Kalank Chaturthi 2016 कलंक चतुर्थी 2016When is Kalank Shaturthi
Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi is also known as Kalank Chaturthi.
In the year 2016 Kalank Chaturthi is on Monday, 05.09.2016.
Important things about Kalank Chaturthi -
> Kalank Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganpati Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanti.
> There are three types of Chaturthis - Shiva, Shanta and Sukha. Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi is called Shiva Chaturthi. On this Chaturthi giving donations, observing Vrat and doing Jap are considered very fruitful.
> Siddhi Vinayak Vrat is also observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi.
> Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi is called Kalank Chaturthi. It is believed that seeing the moon on the night of this Chaturthi is inauspicious. The person who sees the moon on this night is blamed. To nullify its bad effect ,one should listen to the tale of Syamantak as a remedial measure.The tale of Syamantak is given below -
The story of Syamantak -
In the city of Dwarakapuri there lived a person whose name was Satraajit. Once Satraajit worshiped Sun (Suryadev) with full devotion. Suryadev was pleased with his worship and gave him a Syamantak Mani (a precious gem). This gem shone just like the sun and gave light. It had the power to give gold coins. One day Satraajit suspected that Lord Krishna might snatch the gem from him. Thinking so Satraajit gave the gem to his brother Prasen to wear it. By chance Prasen was killed and eaten up by a lion during hunting. Jaambvan , somehow got that gem.
Satraajit blamed Lord Krisna and said that He had killed his brother Prasen to get the gem. To show the reality and to get Himself free from this blame, Lord Krishna went to the cave of Jaambvaan and fought with him and got the gem from him and gave it to Satraajit. Satraajit came to know the reality and gave the gem to Lord Krishna. Thus Krishna's blemish washed away.
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