Skanda Sashti 2023: Skanda Sashti is a day of good fortune for Tamil Hindus. It is dedicated to Lord Murugan’s worship.
On this day, devotees fast to appease the deity and seek His blessings for a happy and prosperous life.
Every Hindu calendar month’s sixth day of Krishna Paksha is observed as Sashti.
To please Lord Murugan, devotees observe partial or total fasts.
The fasting begins at sunrise and concludes the following morning after prayers to the Sun God.
By consuming fruits, it is possible to observe a partial fast.
Those with health concerns may observe the fast with one meal per day.
Alcohol and non-vegetarian food consumption are strictly prohibited.
Devotees of Lord Murugan also read the Skanda Purana and recite the Skanda Shasti Kavacham on this day.
Evening visits to Lord Murugan’s temples are considered to be extremely auspicious.
On Shashti, it is believed that a person who prays and fasts will receive the 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|