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Sakat Chauth, Sankashti Chauth Vrat

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Enthusiastic and die-hard devotees of Lord Ganesha’s leave no stone unturned on Krishna Paksha Chathurthi by observing a strict fast namely the Sankashti Chathurthi for their favourite deity, Ganesha. However in North India, the very same Krishna Paksha Chathurthi goes by the name of Sakat Chauth that comes up during the month of Magh. In place of Lord Ganesha, Hindu female diety, Goddess Sakat is worshipped and the fast of Sakat Chauth is observed by mothers for the welfare of the sons in the family.

A temple in the name of Goddess Sakat Chauth Mata exists in Sakat village of Rajasthan. One may reach this temple from Alwar by travelling a distance of approximately 60 kilometers whereas from Pink City Jaipur the distance to cover would be 150 kilometers. The temple is well known in the village and has a legendary story of Sakat Chauth Mata, an epitome of kindness and compassion. Complete details regarding the temple, its rituals and worship, from the Sakat Mata Temple itself. Besides worship of Goddess Sakat Mata, Lord Ganesha is also worshipped on Sakat Chauth to invoke blessings for good luck and good tidings. Other names for Sakat Chauth include names such as Vakrathundi Chauth, Sakata Chauth, Til Kuta Chauth and the Magh Chauth.

Sakat Chauth

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