The dates of Chaturthi in 2020 are here. Worshipping Lord Ganesha with a devoted heart helps to achieve results in life, and eliminate bad moments from life. There are many other factors that you need to know about Vinayaka Chatuthi and Sankashti Chaturthi and the dates they are falling in 2020. Know how venerating the son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati, i.e. Lord Ganesha, on the day of Chaturthi helps to gain prosperity in life and performing the fast can incur favourable outcome.
Each body part of Lord Ganesha gives a beautiful message for life. The long ears represents being a good listener. On the other hand, small mouth suggests the ability to speak less. One hand offering the blessings represents wishing good for everyone. His trunk depicts the easy adaptability and high efficacy. Instead of two, he has one tusk, which shows how we should imbibe the good qualities within us and throw the negativity out of our lives. Small eyes signify good concentration; and big head preaches the philosophy of “Think Big”. Know more about Chaturthi dates in 2020 and fasts to be observed.
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Chaturthi is one of the most awaited auspicious days for Hindus that come twice every month. Hence, we have brought everything you need to know about Chaturthi in 2020. This will help you to please Lord Ganesha and earn his blessings on all the Chaturthi in 2020
When we talk about Chaturthi, the first thing that comes to our mind is the grand ten days festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great pomp and gusto in our country, where Lord Ganesha is paid special regards. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada. Chaturthi is celebrated on the fourth lunar day of every month of Hindu calendar. Let’s take a look at the Masik Chaturthi in 2020. It’s your turn to have a large stock of Modaks (sweet dishes), as Lord Ganesha is coming to you each month on every Chaturthi of 2020.
According to the Hindu Panchang, a lunar month comprises of two fortnights. The fortnights can be categorized into the bright half of the lunar month (Shukla Paksha) and the dark half of the lunar month (Krishna Paksha). Therefore, Chaturthi (fourth day) comes twice a month. The Chaturthi that comes in the bright part is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, while the Chaturthi that arrives in the dark half is known as Sankashti Chaturthi. Observe fasts on Chaturthi dates in 2020 and venerate Lord Ganesha with utter devotion.
Vinayaka Chaturthi falls on the bright half of the lunar month during Shukla Paksha. It is also popular as Varada Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi. Since ‘Varada’ means boon, it is strongly believed that a devotee is blessed with the boon of fulfilment of desires on Vinayaka Chaturthi. The most popular Tithi during the Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. Let’s know the Vinayaka Chaturthi dates in 2020:
|Tuesday, 28 January||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Thursday, 27 February||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Saturday, 28 March||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Monday, 27 April||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Tuesday, 26 May||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Wednesday, 24 June||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Friday, 24 July||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Saturday, 22 August||Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Sunday, 20 September||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Tuesday, 20 October||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Wednesday, 18 November||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|Friday, 18 December||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
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Sankashti Chaturthi is also popular as Sankatahara Chaturthi in Tamil Nadu and observed on the dark half of the fortnight or Krishna Paksha. The Sankashti Chaturthi that comes on tuesdays is termed as Angaraki Chaturthi. Now, let’s take a look at the dates of Sankashti Chaturthi in 2020, according to the Hindu Calendar:
|Monday, 13 January||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Wednesday, 12 February||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Thursday, 12 March||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Saturday, 11 April||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Sunday, 10 May||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Monday, 08 June||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Wednesday, 08 July||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Friday, 07 August||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Saturday, 22 August||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Saturday, 05 September||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Monday, 05 October||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Wednesday, 04 November||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Thursday, 03 December||Sankashti Chaturthi|
Devotees practice austerity to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha and pray to him with a devoted heart on Sankashti Chaturthi 2020 dates. Observing fast on this day is known to incur favourable results. Since Lord Shiva announced Lord Ganesha the most superior of all Gods on this very day, hence fasting on Sankashti Chaturthi avails betterment and prosperity for the family.
Devotees perform fast on the day of Chaturthi. It is believed that if one devotes himself/herself truly to Lord Ganesha, he/she will be able to please the Lord and invoke his blessings. The fast is observed from dawn till moonrise. People terminate their fast after seeing the Moon, when Aarti is performed. Songs are also sung by people to welcome Lord Ganpati at their homes.
During the Chaturthi fast, one should judiciously take care of the food preparations, as one is abstained from consuming general food items. Let’s take a look at the food items that are a part of Chaturthi Vrat:
Now, let’s talk about the biggest annual Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Ganesh Chaturthi in 2020, also known as Ganesh Chauth, falls on Saturday, 22 August and is a 10-day festival, which is observed with severity and festivity in the western part of the country. Ganesh Chaturthi begins on the fourth day of the Bhadrapada month.
The rituals and traditions remain the same as in other Masik Chaturthis, while the mood associated with this ten day festival is much more joyous. The preparation for Ganesh Chaturthi begins months before the actual date. Idols of Ganpati are sculpted out of clay and the artistic brilliance in each idol differs from the other idols. Ganesha idols are installed in Mandapas (temporary stage). The Mandapas are decorated with garlands, artistic decorations, etc.
It ends on Ananta Chaturdashi with Ganapati Visarjan, which is the fourteenth day of the waxing Moon phase. Ganapati Visarjan is celebrated with great enthusiasm where processions of common people light up the streets.
We wish that the Chaturthi 2020 brings you the fulfilment of much awaited desires. Chaturthi is the Tithi of Lord Ganesha, who bestow blessings of wisdom and well-being for the devotees.
It’s the time to greet your friends and relatives through Chaturthi 2020 SMS. Don’t miss the chance to spread enthusiasm and celebrations on Chaturthi 2020. Welcome Ganpati in 2020 by singing songs in his praise. Do not forget to make use of our Sankashti Chaturthi 2020 dates and Vinayaka Chaturthi 2020 dates to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganesha at the right time.