Performing the Sankashti Puja

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Photo of Lord Ganesh

At the request of my readers, I am devoting this post to describing a Sankashti Puja proceedure. As with other ritual, there are many ways to perform this puja as well, but the procedure I am describing is something I have followed for several years and is relatively simple. I will try to be as precise as I possibly can as I describe it.


Lord Ganesha is the God of knowledge. We worship him first before starting any work. The name “Vigneshwara” is an apt name for Lord Ganesha as he is known to remove the hardest of all obstacles [Vigna] and allow streamlined success in whatever endeavors we set ourselves upon. It is the same Lord Ganesha who was the only one capable of writing Maharshi Ved Vyas’s dictation of the Mahabharat. Sankashti Chaturthi 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 worshiping Lord Ganesh. This vow is observed to get rid of problems in life.

To start with as soon as you get up have your head bath. Clean the sacred place/temple at your house. Do your morning prayers. Always hum Om Ganeshaya namaha 108 times daily. I always hum the 108 names of Vinayaka. They are called the Ganesha Ashtothara (see below) of Lord Ganesh which is put up in the next paragraph. On the Sankashti day one can hum the 108 names and bow to the lord 21 times either in the morning or at night just before the moon rise however convenient. During the fasting period, Sabudana kitchadi (which I earlier put up here), fruits /curds with Beaten rice are permitted. If one cannot utter the 108 names due to shortage of time or any reason, he/she can byheart this song which is Sankashta Nashana Sthothra and is written underneath.

Sankashtnashana sthothra

Om Pranamya shirasa devam Gowriputhram vinayakam

Bhakthavasam smarenithyam ayuh kamarthasidhaye

Prathamam vakrathundam cha ekadhantham dwithiyakam

Thratheeyam krishnapingaksham gajavakram chathurthakam

Lambodharam panchamancha shashtam vikatamevacha

Sapthamam vighnarajendram cha dhoomravarnam thathashtamam

Navamam balachandram cha dashamam tu Vinayakam

Ekadhasham ganapathim dwadasham tu gajananam

Dwadashithani namani thrisandhyam yaha patennaraha

Na cha vighnabhayam thasya sarvasidhikaram prabho

Vidhyarthi labhathe vidhyam dhanarthi labhathe dhanam

Puthrarthi labhathe puthran moksharthi labhathe gathim

Japedh ganapathi sthothram shadbhir masam phalam labheth

Samvathsarena siddhim cha labhathe nathra samshayaha

Ashtebhyo brahmanebhyashcha likithvayaha samarpayeth

Thasya vidya bhaveth sarva ganeshasya prasadathaha

Ithi sri narada purane

Sankashta nashana ganapathi sthothram samaptham

Decorate the photo of Lord Ganesh with available flowers. The red Hibiscus is the favorite flower of the Lord. The five petalled flower placed on the photo of the lord is usually prefered. The doorva is a must if it is available. Doorva is a 3 bladed grass (creeper). The fern in one’s garden is not Doorva. One can keep this in a bunch of 21 with a Hybiscus flower tied with it as shown in the image below. One can even make a long garland (mala) with doorva and decorate the photo along with flowers. It’s one’s option depending upon the availability & convinience.

