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Sashti 2011 / Skanda Sashti is a Tamilian Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Skanda or Lord Muruga or Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva who is a popular deity in Southern India. Sashti or the sixth day of the lunar period is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Skanda Sashti is also called Kumar Sashti.

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Date Day Sashti Viratham

10 January

Monday

Sashti Viratham

09 February

Wednesday

Sashti Viratham

11 March

Friday

Sashti Viratham

09 April

Saturday

Sashti Viratham

09 May

Monday

Sashti Viratham

07 June

Tuesday

Sashti Viratham

06 July

Wednesday

Sashti Viratham

05 August

Friday

Sashti Viratham

03 September

Saturday

Sashti Viratham

02 October

Sunday

Sashti Viratham

01 November

Tuesday

Sashti Viratham Day 1

30 November

Wednesday

Sashti Viratham Day 2

30 December

Friday

Subrahmanyan Shasti

Skanda Sashti 2011

Skanda Sashti 2011

Sashti 2011 – What is Skanda Sashti?

Skanda Sashti is a popular festival that is celebrated by Tamil Hindus with much devotion. It is festival dedicated to their deity. Lord Murugan or Skanda. This is why it is also known as Murugan Sashti or Kanda Sashti. Skanda is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, while in North India, he is considered to be the elder brother of Lord Ganesha while in South India, he is considered the younger brother of Lord Ganesha. Lord Murugan is also known as Lord Subramanya or Karthikeyan.

Skanda Sashti Viratham – Importance

Every Sashti Tithi is dedicated to Lord Skanda. On Shukla Paksha Sashti day, devotees of Lord Skanda observe a fast to please their deity and get his blessings. However, for devotees to observe Sashti Viratham, the most auspicious time is when Panchami and Sashti Tithi combine. In other words, the end of Panchami tithi and beginning of Sashti tithi between sunrise and sunset is the most appropriate hour that is chosen to observe Skanda Sashti Viratham. This is why this fast is observed during Panchami Tithi.

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