- Friday 11th Aug 2017
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat
Chaturthi is one of the most awaited festivals for Hindus that come twice every month. Chaturthi is celebrated on 4 th lunar day of every month of Hindu calendar. According to the Hindu Calendar, a lunar month comprises two fortnights. The fortnights can be categorized into the bright half of the lunar month (Shukla Paksha) and the dark half of the lunar month (Krishna Paksha). Therefore, Chaturthi (fourth day) comes twice in a month. The Chaturthi that comes in the bright part is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, while the Chaturthi that arrives in the dark half is known as Sankashti Chaturthi. This Sankashti Chaturthi is also celebrated as Bahula Chaturthi (Bol Choth) in Gujarat and some parts of Maharashtra.