Dhurva and the bunch with a flower

Dhurva & the bunch with a flower

The dhurva garland

The dhurva garland

Photo of Lord Ganesh

Photo of Lord Ganesh

Ganesha Ashtothara

Om Vinayakaya namaha, Om Vighnarajaya namaha, Om Gowri puthraya namaha, Om Ganeshwaraya namaha, Om Skhandagrajaya namaha, Om Awyayaya namaha, Om Puthaya namaha, Om Dhakshadhkshaya namaha, Om Dwijapriyaya namaha, Om Agnigarvachidhe namaha, Om Indrashri pradaya namaha, Om Vanibala pradaya namaha, Om Sarva Siddi pradayakaya namaha, Om Sharvathanayaya namaha, Om Sharvapriyaya namaha, Om Sarvathmakaya namaha, Om Srashtikarthre namaha, Om Devanikarchitaya namaha, Om Shivaya namaha, Om Shudhaya namaha, Om Budhipriyaya namaha, Om Shanthaya namaha, Om Dwaimathuraya namaha, Om Munisthuthyaya namaha, Om Bhakthavighna vinashakaya namaha, Om Ekadanthaya namaha, Om Chathurbahave namaha, Om Shakthisamyuthaya namaha, Om Chathuraya namaha, Om Lambodaraya namaha, Om Shoorpakarnaya namaha, Om Herambhaya namaha, Om Brahmaviththamaya namaha, Om Kalaya namaha, Om Grahapathaye namaha, Om Kamine namaha, Om Somasuryagni lochanaya namaha, Om Pashankushadharaya namaha, Om Chandaya namaha, Om Gunatheeshaya namaha, Om Niranjanaya namaha, Om Akalmashaya namaha, Om Swayam Sidharchitha padaya namaha, Om Beeja Poorakaya namaha, Om Avyakthya namaha, Om Gadhine namaha, Om Varadaya namaha, Om Shashwathaya namaha, Om Krathine namaha, Om Vidvathpriyaya namaha, Om Veethabhayaya namaha, Om Chakrine namaha, Om Ikshuchapadhruthe namaha, Om Achochalakaraya namaha, Om Sridaya namaha, Om Sripathaye namaha, Om Sthuthiharshithaya namaha, Om Kuladribrathe namaha, Om Jatine namaha, Om Chandrachoodaya namaha, Om Amareshwaraya namaha, Om Nagayajhnopaveethine namaha, Om Srikantaya namaha, Om Ramarjithapadaya namaha, Om Vrathine namaha, Om Sthulathundaya namaha, Om Thrayikarthre namaha, Om Samaghosha priyaya namaha, Om Purushothamaya namaha, Om Sthulathundaya namaha, Om Agraganyaya namaha, Om Gramanye namaha, Om Ganapaya namaha, Om Sthiraya namaha, Om Vradhidaya namaha, Om Subhagaya namaha, Om Shooraya namaha, Om Vageeshaya namaha, Om Sidhidayakaya namaha, Om Dhoorvabilwapriyaya namaha, Om Kanthaya namaha, Om Papaharine namaha, Om Krathagamaya namaha, Om Samahithaya namaha, Om Vakrathundaya namaha, Om Sripradaya namaha, Om Sowmyaya namaha, Om Bhakthakankshithadaya namaha, Om Achuthaya namaha, oam kevalaya namaha, Om Sidhaya namaha, Om Sachidanandavigrahaya namaha, Om Jhnanine namaha, Om Mayayukthaya namaha, Om Dhanthaya namaha, Om Bramhishtaya namaha, Om Bhayavarjithaya namaha, Om Pramathadwaithyabhayadaya namaha, Om Vyakthamurthaye namaha, Om Amurthakaya namaha, Om Parvathishankarothsunga-khelanothsavalalanaya namaha, Om Samasthajagadadharaya namaha, Om Varamooshakavahanaya namaha, Om Hrashtasthuthaya namaha, Om Prasannathmane namaha, Om Sarvasidhipradayakaya namaha. Sri Ganesha ashtothara namavali samapthi.

At night just before moon rise finish cooking and hum the Ashtothra , the sankashta nashana sthothra. (either both or only the Sankashta nashana sthothra however convinient) offer 2 coconuts, banana, flowers to the Lord, also offer some fragrance sticks, offer the prasad prepared and then Aarathi also. Sing the song Jaya dev jaya dev or switch on the C.D. for the song and ask for his blessings.

I don’t consume any food other than Sabudana kitchadi. More over I also don’t consume garlic and onion in any dish on Sankashti . However regarding moon rise, sometimes due to the clouds etc., moon may not be visible at the specified time. In that case after the moon rise timings one may perform the puja and enjoy dinner with your family. Modaks can also be prepared. I will post the recipe soon.

Sankashti can be followed through out life. One can also follow only the Angarika sankashti.(Sankashti which falls on Tuesday is called Angarika sankashti) It is as per one’s convinience.

Note:One can start his/her day with this prayer.  It is as follows. 

              Vakrathunda mahakaya Suryakoti samaprabha

              Nirvignam kurumedeva Sarvakaryeshu sarvada.

See all my Sankashti related posts here.


