Lord Subramanya is popularly known as Skanda, Murugan, Kartikeyan, and Kumara Swamy. He is the son of God Shiva & goddess Parvathi and the brother of Lord Ganesha. His vehicle is Peacock.

As per the Hindu calendar, every month during Shukla paksha, Sashti tithi (the sixth day in the bright half of the month) is considered “Skanda Sashti“.

Skanda Sashti Vrat

When Sashti tithi(Sixth Lunar Day) is combined with Panchami tithi (Fifth Lunar Day) is preferred for Skanda Sashti Vrat. This has been mentioned in Dharmasindhu & Nirnayasindhu (Sacred writings of the Hindu Religion).

Vrat is observed by devotees with fasting and performing puja to Lord Subrahmanya in temples or at home. Devotees take only fruits, milk, or any naivedyam offered to god as food for the day.

Soora Samhara

In the lunar month of Karthika on Shukla Paksha Sashti is most significant for devotees. Devotees observe six days fast. Skanda Sashti in Kartika month is called Soora Samhara and the next day is observed as Tiru Kalyanam.

Subrahmanya Sashti

The next Sashti after Skanda Sashti, i.e, in the lunar month of Marghashira is known as Subrahmanya Sashti.

Skanda Sashti Dates 2022

Date Importance
October 30, 2022, Saturday Soora Samharam
November 28, 2022, Sunday Subrahmanya Sashti
December 28, 2022, Monday Skanda Sashti

Skanda Sashti 2023 Dates

Date Importance
January 26, 2023, Thursday Skanda Sashti
February 25, 2023, Saturday Skanda Sashti
March 26, 2023, Sunday Skanda Sashti
April 25, 2023, Tuesday Skanda Sashti
May 25, 2023, Thursday Skanda Sashti
June 24, 2023, Saturday Skanda Sashti
July 23, 2023, Sunday Adhika Skanda Sashti
August 22, 2023, Tuesday Skanda Sashti
September 20, 2023, Wednesday Skanda Sashti
October 20, 2023, Friday Skanda Sashti
November 18, 2023, Saturday Soora Samharam
December 18, 2023, Monday Subrahmanya Sashti
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Skanda Sashti Kavacham

People chants Skanda Sasti Kavacham on this day, it is composed by Sri Deva Raya Swamigal in 16th century to obtain the grace of Lord Murugan.

Skanda Sashti Kavacham in Telugu.

Popular Temples of Murugan to Celebrate Kanda Sashti

There are thousands of temples dedicated to Murugan (Subrahmanya Swamy) in India and abroad.

The most popular temples in India are

  1. The 6 Padai Veedu, also known as the Six War Houses of Lord Murugan in Tamilnadu
  2. Kukke Subrahmanya Swamy Temple in Karnataka
  3. Mopidevi Subrahmanya Swamy Temple in Andhra Pradesh
  4. Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple, Kerala
  5. Kartikeya Temple Pehowa, Haryana
  6. Swami Kartikeya Temple (Kaylong Temple), Kugti in Himachal
  7. Sikkal Singaravelar Subramanya Temple, Tamilnadu
  8. Perunna Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple, Kerala
  9. Thazhakkara Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, Kerala
  10. Bikkavolu Subramanya Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh
  11. Mallam Subramanya Swamy Temple, Chittamuru Mandal, near Naidupeta, Nellore
  12. Subramaniyaswami Temple, Marudamalai, Near Coimbatore,Tamilnadu
  13. Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple, Payyanur, Kerala
  14. Batu Caves, Swamy Murugan Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  15. Murugan temple Langkat Indonesia
  16. Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, Singapore
  17. Murugan Temple, Sydney, Australia

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