Sankat Chaturthi Vrat / Importance of sankat Chaturthi Vrat
(1) Sankat Chaturthi Vrat is observed on each Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha every month. Chandrodaya Vyapini Chaturthi ( the Chaturthi should be present at the time of moon rising ) is taken for this Vrat.
(2) Sankat Chaturthi Vrat is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, the remover of all Sankat or obstacles.
(3) It is believed that observing Sankat Chaturthi Vrat removes the troubles or obstacles of the person which he/she is facing at present or which may take place in future.
(4) This Vrat is broken in the evening after watching the moon.
The procedure of Vrat - The person should get up early in the morning and after bath , he/she should take the Sankalp for observing this Vrat. He/she should not eat anything during the day time.In the evening he should worship Lord Ganesh through proper method. After the Puja when the moon rises, he should have its Darshan and offer Arghya to it. Then he should break his fast.
This Vrat should be observed for four years or thirteen years. After this period, the Udhyapan of this Vrat is observed.
Benefits of observing Sankat Chaturthi Vrat - Lord Ganesh is known as the remover of all obstacles. So to please to Lord Ganesh Sankat Chaturthi Vrat is observed.
Sankat Chaturhi Vrat is observed to avoid any possible calamity which may come across in the near future or to get rid of any distress / anguish if the person has at present