Skanda 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 January 2023 Date: January 26, Thursday.
Tithi Timing: January 26, 10:28 am – January 27, 9:10 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 2023 Dates:
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Jan 26, 10:28 AM – Jan 27, 9:10 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Feb 25, 12:31 AM – Feb 26, 12:20 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Mar 26, 4:33 PM – Mar 27, 5:28 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Apr 25, 9:40 AM – Apr 26, 11:28 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : May 25, 3:01 AM – May 26, 5:20 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Jun 23, 7:54 PM – Jun 24, 10:17 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Jul 23, 11:45 AM – Jul 24, 1:43 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Aug 22, 2:00 AM – Aug 23, 3:06 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Sep 20, 2:16 PM – Sep 21, 2:15 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Oct 20, 12:32 AM – Oct 20, 11:25 PM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Nov 18, 9:18 AM – Nov 19, 7:23 AM|
|Shashthi Tithi Timing : Dec 17, 5:33 PM – Dec 18, 3:14 PM|