Ganesh Chaturthi or tilkut chauth fast is a festival famous to Hindus. This fast is famous by many names, such as Sakat Chauth, Sankat Chauth , Tilakut Chauth etc. Every month there are two Chaturthi dates. In one Shukla Paksha which is called Vinayaki Chaturthi, in another Krishna Paksha, it is called Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti means one who defeats crises. Lord Ganesha is considered as the God who can defeat the crisis. Hence women observe this fast for the longevity and happy life of their sons and all the distress of husband also goes away. On this day, women perform Lord Ganesha Puja with the Vidhi Vidhan and enjoy Sesame ladoos because Lord Ganesha loves laddus.
On this day women worship Lord Ganesha after bathing in the morning, and observe Nirjala fast throughout the day and recite the story of Lord Ganesha during the day. At night, open the fast after seeing the moon. Sesame seeds and other dishes are eaten at dinner.
Sakat Chauth Vrat is on Monday, 29 January 2024