He used to make nice clay pots and used to harden them in the kiln. One year when the potter kept utensils in the kiln, the fire was not able to ripen the pots. Clay pots were not ripened even after repeated attempts. At last the potter approached the king for the help. After hearing the plight of the potter the king consulted royal Pandit also known as Rajpurohit and asked for some solution of this strange phenomenon.
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Fasting Vrata is one of the integral parts of the Hindu religion which are mainly performed to get the blessings of Gods or Goddesses. The Sakat Chauth Vrat is performed by mothers for the long life and well being of their children. They pray to Lord Ganesh to remove obstacles in the life of their children and bless them with abundance, good health, success, and prosperity.
Krishna Paksha Chaturthi is a very auspicious date for the Hindus. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Women observe Sakat Chauth Vrata on this very day. They pray to Goddess Sakat and Lord Ganesh for the long life, well being and success of their sons. They keep a day-long fast on Sakat Chauth without having any food or water.
Their children are blessed with long life, success, and prosperity. Lord Ganesh is also worshiped on Sakat Chauth. Worshiping Lord Ganesh on this day brings joy and happiness in the lives of the devotees.
It is said that Lord Ganesh removes all the miseries from the lives of their devotees and blesses them with long life, success, and well being. In fact, there is a very famous temple dedicated to Goddess Sakat in the Sakat village of Rajasthan. This temple is nearly 60 km from Alwar and km from Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan.
One can visit this temple to get the blessings of Goddess Sakat. It is said that Lord Ganesha was born on the day of Chaturthi. Hindu Purana texts say that it was on this day that Lord Ganesh competed with his brother Lord Kartikeya and other Gods to orbit the earth seven times as ordered by his parents, Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati.
Lord Ganesh eventually won as He chooses to orbit his parents believing that they were equivalent to the Mother Earth.
Lord Shiva was pleased with Ganesh and gave him the first Pooja right. The special significance of this day is mentioned in the Puranas. It is believed that one can overcome all the sufferings by worshiping Lord Ganesh on this day. All the Gods and Goddesses are pleased by the worship of Lord Ganesh only.
In the Mahabharata period, Dharmaraj Yudhishthira was the first one to keep this fast on the advice of Lord Krishna.
Sakat Chauth Vrata has miraculous effects. Mothers keep this fast for the well being of their children. Hindus believe that the fast remove the sufferings of the child. With the effect of Sakat Chaturthi fast, the child gets achievement, success, and well being throughout his life. Lord Chandra Deva is also worshiped on this day. It is performed by the mothers for the long life of their children.
One should get up before sunrise, have a bath and wear fresh and clean clothes. Then you should perform Lord Ganapati puja. You should place an idol of Lord Ganesh in your place of worship. You have to bathe the idol of Lord Ganesh with Ganga Jal. Mothers who keep the Sakat Chauth Vrata have to observe the fast without having any food or water throughout the day.
Before sunset, they should recite Lord Ganesha Vandana. After sunset one should again have a bath and wear new clothes, now, you can follow your customs and perform Ganesh puja with full devotion. One should offer laddoos made of til and gud to Lord Ganesh. You should keep this Naivedya in a basket made of bamboo. It should be kept throughout the night.
The child only opens the basket, and the Prasadam is distributed among the brothers and sisters. There is also a popular custom wherein a goat is prepared out of Tilkuta. After the Ganesh Pujan, the symbolic goat made from Tilkuta is cut open with a knife by one of the children. After this, the fast can be broken. Now, you can have Prasad made from til and gud. Sakat Chauth Vrat Katha Once there used to live a rich merchant with his wife.
They had no faith in religious customs and beliefs. The couple did not have any children. It was Sakat Chauth. She was reciting the Sakat Chauth Puja story. She had kept the Sakat Chauth Vrata. Sakat Mata lifted her son from the marriage ceremony and held him over a Peepal tree.
Their marriage was thus abandoned. The girl became very frightened and came running to her house. She told her mother about this incident. Her mother had promised to keep the Sakat Chauth Vrata but never performed it. So, Sakat Mata got angry and had put him on this Peepal Tree. However, she did not fulfill her promise. Her son was freed from the Peepal tree. He got married with the girl at a grand party.
Sakat Mata was pleased with the family and blessed them with all kinds of favors. Seeing this, the villagers started to perform the Sakat Vrata with Tilkuta. Jai Lord Ganesha!! Jai Sakat Mata!! Here, we share the story with you. Long ago, there lived a potter in a small village. He was an expert in making nice clay pots. He used to harden them in the kiln. Once it so happened that the potter kept some utensils in the kiln, but the fire could not ripen the pots.
Moreover, he could not ripen the pots even after repeated attempts. The potter got disheartened and approached the King for help. The King listened to the potter and consulted his Raj Purohit for a solution to this strange phenomenon.
The Raj Purohit suggested that the potter should offer the Bali sacrifice of a child before preparing the kiln for the utensils. After hearing the advice of Raj Purohit, the King ordered that each family should offer one child whenever the potter prepares kiln.
All families obeyed the order of the King and started to give one of their children. After some days, an old woman had to offer her child for the Bali. She had only one son.
It happened to be the Sakat Chaturthi Day. The old woman feared that her only child would be killed on the auspicious day of Sakat. The old woman told her son to pray to Goddess Sakat while in the kiln. She assured the child that these items would protect him from the fire of kiln with the grace of Goddess Sakat. Finally, the child was made to sit in the kiln. The old woman began to pray to Goddess Sakat to protect the life of her only son. The kiln was lit and left for the coming days. However, due to the grace of Mata Sakat, the kiln was prepared within one night.
Next day, the potter came to inspect the kiln. He was astonished when he saw the sight. He found that the son of the old woman was safe. Not only this, the other children who were offered before for preparing the kiln were also alive. All the villagers accepted the power and grace of Goddess Sakat. They praised the old woman and her child for their trust and devotion towards Goddess Sakat. Sakat Chauth was recognized as the day for offering gratitude and thanksgiving for Sakat Mata.
Mothers started worshiping Sakat Mata and prayed for the well being and long life of their children. Women keep a fast on this day for the well being of their sons. Sakat Chauth is mainly observed in the North Indian states. Lord Ganesh is also worshiped on the day of Sakat Chauth. Sakat Chauth will be celebrated on 13th January Monday.
Sakat Chauth Vrat Katha | Legends of Sakat Chauth
तिल चौथ की कहानी -Til chauth ki kahani