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Sashti 2014 / 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

06 January

Monday

Sashti Viratham

04 February

Tuesday

Sashti Viratham

06 March

Thursday

Sashti Viratham

05 April

Saturday

Sashti Viratham

04 May

Sunday

Sashti Viratham

03 June

Tuesday

Sashti Viratham

03 July

Thursday

Sashti Viratham

01 August

Friday

Sashti Viratham

31 August

Sunday

Sashti Viratham

29 September

Monday

Sashti Viratham

24 October

Friday

Sashti Viratham day 1

25 October

Saturday

Sashti Viratham day 2

26 October

Sunday

Sashti Viratham day 3

27 October

Monday

Sashti Viratham day 4

28 October

Tuesday

Sashti Viratham day 5

29 October

Wednesday

Soora Samharam

30 October

Thursday

Tiru Kalyanam

27 November

Thursday

Subrahmanyan Shasti

26 December

Friday

Sashti Viratham

Skanda Sashti 2014

Skanda Sashti 2014

Sashti 2014 – 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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