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Agariki Sankashti Chaturthi About



When the fourth day of the second fortnight of a Hindu Calendar Month falls on a Tuesday it is knows as Agariki Sankashti Chaturthi.

It is a special day for the devotees of Shree Siddhivinayak and the preparations for this day begin well in advance. The devotees thronging the temple on this day are innumerable and Darshan from within the Gabhara begins at 1.30 a.m. Tuesday morning and continues uninterrupted (barring the morning Aarti and evening Mahapuja and Aarti) till about 2.00 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

The temple trust makes arrangement of Close Circuit Television to facilitate lakhs of people to get Darshan of Shree Siddhivinayakwithout stepping into the temple.

The common Darshan on Agariki Sankashti Chaturthi Day begins at 2.00 a.m. Tuesday morning and continuous till about 1.00 a.m. Wednesday morning. It is impossible to estimate the total number of people who obtain Darshan of Shree Siddhivinayak on this day. 
The Mahapuja and Abhishek which is carried out is like other Sankashti Chaturthi days. Also performed is a Sahastravartan (i.e. 1000 recitations of Atharva Sheersha) under the auspices of the temple trust.

 This is done at about 6.30 a.m. and is conducted from the mezzanine gallery from where other pujas are also carried out till about 1.00 p.m. after which the gallery is used for common Darshan. On this day again the temple only closes after the last of the Devotees has been able to seek Darshan of Shree Siddhivinayak.