120 thoughts on “Performing the Sankashti Puja

    Kalpana said:
    March 24, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Great info. Thanks.

    dileep said:
    March 25, 2008 at 3:45 am

    thank you

    Deepasunil said:
    March 25, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Really it is very- very good& usfull ,ezee,.After reading this my mind has become tension free.Surlly lord ganesh will do miracle in our life this sure.

    sujata shetty said:
    March 25, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Thanks! This information has been really very precise in the presentation and information. May Lord Ganesha shower his blessings on you too!!

    Lata Shetty said:
    March 25, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    GANPATI BAPPA BORYA!!!!! May Lord Ganesha Shower HIS Blessings on All of Us Always! Happy Angarika Sankashti to All of You!!

    Lata Shetty said:
    March 25, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    GANPATI BAPPA MORYA!!!!! May Lord Ganesha Shower HIS Blessings on All of Us Always! Happy Angarika Sankashti to All of You!!

    Vinod said:
    March 25, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    On this day of Angarak Sankashtha Chathurthi, Let us pray Lord Ganesha with all devotion and hope all of us be blessed with Happiness, Prosperity and Success always..

    Jai Siddhivinayak Maharaj !!! Jai Vigneshwar Maharaj !!

    ramyavijay said:
    March 25, 2008 at 6:37 pm



    Divya said:
    March 25, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks for the info, its very useful….
    i prepare modak & perform pooja in the morning & also i show naivaidya in the morning because i dint know the exact procedure…. now i got to know that in the morning we should perform the regular puja, in the evening prepare naivaidya & perform puja after moonrise, is that correct?

    g said:
    March 26, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Thanks a lot this is very useful in USA. Please do post the modak recipe soon. Also, do you know how the modak that is bought outside most temples in Bombay/Pune is prepared. I don’t think that one has cocunut.

    rashmi said:
    March 27, 2008 at 1:10 am

    i think i am the one commenting so late..sorry.
    First of all a big thankyou for putting the pooja procedure in such a precise way.It has really been convenient in following this simple way of doing the pooja b’coz of lack of time to do elobrate pooja.i did perform the ankarika sankasthi the way you said and it was satisfying in more than one ways.
    May Lord Ganesha Bless you and your family always.
    Even i am waiting for the modak recipe…more so without coconut.

    prathibalrao responded:
    March 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm

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

    prathibalrao responded:
    March 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Rashmi,

    Thanx a lot for your encouraging me to put up The Sankashti Pooja proceedure & the overwhelming response for the same by the grace of the lord.I am thankful to the almighty also. I will put up modak in a week’s time.

    Raja said:
    April 6, 2008 at 5:46 am

    dear Pratibha – great info on Sankashti Puja – the prep, Puja details and offerings! very useful – wonderfully simple. No wonder people love it. May you and the family be blessed by Shri Ganesh!

    keep more coming!

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 6, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Hi Raja,

    Thanx for ur comments.

    Sanchitha Gowda said:
    April 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    The information given is really of great use. I had heard different practices observed on this day and so bit confused how to implement it. The message has cleared my mind. Thank you. Jai Vigneshwar. May peace rest in this world.

    Suresh Salian said:
    April 23, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you,

    I am firm believer of lord ganesha and also keep sankashti every month.

    After reading these article I feel so peaceful and would like to start singing ganpathi songs now.

    Thanks again


    Mohan Kumar said:
    April 23, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    HI Pratibha,

    It was a great narration of conducting Sri Ganesh Sankasti, Thanks for your effort ,Hope you continue in more good ways , May GOD SRI GANESH BLESS ALL.

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 26, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Hi Sanchitha,

    I have put up the way i follow Sankashti as per the request of a few of my viewers. So thanx for ur comments. Please also view the other posts too and lemme know.

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 26, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Hi Suresh,

    Thanx for ur comments.Do continue with ur Sankashti vrith.

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 26, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Hi Mohan,

    My intention is to benefit one and all on publishing this post. So thanx.

    Shilpa said:
    July 22, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Thanks for the info. It is really useful especially the moon rise timings.

    prathibalrao responded:
    July 22, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Hi shilpa,

    Thanx a lot.

