Sankatahara Chaturthi is an auspicious festival celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesh. It is observed on every Hindu calendar month on the ‘chaturthi’ (fourth day) of the Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of moon). The celebrations of Sankatahara Chaturthi are prevalent in both northern and southern states of India. The word ‘sankashti’ has a Sanskrit origin and it implies ‘deliverance during difficult times’ whereas ‘chaturthi’ means ‘fourth day or the day of Lord Ganesh. Therefore on this day devotees worship Lord Ganesh to help overcome all obstacles in life and every tough situation.It is believed that by praying with dedication, all desires will be fulfilled and lead to a prosperous life. Childless couples also observe the vrat to be blessed with progeny.