Sashti is an auspicious day for Tamil Hindus. It is dedicated to worshipping Lord Murugan.
Devotees observe fasting on this day to please the deity and invoke His blessings for a happy and prosperous life.
Sashti is observed on the sixth day of Krishna Paksha of every Hindu calendar month.
Skanda Sashti August 2022 Date: August 3, Wednesday.
Tithi Timing: August 03, 5:42 am – August 04, 5:41 am.
Sashti Rituals: Devotees keep a partial or full fasting to please Lord Murugan.
The fasting begins at the time of sunrise and concludes on the next day after offering prayers to the Sun God.
Partial fasting can be done by eating fruits.
Those having health issues can observe the fast with single meal during the day.
Eating non-vegetarian food and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited.
On this day, Lord Murugan devotees also read ‘Skanda Purana’ and recite the ‘Skanda Shasti Kavacham’.
It is considered very auspicious to visit the temples of Lord Murugan in the evening.
Sashti Significance: It is believed that a person who offers prayers and observes fasting on Shashti will receive blessings of Lord Murugan.
Skanda Sashti Dates in 2022:
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Jan 07, 11:10 AM – Jan 08, 10:43 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Feb 06, 3:47 AM – Feb 07, 4:38 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Mar 07, 10:32 PM – Mar 09, 12:31 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Apr 06, 6:01 PM – Apr 07, 8:33 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : May 06, 12:33 PM – May 07, 2:57 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Jun 05, 4:53 AM – Jun 06, 6:40 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Jul 04, 6:33 PM – Jul 05, 7:29 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Aug 03, 5:42 AM – Aug 04, 5:41 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Sep 01, 2:49 PM – Sep 02, 1:51 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Sep 30, 10:35 PM – Oct 01, 8:47 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Oct 30, 5:50 AM – Oct 31, 3:28 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Nov 28, 1:35 PM – Nov 29, 11:04 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Dec 27, 10:53 PM – Dec 28, 8:44 PM|