    Karthik said:
    July 30, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks a lot for putting this on the site.

    Sravan said:
    August 18, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks a lot for the information provided reg. the puja of Sankasti.

    prathibalrao responded:
    August 19, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Hi Sravan,Karthik,

    Thanx for your response

    Sravan said:
    August 20, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Have you posted the recipe of Modaks anywhere. If not could you tell where I can find the recipe of making Modaks.


    Abhinandan Shetty said:
    September 18, 2008 at 9:39 am

    thanks for the info please upload some stories of what are fruits and importance of this vrath.

    Satish Kumar said:
    September 18, 2008 at 10:54 am


    Good explaination about the puja… fasting goes something like this…early morning coffee……fruit juice (during time)….tea at 4 o’clock……after the puja…..dinner.


    prathibalrao responded:
    September 23, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Satish,

    You are on the right course of your fasting.

    prathibalrao responded:
    September 23, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Abhi,

    Thanks a lot for your comments.

    Babita said:
    November 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Thankx a lot for giving such a good info.Have performed the fast and puja accordingly.Thankx once again.

    Warm Regards

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    Rakesh Ganju said:
    December 24, 2008 at 6:32 am

    Thanks for the dates in 2009. God bless you

    Sneha said:
    January 6, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Thanks for the datails..
    i usually have some fruits and tea and dinner after seeing the moon..

    I didn’t do sankasti in pregnancy, it is ok?

    Sneha said:
    January 6, 2009 at 2:17 am

    i live in Sydney in Australia, i do the Sankasti which is mentioned in calender in India, but Sydney is 5 hours ahead to india.. Is it ok to do like this or What is the best way to follow the Sankasti?
    It is hard to get the Sankasti dates according to the Sydney timings?

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 6, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Hi Rakesh,

    Ur comments is welcome.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 6, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Hi Sneha,

    Thanx a lot for ur comments. Normally people skip Sankashti during last months of pregnancy. No probs i think.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 6, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Hi Sneha,

    If you happen to do it 5 hours ahead of india’s timings , then you should have food in the evening itself. So i think you can follow it as you feel it convinient.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Sneha,

    Just go thru your country’s weather site and follow the moonrise timings accordingly.

    Roopa said:
    March 14, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Thankyou Mami!

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 15, 2009 at 4:59 am

      Hi Roopa,

      Thanx a lot.

    Priya Tambe said:
    April 7, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I believe very much in Lord Ganesh. I fast every tuesday so automatically Angarki is also done as it comes on tuesday. Thanks for info on Sankashti

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Priya,

    I am also a devotee of Lord Ganesh. I also follow Fasting on the usual Tuesdays like you. Thanx 4 visiting the blog.

    Priya Ankush Tambe (Andheri) said:
    April 8, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I believe very much in Lord Ganesh. I fast every tuesday so automatically Angarki is also done as it comes on tuesday.Ii visit temple on tuesday without fail Thanks for info on Sankashti

      Rashmi said:
      June 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Can you do just one Anagarki fast? Or have to do the crate life long?

    Kripa Rai said:
    April 21, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for a useful information

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 21, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Hi Kripa,

    Do c d other recipes if interested!!!!!

    Seema said:
    May 12, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Hello all, its angarik sankashti today, does anyone here know thee timings of chandrodaya in Sydney.i fast for every sankashti, but its really hard to get the timings. thanks all.

    raj kalkhambkar said:
    July 15, 2009 at 5:00 am

    raj kalkhambkar
    Hello all, its angarik sankashti today, does anyone here know thee timings of chandrodaya in Sydney.i fast for every sankashti, but its really hard to get the timings. thanks all.

    Deepti said:
    August 15, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you so much for this post. I always wanted to know thw procedure to celebrate sankashti. This blog is very helpful.

    But where can I get ‘DURVA’ Is there a specific place we can find such grass.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Deepti,
      This grass is a creeper and grows anywhere with a little water and sunlight. Here in india we get it in the markets as well during sankashti.

    Deepti said:
    August 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    And I cant wait to try out these recipies.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

      Hi Deepti,

      Thanx a lot 4 ur comments. Do try out recipes of ur choice and pass on da link to your friends.

