Sankashti Chaturthi – Upvas & Meal Special Recipes By
Sankashti is the fourth day of the second fortnight in the Hindu Lunar calendar month i.e. fourth day after full moon day (Poornima).
Also known as Sankasht Chaturthi (fourth day). This auspicious day is very much dedicated to our loving and favourite Lord Ganesh.
The Sankashti which falls on Tuesday has a prime significance and is called ‘Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi’.
We observe strict fast on this day.
I recall the memories when my mom used to make Sabudana kheer, Sabudana Khichadi, Sabudana Appe on this day during the afternoon or day time.
We used to munch on that only leaving aside our actual lunch.
My young one likes keliche shikran and sabudana vada which I make for my Sankashti fasting.
We break the fast at night after auspicious sighting of the moon (Chandra-darshan).
You can find the moonrise timings in our Hindu calendar.
A naivedya of one variety of the ‘modak’ is made at my place as a Sankashti special recipe. I do this as part of worship ritual and following the traditions.
After offering ‘puja’ to our beloved Ganpati Bappa, we break the fast with full meal i.e. chapati or ghadichi poli, bhaji, rice, amti, papad, lonche, chutney, koshimbir, Kothimbir Vadi or Aluchi Vadi, modak and mattha.