Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi is a very auspicious day. Sankashti Chaturthi, or as its popularly known to people, Sankata Hara Chaturthi is a Holy day, and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Sankshti Chaturthi is usually celebrated on the Hindi calendar month, Krishna Paksha. The story behind the Chaturthi concerns, Angarak who was the son of the mother earth and was honest in his devotion to Lord Ganesha. After seeing his devotion to him, the benevolent Lord Ganesha, on the eve of Magh Krishna Chaturthi (Tuesday), asked him for a wish. Angarak then spoke that his only wish was to be related to Lord Ganesha in any way, and the Lord obliged it with his blessings, and said that from now, anyone who workships him on the Angarika Chaturthi will see his wishes and desires come true.
On this eve, the devotees of the Lord keep a fast that lasts from morning to evening and is only broken after they conduct a Pooja for him. The devotees believe that their hardships will be relieved if they pray to Ganesha on this day.
The meaning of Angarki Sankashti is deliverance, and likewise, the people are hopeful that their hardships will be lessened on this day, if they bow to the Lord Ganesha on this day.