    Anshul said:
    September 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm


    plz clarify my doubt bcoz i really want to keep angarak sankashti chaturti fast but my maharastiran frnd said if u keep it once than u need to follow chaturthi fast on every month…….Is that so? i am frm north india nd i dnt knw much abt it………… plz reply

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 8, 2009 at 2:13 am

      Hi Anshul,

      There are people who follow only Angarika sankashti. Following one Angarika sankashti is like having followed 21 normal sankashti. I donot think there is any hard and fast rule regarding the same..

    VANAJA.M.V.L. said:
    October 7, 2009 at 11:20 pm


    Jiya Shinde Upadhyay said:
    October 28, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Tai,

    I also keep Sankashti Fast, but plz let me know the coconut that we offer to Bappa, can we use it for cooking on the next day.If not then what to do with that Coconut. I was not aware that this fast is to be left after moon rise.
    Next time onwards I will do the same.

    Thanking you.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm

      Hi Jiya Shinde Upadhyay,

      You can use it for cooking next day for sure.I hope i am clear. Thanx a lot.

    Jiya Shinde Upadhyay said:
    November 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Thanxs a lot Tai for the info.

    Yesterday I had cooked Beans Curry, it tasted awesome. I never buy French beans coz I don’t like, but after reading the receipe of your’s I thought to give a try. You won’t believe, I liked it so much that I have included that in my often cooked vegetables list.

    Thanking you again.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 5, 2009 at 5:14 pm

      Hi Jiya Shinde Upadhyay,

      Actually Beans curry tastes yummy only if it is tender and fresh. Good that you enjoyed da dish. Thanx a lot 4 ur comments.

    Jiya Shinde Upadhyay said:
    November 6, 2009 at 11:19 am


    Tai plz guide me how to knead the dough of GulabJamun. Yesterday I tried, but all the gulabjamuns got wasted, got burnt while frying n when I put in suger syrup, the balls got spread. Is it possible for u to put up the video clips for the same, if not then put up in the blog, exactly what to do for soft GulabJamuns.

    Thank you.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Jiya Shinde Upadhyay,

      I will surely put up Gulab jamoon recipe shortly.

    Jiya Shinde Upadhyay said:
    November 6, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Just now I saw the receipe of Drumsick Brinjal Curry, let me know, if we do not boil the Drumstick, will it get cooked properly and become soft? Today in the evening, I m thinking to try this one.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Jiya shinde Upadhyay,

      You can cook Drumstick for a while in the seasoning and then add Brinjal pieces. One more thing always use Fresh Drumstick only.

    Jiya Shinde Upadhyay said:
    November 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Tai, plz reply.

    Mohan said:
    December 6, 2009 at 7:43 am

    one suggestion ,

    plz put this in starting

    Note:One can start his/her day with this prayer. It is as follows.

    Vakrathunda mahakaya Suryakoti samaprabha

    Nirvignam kurumedeva Sarvakaryeshu sarvada. ”


      prathibalrao responded:
      December 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Mohan,

      Thanx 4 ur suggestion . I will add this in da text of da post.

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    praveen shenoy said:
    February 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    This is very good information ……..thank you

      Kabita Bhattacharya said:
      February 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      I wanted to know that if for any reason my fasting break for 1 month as i wl go to marriage in the month of april…… may be i wl miss the sankayeshti chaturthi
      date… suggest….. i really want to continue chaturthi fasting……..

    jaishri said:
    February 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    thank you for the simple yet clear explanation,
    Pray to Ganesha that this pooja will benefit my family and the whole world .

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Jaishri,

      I hope you are perfectly right.

        tharun said:
        October 1, 2015 at 7:16 pm

        What. About. Evening bath?befor Chandra dharshan or after chandra dharshan? A little confuse pls help me.

        prathibalrao responded:
        October 1, 2015 at 9:02 pm

        If you so feel like you can. Else just fresh up is more than sufficient.

    swathi said:
    April 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    thank you

    VINAY said:
    May 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Very useful information. Thanks a lot.

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm

      Hi Vinay,

      Thanx a lot for your comments.

    kusum said:
    June 30, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    can we rice /roti and dal , curry and curd for dinner after sankrusti puja.

    or do we have to eat sabudana kichidi..

