Sankashti Dates for 2008

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Sankashti always falls on exactly the fourth day after the full moon day of every month. Many of us follow it by fasting the whole day in various ways to suit one’s convenience. Many of them follow only that Sankashti which falls on Tuesdays, it is Lord Ganapathi’s day. There is a belief that if a person follows Tuesday’s Sankashti, it is as good as having followed 21 Sankashtis.

In this post I am putting up the exact dates and days on which Sankashti falls each month in the coming year. If there are any changes, I will update this post. I have also mentioned moon-rise times for those days since people have their dinner only after the moon rise. In this year, there is only one Tuesday Sankashti, which falls in March 2008.

See a list of other Hindu festivals here.

Date Moon rise
Friday, January 25 9.18 pm
Sunday , February 24 10.06 pm
Tuesday, March 25 9.43 pm
Thursday, April 24 10.08 pm
Friday, May 23 9.40 pm
Sunday, June 22 9.05 pm
Monday, July 21 9.21 pm
Wednesday, August 20 9.25 pm
Thursday, September 18 8.57 pm
Friday, October 17 8.30 pm
Sunday, November 16 9.17 pm
Monday, December 15 9.05 pm

64 thoughts on “Sankashti Dates for 2008

    nagarajareddy said:
    January 7, 2008 at 8:39 am

    thank you very much my dear…..

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm


    Thanx for ur response. Please pass on the link to ur friends.

    rashmi said:
    January 8, 2008 at 3:13 am

    have been to ur blog many times or rather everyday.i think u have a wonderful blog.i have tried many recipes from ur site i liked the capsicum sukke very much.By the way thanks for posting sankasthi dates.May i request u if u have time to post the procedure to do this sankasthi pooja.i am keen on starting one but i find different opinions about the pooja.And also the prasadam for the pooja.Sorry for such a lengthy reply.

    Vinayakamurthy C. said:
    January 11, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks for the useful information. February 24, 2008 is Sunday and it is published wrongly as Monday. This is for your kind information. Please make necessary changes, if possible.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 11, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Vinayakamurthy,

    Thanx for the same. The changes have been made.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Rashmi,

    I will put up your request in a week’s time.

    rashmi said:
    January 14, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Thanks prathiba….

    Pradeep said:
    January 15, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Very nice information… Thanks a lot !

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 15, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Pradeep;

    Thanx for ur comments. pLEASE PASS ON THE LINK TO UR FRIENDS

    ASHA said:
    January 17, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you very much for the information very helpful

    Prashant said:
    January 19, 2008 at 5:56 am

    Thank you very much!

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 19, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Hi Prashanth,

    Thanx for ur comments. its an encouragement to me.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 19, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Hi Asha,

    Thanx for ur comments. Its a pleasure.

    Setu Shah said:
    January 24, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Hi Dear,

    Thanking You for putting efforts to give information to people.
    It’s very helpful for those who havn’t calender and most of time busy in office / work.


    prathibalrao responded:
    January 24, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Hi Setu,

    Thanx 4 ur comments. Ur comments encourages me to put up some more relevent information like this.

    Ashwini Madhu said:
    January 25, 2008 at 7:21 am

    thanks a lot….LORD GANESHA will surely bless u….

    Paddy said:
    January 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    great one!!
    I jus happen to forget my sankashti and realise wen my mama calls!!!
    I will keep an alert on the dates mentioned!!
    Thanks a lot!!

    Praveen said:
    January 29, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Thanks alot for the info. I was searching for the same and good to see the required info here. As some one mentioned, it truely helps bachelors like us who are away from home and busy in office works.


    prathibalrao responded:
    January 31, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Hi Paddy,

    Thanx a lot for ur comments. Please view the other recipes also.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 31, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Hi Praveen,

    Thanx for ue comments. It’s really an encouragement to me. Please pass on the link to ur friends also.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 31, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Hi Ashwini,

    Hope the lord will bless all of us. Thanx a lot for ur comments.

    Nitin Redkar said:
    January 31, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Hello ,

    Thank You for these Sankashti Dates. It is useful the people like me who live out of India. Here no elderly people to remind you on these days.

    Once again Thanks.

    With Kindest Regards,

    Nitin Redkar.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 31, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Nithin,

    Thanx 4 ur comments. It’s an encouragement to me.

    kamal said:
    March 4, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    hello prathiba

    thanks very much. I am waiting for the procedure as rashmi requested earlier, so i can do the puja on Tuesday march25th.

    thanks again


    prathibalrao responded:
    March 5, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Hi Kamal,

    Thanx for ur request. I will put up according to ur request shortly.

    mahesh said:
    March 11, 2008 at 4:17 am

    thanks, continue y r good work!!!!!!!!!!

    uma said:
    March 11, 2008 at 6:13 am

    I have enjoyed your recepies and hope you will have still more new snacks items in it.

    […] falls on the fourth day of the second fortnight of every month on the Hindu Calendar. (See dates for 2008)  Devotees fast for a whole day and break their fast after having the darshan of Lord Moon and […]

    Rama said:
    March 24, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks a lot!!!!!

