The dates of Chaturthi in 2016 are here. The big belly of Ganesha signifies to digest all the good as well as bad times of life peacefully. There are many other factors that you need to know about Ganesha. Here, you will get to know everything along with dates of Sankashti as well as Vinayaka Chaturthi in 2016.
Each body part of Lord Ganesha gives a beautiful message for life. The long ears suggest to be a good listener. On the other hand, small mouth suggests to speak less. One hand in the position of blessing gives the message to wish good for everyone. Trunk depicts the easy adaptability and high efficacy. Instead of 2, he has one tusk, it shows that one should keep the good stuff within and throw the hazardous stuff out. Small eyes shows good concentration; and big head is the depiction of “Think Big” philosophy. Now, when we know about Lord Ganesha, let’s move further to the significance of Chaturthi.
Chaturthi is one of the most awaited festivals for Hindus that come twice every month. Hence, we have brought everything you need to know about Chaturthi in 2016. This will help you to please Lord Ganesha and earn his blessings on all the Chaturthi in 2016
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. It corresponds with the Gregorian months of September-October. But, how many of you really know that Lord Ganesha is paid such devotion every month and that too, twice?
Chaturthi is celebrated on 4 th lunar day of every month of Hindu calendar. Let’s take a look at the Masik Chaturthi (fourth day of each fortnight as per Hindu calendar) in 2016. 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 2016.
According to the Hindu Calendar, a lunar month comprises 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 in 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.
Sankashti Chaturthi 2016
Sankashti Chaturthi is also popular as Sankatahara Chaturthi. Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on the dark half of the fortnight or Krishna Paksha. The Sankashti Chaturthi that comes on tuesdays is termed as Angaraki Chaturthi.
It is also known as Sankatahara Chaturthi.
Now, let’s take a look at the Vrat dates of Sankatahara Chaturthi in 2016, according to the Hindu Calendar:
|January 27||Wednesday||Sankashti Chaturthi/Sakat Chauth|
|February 26||Friday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|March 27||Sunday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|April 25||Monday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|May 25||Wednesday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|June 23||Thursday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|July 23||Saturday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|August 21||Sunday||Sankashti Chaturthi/Bahula Chaturthi|
|September 19||Monday||Angarik Chaturthi|
|October 19||Wednesday||Sankashti Chaturthi/Karwa Chauth|
|November 17||Thursday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|December 17||Saturday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
Hopefully, the Sankatahara Chaturthi 2016 dates will help you to observe the rituals of Chaturthi in 2016 in the best way.
Devotees practice austerities to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Now, take a look at the other Chaturthi of 2016, that will occur in the bright phase of a lunar month.
Vinayaka Chaturthi 2016
Vinayaka Chaturthi falls on the bright half of the lunar month. Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated during Shukla Paksha. It is also popular as Varada Vinayaka 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 is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. We will talk about it later, let’s first know the dates of Masik Vinayaka Chaturthi in 2016.
|January 13||Wednesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|February 11||Thursday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|March 12||Saturday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|April 10||Sunday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|May 10||Tuesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|June 8||Wednesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|July 8||Friday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|August 6||Saturday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|September 5||Monday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|October 5||Wednesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|November 3||Thursday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|December 3||Saturday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
Hopefully, the dates of Vinayaka Chaturthi in 2016 will help you the better way. The fast of both Sankashti as well as Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed in same manner. It is believed that observing fast on Chaturthi brings the devotee closer to the Lord Ganesha. Let’s know about it.
Devotees perform fast on the day of Chaturthi. It is believed that if one devote 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 to moonrise. People terminate fast after viewing the Moon, when Aarti is performed. Songs are also sung by people to welcome Ganapati at their places.
It is believed that one should not view the Moon on Chaturthi Tithi (date). If such an act is performed, the viewer is falsely accused of stealing something. This accusation is also known as Mithya Dosham.
During Vrat (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.
Ganesh Chaturthi is on September 17, 2016. Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesh Chauth is a 10 days 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 Ganapati 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 of 2016 brings you the fulfilment of much awaited desires. Chaturthi is the Tithi of Lord Ganesha and he will bestow blessings of wisdom and well-being for the devotees on Chaturthi in 2016.
It’s the time to greet your friends and relatives through Chaturthi 2016 SMS. Don’t miss the chance to spread enthusiasm and celebrations on Chaturthi of 2016. Welcome Ganapati in 2016 by singing songs in his praise.
Do not forget to make use of our Sankashti Chaturthi 2016 dates and Vinayaka Chaturthi 2016 dates to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganesha at the right time.
MyKundali wishes you a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2016!