sakat-chouth on coming sunday
December 30, 2009 11:16pm CST
Hello all my Ladies members Ji, I bring out this post for teh benifits of all those ladies, who celebrate this festival for welfare and long life of their sons. This time, it is beingobserved on 03 Jan-2010. In the month of ‘Magh’ (January) on the fourth day of Krishan Paksh, the Sankat-haran, Ganapati or Lord Ganesha is worshipped. This day is called ‘Sakat Chauth’. People fast and perform "Pooja" at night. I will up-load story in Hindi. Wishing you a very happy New Year-2010. May God bless You and have a great time.
31 Dec 09
I am a Bengali and for us, the month of magh starts after poush sankranti i.e. end of poush on 14/15th January … isn’t it the same for all other regions of India? As far as the festival is concerned, I don’t think such gender specific festivals should be celebrated any longer. Worshipping Lord Ganesha is one thing and keeping fast for the welfare of sons is something different. Though nowadays, many parents treat their sons and daughters as equal, but if the mother is fasting on a particular day only for the benefit of her son, then that is bound to carry negative message to the daughter. As it is, we don’t have any such festivals for our daughters…all the festivals are only for the sons and brothers and for their welfare…I don’t think we should carry this negative trend any further.
10 Jan 10
Hello my friend sudiptacallingu Ji, I have my calander showing following different starting of canders at different years:- YEARS RUNNING OF DIFFERENT CALANDERS IN INDIA:- 1. English ---------------2010 2. Vikram Samvat----------2066 3. Sri-Shalivahan-Shake---1931 4. Fasali-----------------1417 5. Islami-Hizari----------1431 6. Bangala----------------1416 -Paush-16 to Magh-17, Magh starts on15 Jan-2010 7. Nepali-----------------1130 Further, I have not included Calanders from South, where Tamil/Malayalam/Kannad/Telgu do differ. We all havedifferent norms to follow, I would never say, why do you worship Kali. Similarly, my discussion was not for finding facts, it is for those who live outside and may slip from the date. I would be happy to discuss at length their reasons behind. For your kind information, to get my daughter first, I fasted for three yrs.But there are traitions/rituals, which may have any reasons, but I follow them blindly without any questions and doubt. Ido acknowledge and appriciate everyone's feelings towards tehir beliefs. May God bless You and have a great time.
• United States
31 Dec 09
Hello to you, my friend. May you all in your land, the ladies, enjoy the meaning of this celebration :)) We all wish our children long lives, to be sure. God bless you now and in the new year, Karen