Angarika Chaturthi or Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi is an Hindu festival which is celebration every year specially in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Goa.
The chaturthi that falls on Tuesday is called Angaraki.
It is said that Angarak was the son of Mother Earth and Bharadwaj Rishi. Angarak gain all his knowledge from his father who was a Lord Ganesha’s follower. Even Angarak was a great devotee of Lord Ganesh.
On Magh Krishna Chaturthi which was a Tuesday, Angarak was blessed by Lord Ganesha who also gave him a boon. On which Angarak said that “my only wish was to be associated with Lord Ganesha’s name for forever”. Lord Ganesha was pleased by Angarak and he granted Angarak wish and said that who ever worships Angarak on Magh Krishna Chaturthi all his or her wishes will be granted and from that day Magh Krishna Chaturthi is known as Angarak Chaturthi or Angarika Chaturthi.
How To Observe Angarak Chaturthi or Angarika Sankashti Fasting:
On this day, devotees fast for the whole day and break their fast in night after looking at the moon and workshipping Lord Ganesh idol. Devotees first take bath in the evening, worship Lord Ganesh, offer 21 Durvas, perform Aarti, show Naivedyam and pray for fulfilling your desires. Then Lord moon’s darshan, offer Naivedyam, give meal to Brahman and then break their fast.
On Angarika Chaturthi, millions devotees visit Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple, stand in long ques for hours and hours for darshan of Lord Ganesha where special Ganesh Pooja Rituals and Abhishekam is done.
Live Darshan of Shree Siddhivinayak can be seen online on –
Angarika Chaturthi Vrata 2018 :
In 2018, there are three Angarika’s, the second one will fall on Tuesday, 3rd April 2018.