Sankashti Chaturthi: What is the Story

Sankashti Chaturthi, also known as Sankatahara Chaturthi

A Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is celebrated on the fourth day of the waning moon (Krishna Paksha) in every month of the Hindu calendar. Sankashti Chaturthi is a day of fasting and prayer and is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

The festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India. In some areas, people fast from sunrise to sunset and pray to Lord Ganesha for his blessings. In other areas, people celebrate with feasts and music.

It is a day of joy and celebration and is a time for Hindus to come together and worship Lord Ganesha.

Here is a story about the origin of Sankashti Chaturthi:

Once upon a time, there was a king named Parikshit who was cursed by a sage to die from the bite of a snake. The king was very worried and did not know what to do. He consulted with his advisors, but they could not help him.

One day, the king was walking in the forest when he came across a hermit. The hermit was very wise and he told the king that he could break the curse. The hermit told the king that he had to fast on Sankashti Chaturthi and pray to Lord Ganesha.

The king followed the hermit’s instructions and he fasted on Sankashti Chaturthi and prayed to Lord Ganesha. On the night of Sankashti Chaturthi, Lord Ganesha appeared to the king in a dream and told him that he would break the curse.

The next day, the king was bitten by a snake, but he did not die. The king was very happy and he thanked Lord Ganesha for saving his life.

The king celebrated Sankashti Chaturthi every year after that and he told the story of how Lord Ganesha saved his life. The story of Sankashti Chaturthi is a reminder that Lord Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and that he can help us to overcome any challenge in our lives.