Krishna Paksha Chaturthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and devotees observe Sankashti Chaturthi fasting on each Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. However Krishna Paksha Chaturthi during month of Magh is also observed as Sakat Chauth and it is observed mainly in North Indian states. Sakat Chauth is dedicated to Goddess Sakat and women observe fasting on the very same day for well-being of their sons. The legend of Sakat Chauth describes compassionate nature of Goddess Sakat.
There is Sakat village in Rajasthan and it has temple dedicated to Goddess Sankat. The deity is famous as Sankat Chauth Mata. This temple is about 60 K.M. from Alwar and 150 K.M. from Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan. One can visit Sakat Mata Temple to get more information on Sakat Goddess.
On Sakat Chauth Lord Ganesha is also worshipped. Worshipping Lord Ganesha on this day brings happiness and prosperity.
Sakat Chauth is also known as Sankat Chauth, Til-Kuta Chauth, Vakra-Tundi Chaturthi and Maghi Chauth.