Sakat Chauth 2023: Dates, puja vidhi, benefits & Vrat katha

Sakat Chauth 2023
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Have you ever heard of Sakat Chauth? This Hindu festival celebrated in Northern India is an ancient tradition that people celebrate for centuries. It is a special day for married women to pray for the longevity and well-being of their husbands. Here we are with all the details regarding Sakat Chauth 2023— rituals, Vrat Katha, and the benefits of keeping the fast. 

Sakat Chauth 2023 Date & Shubh Muhurat

Sakat Chauth is an important Hindu festival celebrated by married women for the longevity of their husbands. In 2023, Sakat Chauth will occur on January 10. The Shubh Muhurat for the Chauth Puja will be from January 10 at 12:09 PM to January 11 at 02:00 PM.

During this time, women observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and offer prayers to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for the well-being of their husbands. Women also perform rituals such as offer water to the Sun, praying for their husbands, and exchanging gifts with other married women. On this day, married women dress in their best traditional attire and participate in the festivities with their families and friends.

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Sakat Chauth Vrat Katha & legends behind it

As per mythology, Sakat Chauth Vrat Katha has two legendary stories connected with the event. Let us see the two Katha of Sakat Chauth and pray to God to be one step closer to them.

First story

Once goddess Parvati was taking bath. She asked Lord Ganesha to stay at the door and allow nobody to enter at any cost. Like an obedient child, he followed his mother’s words. So, when Lord Shiva came to meet goddess Parvati, Ganesha stopped him from entering. This made Shiva outrageous as, despite the polite requests, Ganesha didn’t agree to let him in. Angry Shiva went out of control and beheaded Ganesha with his Trishul. 

When Parvati heard it, she rushed to see what happened. All she saw was Ganesha’s body dead on the floor, which devastated her. Urging to bring her son back, she sobbed and demanded this from Lord Shiva. Then Shiva replaced the son’s head with that of an elephant, bringing him back to life. Since that day, Sakat Chauth is known as the rebirth of Lord Ganesha.

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Second story

As per the second tale in mythology, there was a blind woman in a village. She lived with her son and his wife and was a strict worshipper of Lord Ganesha. Seeing her devotion, once Lord appeared to her. He promised her to give whatever she wants. The woman replied that she was unsure and didn’t know what to ask. In return, God suggested she take advice and help from her son and his wife.

On their advice, the son asked her to demand money and wealth from Ganesha. However, on the other hand, her daughter-in-law asked her to wish well-being of her grandson. Seeing they both had personal needs to ask for, she planned to speak to her neighbors about it. They suggested she should ask for eyesight, which was the advice she liked. 

The next day when God appeared and asked for her answer, she wished for all the suggestions she got— wealth, a healthy body, a grandson, eyesight, etc. Since the Lord promised to give it all, he gave her what she requested. From that time, Sakat Chauth is known as an event when women keep fast for their children and their well-being.

Importance of Sakat Chauth Vrat 2023

Sakat Chauth is an important Hindu festival celebrated on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha of the Hindu month of Kartik. People celebrate it to commemorate the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Females keep fast with great devotion and enthusiasm for the entire day praying for the long life and well-being of their husbands.

Sakat Chauth 2023 lies in the fact that it symbolizes the strong bond between a husband and wife. The festival is an opportunity for married women to express their love and devotion to their husbands and to pray for their good health and prosperity. On this day, married women dress up in their best clothes and jewelry and exchange gifts with their husbands. Women also perform rituals such as offering puja to the deities, keeping fast, and performing aarti for their husbands.

Sakat Chauth in 2023 shall bring good luck and prosperity to the family. According to the beliefs of people, Goddess Parvati blesses all married women with their husbands’ long and healthy lives when they observe fast on this day. Thus, Sakat Chauth is an important festival that reinforces the bond between a husband and wife and brings good luck and prosperity to the family.

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Sakat Chauth 2023 Puja Vidhi

There is a basic, but a strong procedure to pray to Lord Ganesha on this auspicious festival. This Puja Vidhi is a way to express love and gratitude to the divine couple for blessing them with a happy married life. Here we are with some rules you must follow to observe a successful fast on Sakat Chauth this year.

  • Natives observe fast, wake up early in the morning and take a bath.
  • Women should wear clean clothes and prepare the puja thali with a diya, roli, chawal, moli, and other items.
  • Chant the Ganesha Ashtottara praying to the deity in the temple.
  • You must also offer prayers to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
  • Light incense sticks and light Diya in front of the idol. Moreover, you should offer fruits and Prasad to the deity.
  • In the evening, offer sesame laddus, Durva grass, and Arhya to the planet Moon as soon as you see it.
  • After the puja, women should break their fast and share the prasad with their family members.

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Benefits of Sakat Chauth Vrat

The benefits of observing this vrat are numerous. When a native keeps the Sakat Chauth fast, he or she shall seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha along with Lord Shiva and Parvati.

  • It helps to strengthen the bond between husband and wife, promote marital harmony, and bring prosperity and good luck to the family.
  • Additionally, it helps to bring peace and harmony to the home, increase the family’s spiritual growth, and bring blessings from the divine.
  • By observing this Vrat in 2023, women can show their love and devotion to their husbands and families.
  • Moreover, they shall receive blessings from the divine.
  • Furthermore, the Sakat Chauth Vrat 2023 will bring a sense of peace and contentment to the home and the family.
  • The Sakat Chauth Vrat in 2023 will remove hurdles from the life of the natives. Moreover, it will help in getting rid of obstacles and barriers too.
  • Also, for people who wish to get rid of the malefic Mercury in the horoscope, keeping this fast in 2023 will help them get rid of the ill impacts of the planet.

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Posted On - December 29, 2022 | Posted By - Tanvi Sharma | Read By -

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