Sankashti Chaturthi May 2020: Lord Ganesha is worshiped on Sankashti Chaturthi fast. This fast is considered fruitful for fulfillment of wishes. This fast is kept on the Chaturthi that comes after the full moon. Which will be kept on 10 May this time. Visitation of the moon is necessary in this fast. The Chaturthi of Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and the Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha is called Sankashti Chaturthi.
Sankashti Chaturthi Chandrodaya Time:
Moonrise on Sankashti – 09:47 PM
Chaturthi Date Start – May 10, 2020 at 08:04 AM
Chaturthi date ends – May 11, 2020 at 06:35 AM
Sankashti Chaturthi Puja Method: On the day of Chaturthi, people who keep fast in the morning take bath and wear clean clothes. Take a vow of water, intact and flowers in your hand. After this, install the idol or photo of Ganesha at a post at the place of worship. Keep fast throughout the day. Then in the evening worship Ganesh ji's Shodashopchar. Offer flowers, flowers, sandalwood, incense, and shami leaves to them. Offer Ganesha to Durva and offer it to the Laddu. Chant the mantras of Ganesha. After this, perform Ganesha Aarti. Offer the Moon with water at night. Finally separate the Dakshina and the donation items for the Brahmin. After that, take food yourself and complete the fast.
Sankashti Chaturthi Katha (Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat Katha):
Once upon a time, the marriage of Lord Vishnu with Lakshmiji was confirmed. Preparations for marriage started. Invitations were sent to all the deities, but did not invite Ganesha, whatever the reason may be.
Now the time has come to visit the procession of Lord Vishnu. All the gods came to the marriage ceremony with their wives. They all saw that Ganeshji is nowhere to be seen. Then they started discussing among themselves whether Ganesh was not invited? Or Ganeshji himself has not come? Everyone started to wonder about this. Then everyone thought that the reason for this should be asked to Lord Vishnu.
Asked by Lord Vishnu, he said that we have sent an invitation to Bholenath Mahadev, father of Ganesha. If Ganeshji wanted to come with his father, he would have come, there was no need to give a separate invitation. The second thing is that they need a meal of one and a half moong, a quarter of a mana rice, a quarter of mana ghee and a quarter of a mana ladoo in a day. If Ganeshji does not come then it is fine. It is not good to go to another's house and drink so much food.
While talking so much that one of the people suggested that even if Ganeshji comes, he will make him a gatekeeper and make you remember the house. If you sit on a rat and walk slowly, you will be far behind from the procession. Everyone liked this suggestion, so Lord Vishnu also gave his consent.
What was it that Ganeshji came there and after persuading him, he sat down to guard the house. The procession went on, when Naradji saw that Ganesha was sitting at the door, then he went to Ganesha and asked the reason for stopping. Ganeshji started saying that Lord Vishnu has insulted me a lot. Naradji said that if you send your mouse army forward, then it will dig the way by which their vehicles will sink into the earth, then you will have to call them respectfully.
Now Ganeshji sent his mouse army forward quickly and the army polled the ground. When the procession came out of there, the wheels of the chariots fell into the earth. Try a million, but the wheels did not come out. Everyone took their own measures, but the wheels did not come out, but broke from place to place. Nobody could understand what to do now.
Then Naradji said- you did not do good by insulting Ganesha. If they are persuaded, then your work can be proved and this crisis can be averted. Lord Shankar sent his emissary Nandi and brought Ganesha. Worshiped Ganesha with respect, then the wheels of the chariot emerged. Now the wheels of the chariot went out, but if they broke down, who would repair them?
Eating was working at a nearby farm, he was called. Before doing his work, he started worshiping Ganesha by saying 'Shri Ganeshay Namah'. Khati fixed all the wheels on sight.
Then Eats started saying that O Gods! You must not have celebrated Ganesha first and not worshiped him, that is why this crisis has come with you. We are foolish ignorant, yet we worship Ganesha first, pay attention to him. You people are deities, yet how did you forget Ganesha? Now, if you go by chanting Lord Shri Ganesha, then all your work will be done and no crisis will come.
Saying this, the procession departed from there and after returning the Lord Vishnu's marriage to Lakshmiji, everyone returned home safely. Hey Ganesha Maharaj! You proved Vishnu to everyone like cars, cars like this. Say Gajanan, Glory to God.