    Suresh Kamath said:
    March 25, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Hi Pratibha,

    Today Mar25, I am very desirous of fasting after reading the blog. But I was sick and under medication, is it advisable ? I mean, can I eat food after 5 pm or something before sunrise in Spore. Thx


    Arun kumar said:
    March 25, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks a lot.

    techstarts said:
    March 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks for this information and very good site

    Kamal said:
    April 4, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Pratibha

    Thanks very much. I followed your exact directions for the pooja on Tuesday March 25. I highly appreciate your support and encouragement to entire community.


    prathibalrao responded:
    April 5, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Hi Kmal,

    Thanx for ur response. Please pass on the link to ur friends.Also c the other posts

    Chamanthi said:
    April 11, 2008 at 11:02 pm


    Thanks alot for posting sankasti dates for this year.It is very helpful and very much appreciated.

    Thanks once again

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 12, 2008 at 2:14 am

    Hi Chamanthi,

    Thanx for ur comments. Please try out the other recipes also.

    Rajeshwari said:
    April 23, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Hi Friends,
    I want to clarrify this fasting date.Because according to me Sankasthahara Chathurthi should come after 2 days of Full moon day (means third day after full moon day). Then in this month Sankashtahara Chathurthy should be today(23rd April) but in list it is specified on 24th. Got the confirmation even from one of popular Priest also.

    Dolly said:
    May 20, 2008 at 4:46 pm


    I really appreciate the information on this site. I stay in US and dont have an Indian calendar. Usually I do a google search to see what is the day sankasht chaturthi. With the list of days for the entire year it made it lot easier. I will just take a print of this. Really helpful. Keep up the good work. Please update the site for next year too… 🙂

    dileep said:
    May 22, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I am currently in a place where there is 12 hour difference
    in this case how should I do Sankashti
    do I have to follow the Indian timings or American

    prathibalrao responded:
    May 23, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Dileep,
    You need to follow the timings of the place where you stay. Bye for now.

    Twinkle said:
    July 20, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    thanx a lot 4 such a valuable information…. its really very helpful for all the people..

    Sujit said:
    July 21, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Thanks.. This helps a lot. Nice Recipes !!!

    Shobha said:
    July 22, 2008 at 3:28 am

    Thanks much for the information .
    Could you also let me know when will Sankashti fall on tuesday in 2009 ?

    Suman said:
    September 18, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you very much. It helps me when i am far away from my home.

    prathibalrao responded:
    September 23, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Suman,

    That is the main purpose of my putting it up. Thanks.

    Asha said:
    October 7, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Prathiba,

    I am following sankasti fast for more than an year now, Lord Ganesha is my favourite God, He has blessed me with all I need in life. I am very happy to see you give the details of the pooja, infact I have decided to reciete Ganesha Ashtothara daily, thanks for the english version. Kindly post dates of sankasti every year, it will help devotees like me. GOD BLESS ALL.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 8, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Hi Asha,

    I will surely update the same for every year . Thanx a lot for ur comments.

    liana said:
    October 14, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    hi i m in uk.. so just wants to correct sanashti date for oct 2008 to nov 2009.. is it poss tht u gonna mail me??!!!??

    because i surf so many website n its all says on 17th oct and 18th oct so which one correct plz..
    i m waiting for ur replay….

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 14, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Liana,

    Ur r right. It is oct 17th Friday and November 16th being Sunday respectively for both the months. U can c my post for the Moon rise as well.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 14, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Liana,

    I will update the Sankashti dates for the whole year 2009 shortly , may be by either Nov this year itself. U may please check it up then.

    Pradeep said:
    November 16, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Can you put the dates for entire year 2009..?

    prathibalrao responded:
    November 17, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Hi Pradeep,

    I will surely update the same in a couple of week’s time.

    nitturi.shiva said:
    December 15, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Thank you update for next year..

    Vijay said:
    December 15, 2008 at 3:11 pm


    Thank you very Much..
    I stay in England.
    Are the above moon rise timings applicable during the day light savings?

    Cheers !

    Sneha said:
    December 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm


    Thank you very much..
    u have a wonderfull blog..
    i live in Sydney, Australia
    Iam doing Sankasti from past 8 years, but after coming here to Sydney, now for me it is so hard to find the Sankasti date and timing for the moon.. i asked in so many temples about Sankasti date for each month here in Sydney.. i didn’t get any good answer. i searched in net so many times.. didn’t find a good answer.. after going thru all these i started doing sankasti fourth day after the full moon day of every month..iam very happy to see the Sankasti information in your website.. Can you please give the details of Sankasti for the next year 2009…thank you..

    prathibalrao responded:
    December 17, 2008 at 1:51 am

    H i Sneha,

    I will update the information in a week’s time.

    vget said:
    December 17, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Could you please post the hindu festival and Sankasti dates of 2009?

    vget said:
    December 17, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Could you please post the hindu festivals and Sankasti dates of 2009?

    Mohan said:
    December 20, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Hi can you kindly update the Hindu Festival & Sankasti dates for 2009?

    prathibalrao responded:
    December 20, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Vget, Mohan

    I will surely update in a couple of days.

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    jyothi said:
    August 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    ganesha ashtottara the name it self discribes 108 names of ganesha

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