Sankatahara Chaturthi falls on August 11, 2017, Friday and it is called Maha Sankatahara Chaturthi.
Sankatahara Chaturthi is the fourth day after Full Moon day in every month. It is the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi of every month.
’Sankat’ means trouble or hurdles and ‘hara’ means removal. Lord Vigneshwara, the Primordial God for removing hurdles in our life is the giver of all benefits in life. That is why Sankatahara Chaturthi is observed and those who take this vrata benefit infinitely due to the grace of Lord Ganesha.
We all know that Vinayaka is the God who dispels all hindrances in the life of a person who prays to him. When one prays to Lord Vigneshwara on Sankatahara Chaturthi, a day known for the removal of obstacles, he will reap all good benefits he desires out of his vrata. By observing Sankatahara Chaturthi vrata for a year continuously, one is able to fulfil his specific wish he wants to accomplish through this vrata. It should be completed with Maha Ganapathy homam or Vancha Kalpa Ganapathy Homam.