Sankasht Chaturthi Vrat II
श्री संकष्ट चतुर्थी
Every month fourth day of the dark phase of the moon is called
Sankasht Chaturthi. Sankashta means sankat (crisis). On
this day Devotees fast for a whole day and break their fast
after having darshan of Moon and worshipping Lord Ganpati.
twenty-one rounds (avartans) of Atharvashirsha should be
recited. The moon should be paid obeisance after giving an
offering and sprinkling sandalwood paste (gandha), flowers and
consecrated rice in its direction.