    Pl. let me know.

    Thanks a lot .

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Kusum,

      We can eat rice, dal and curry, curds etc., after the Sankashti pooja. I eat Sabudana kichadi in the noon and evening.

    Sunil Choudhari said:
    September 11, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Thank you…!

    REENA said:
    March 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks to all of you

    shashi said:
    April 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    When Ganesha and Moon are considered enemies, why should one see moon before breaking the fast??

    kboy said:
    April 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

    A reasonable Legend explanation I found at . According to legend, a cure to curse given by Lord Ganesh when Moon laughed at him (curse cannot be taken back…..)was suggested by Him.The already granted curse could not be reversed,but Lord Ganesh blessed the Moon by saying that, ‘On Sankashti Chaturthi, no devotee will consume the meals until your face is seen and prayers are offered to you”.
    I hope, Pratibha, you will excuse me for “bud-in” for this explanation.

    pria said:
    July 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Thankyou Pratibha and all of u for ur explanations.

    resham said:
    September 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

    i hve a very small temple with all GODS mounted on wall. Can i pick LORD GANPATI and place the idol/photo on a separate table and do the puja?
    Is it allowed to pick the GOD from temple and place him somewhere else?

    nagaraju said:
    September 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Thank You…Great information

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Nagaraju,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments as usual.

    swati said:
    October 10, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Thank you very much for the information it means a lot to me

    Vani said:
    October 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    HI madam,

    Your blog is awesome! especially burfigalu and vundegalu tumba chennagi moodi bandide. Dhanyavadagalu. 🙂

    Can u pls let me know if there are any pooja procedures/ mantras for getting a baby. Have remained childless.. 😦


    Charithra said:
    January 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Thank You

    anusudha said:
    February 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I am doing this Saturday n it is my first time CHATURTHI. Am waiting for doing.
    Thanks for the info.

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Hi Ansudha,

      So waiting to perform Sankashti pooja. So thanks once again for your comments.

    prathibalrao said:
    March 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Pratibha,
    Thankyou for the explanations. One more doubt I seem to have is the number of fruits being offered to the Lord during Ganesh Sankashti Pooja. Does the five fruits to be offered include the coconut also ?


    Pria said:
    March 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Pratibha,

    One more doubt I seem to have is the number of fruits being offered to the Lord during Ganesh Sankashti Pooja. Does the five fruits to be offered include the coconut also ?


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    Sue said:
    June 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Hi, the moon rise time here is around 10.30pm which is very late in terms of when one has dinner with family in Singapore. Do I eat first with family and then do the pooja? If pooja is done after moonrise i will not be able to distribute prasad to family member as they will all be in bed. How do I do this? I am puzzled.

    jyothi said:
    August 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    good work ganesha ashtottra 108 names of lord ganesha. keep posting more.

    nagaraj said:
    November 9, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    kindly inform how many sankashti vratas are performed? or when to end the vratas?

    gunavathi said:
    December 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    thank you

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Hi Gunavathi,

      Thanx a lot for your comments.

    preeti said:
    February 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    please tell me when can i start this fast? Do i have recite any katha also? How many times should the fast be observed?

    harika said:
    September 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Hi …I have a q for u.. Plz help me…..I srted sankasti pooja today…mrng I performed pooja, n evenin I kept naivedyam did pooja n went to temple…I came home by 9… Moon rise time was 8:39pm today….I I v seen moon n I was about to eat…so I went to wash rm then I came to know that I got my periods….so my q is so do I need to think that I did sankasti or nt…am so depressed….my whole life is like this….I just get the this near me but nt in my hands…it happens with me all time…y am I so bad luck…

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 2, 2015 at 2:51 am

      Hi Harika,

      You have followed the vrata with so much devotion and you got your periods after the pooja right. It means almighty has willingly accepted your pooja. It is nature. Please do not worry. You did not get it in between the day right? Do not worry at all.

    radha said:
    October 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    HI i have a question can i do pooja in the afternoon time because i work in the evenings.Thanks

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 29, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Radha,

      Of course i think one can do pooja at any time at our leisure.

    ranjith said:
    November 29, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    how many times to do fasting on sankasta in life? how to get start?

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