According to the Hindu Lunar calendar, every month, the occasion of Chaturthi is celebrated twice. The two types of Chaturthis are Sankashti Chaturthi and Vinayaka Chaturthi.
The festival of Sankashti Chaturthi is celebrated after the sighting of a Full Moon (Purnima) during the period of Krishna Paksha.
The literal meaning of the word ‘Sankashti’ is ‘deliverance during troubled times’.
The most significant Sankashti Chaturthi is believed to fall in the month of Magha; Lambodara Sankashti Chaturthi.
When Sankashti Chaturthi falls on a Tuesday, the festival is called Angarki Chaturthi and it is considered highly auspicious.
The festival is mostly celebrated in the western and southern parts of India, especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, where the festival is called by a special name; Ganesha Sankatahara or Sankatahara Chaturthi.