How can we observe Sashti Viratham?

On the Sashti day, get up early and take the morning bath. Clean either the house or at least the Pooja section/room of the house. Then, light an earthenware lamp in front of the deity or picture of the Lord Muruga, perform deep Arathi and then offer the ‘Naivedyam’ of milk and fruits.

How do you fast on Sashti?

By keeping fast or vrat on Skanda Sashti day, devotees pay their tributes to the Lord for killing the demon and restoring peace. Devotees on this day get up early, take a bath, worship Lord Murugan and observe a fast for the whole day. They offer an oil lamp, incense sticks, flowers, kumkum, etc to him.

What is Kantha Sasti Viratham?

Shashti viratham is a ritual or custom or cultural festival performed by Tamil Hindus in the month of November. During this ritual, people will fast for six days continuously in order to receive the blessings of the Tamil god Muruga.

Can we eat after Soorasamharam?

The fasting of the Skanda Sashti festival also continues till the day of Soorasamharam. The observer of this vrat can only eat a single meal during the day. The fasting ends on the following day, that is, on ‘Thirukalyanam’. Special rituals are held in Lord Murugan temples on this day.

Which day is special for Lord Murugan?

Skanda Sashti or Kanda Sashti, mainly observed by Tamil Hindus is the most significant festival dedicated to Lord Murugan. This year Vaikasi Visakam 2021 falls on 25 May, Tuesday. Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple he is worshiped as he (Lord Kartikeya) worshiped Lord Shiva.

What is Shashti Pooja?

Skanda Shasti is a Hindu festival celebrated on every Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi of each Hindu calender month. According to Hindu Panchang, the Skanda Shasti which falls in Jyestha maas is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya or Skanda.

How many Shasti are in a month?

Shasti is observed on the sixth day of each lunar fortnight, that is, