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Significance of celebrating Sankashti Chaturthi!

Read the significance Sankashti Chaturthi here!

Significance of celebrating Sankashti Chaturthi!
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New Delhi: Today happens to be the Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankata Hara Chaturthi which is dedicated to Vighnaharta- Lord Ganesha! This day is celebrated every month according to Hindu calendar and people celebrate it by observing strict fast which is broken only after seeing the auspicious sight of the moon, followed by prayers dedicated to lord Bappa.

Devotees believe that their wishes will be fulfilled and Vighnaharta will remove all the obstacles in their life as Lord Ganesha symbolises that.

It is widely celebrated in Western and Southern India, especially in the state of Maharashtra where even Ganesh Chaturthi is an eleven-day long festival.

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