’ feet to ask for their blessings.
- Sweets made of til can be consumed to break the fast.
Important Mantras of Lord Ganesha Chant on Sakat Chauth
- Vakratund Mahakaya Suryakoti Samprabha, Nirvighnam Kuru me dev, Sarvakaryeshu sarvada.
- Vighneshwaraya Varadaya Surapriyay Lambodaray Sakalaya Jagadwitayam, Naganath Shrutyajnavibhushitaya Gaurisutay Gananath Namo Namaste.
- Ameyaya ch heramba parshudharkay te, Mooshak Vahanayev Vishweshaye Namo Namah.
- Ekadantay Shuddhaya Sumukhay Namo Namah, Prapanna Janpalaya Pranatarthi Vinashine.
- Ekadantaya Vidyamahe. Vakratundaya dheemahi, Tanno Danti Prachodayat.
Benefits of Sakat Chauth Fast
- It gets rid of roadblocks and difficulties in one’s life.
- It promotes children’s health.
- It aids in reversing the negative effects of mercury.
- It opens the door to success, fortune, and happiness in life.
Importance of Sakat Chauth 2023
The Bhavishyottara Purana mentions the significance of the day and vrat. Another name for it is Vakratunda Chaturthi. This Chaturthi Vrat can be observed by those who are unable to complete the Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat in a single year. They would reap the same advantages as if they observed all 12 Sankashti Chaturthi celebrations in a year.
1. Why do we celebrate Sakat Chauth?
Ans – To invoke Lord Ganesha’s blessings, the Ganapati Atharvasheersha is chanted before moonlight. The god of gods is Ganesha. Sakat Chauth is another name for Krishna Paksha Chaturthi, which occurs in the month of Magha.
2. Which God is Worshipped on Sakat Chauth?
Ans – Mothers worship Lord Ganesha at the festival, also known as Ganesh Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi, Maghi Chauth, and Tilakuta, and they pray for their children’s well-being and long lives.
3. Where is Sakat Chauth celebrated?
Ans – On each Krishna Paksha Chaturthi, followers of Lord Ganesha or Lambodara observe the Sankashti Chaturthi fast. However, mostly in the northern areas of India, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi is also observed as Sakat Chauth during the month of Magha.
4. What can we eat during Sankashti?
Ans – Some people don’t even drink any water, while others just consume fruit, water, and milk. They finish the pooja and break their fast after the moon rises. While some groups have a proper supper of faraali meals, others choose to break their fast with a kheer composed of paal payasam and rice.