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Skanda Sashti 2023 Dates

Skanda Sashti 2023 Dates

Skanda is a famous Hindu God quite popular in South India particularly in Tamil Nadu. Along with Lord Ganesha, Lord Skanda is also the son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Skanda is considered as the younger brother of Lord Ganesha in South India whereas Skanda is considered as the elder brother of Lord Ganesha in North India.

Sashti Tithi, which comes during Shukla Paksha Sashti day, is dedicated to Murugan or Lord Skanda. Many people fast on this day of Skanda Sashti. Skanda Sashti is observed on the sixth day of the bright fortnight of the Tamil month of Aippasi (October – November) and is believed that Lord Skanda killed the demon Taraka on this day. Skanda Sashti Vratam or Kanda Shasthi Vratam is considered the day when Sashti Tithi is combined with Panchami Tithi, therefore Skanda Sashti Vratam is to be observed on Panchami Tithi. Skanda Sashti is also known as Kanda Shashti.

When Panchami Tithi concludes or Sashti Tithi begins between sunrise and sunset then both Panchami and shashti are united then this day is observed as Skanda Sashti Vratam. Dharmasindhu and Nirnayasindhu scriptures have this rule written. Popular Murgun temple - Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam in Tiruchendur, follows this rule along with other Murugan temples in Tamil Nadu and Soorasamharam day is observed one day before Sashti Tithi if on previous day shashti Tithi is combined with Panchami Tithi.

People observe six days fasting starting from first day or Pirathamai of Karthika lunar month and concludes on the sixth day known as Soorasamharam day during the Skanda Shashti fasting. Soorasamharam is the final and most significant day during the six days festival as it is considered that Lord Murugan killed Demon Surapadman on this day and thus Soorasamharam festival is observed year after year to mark the victory of good over evil. Check out the Skanda Sashti 2020 Dates. Below we have given Skanda Sashti 2023 Dates.

Skanda Sashti 2023 Dates

Date Day Shashti
26-Jan-23 Thursday Skanda Shashti
25-Feb-23 Saturday Skanda Sashti
26-Mar-23 Sunday Skanda Sashti
25-Apr-23 Tuesday Skanda Sashti
25-May-23 Thursday Skanda Shashti
24-Jun-23 Saturday Skanda Shashti
23-Jul-23 Sunday Adhik Skanda Sashti
22-Aug-23 Tuesday Skanda Shashti
20-Sep-23 Wednesday Skanda Shashti
20-Oct-23 Friday Skanda Shashti
18-Nov-23 Saturday Soora Samharam
18-Dec-23 Monday Subrahmanya Sashti

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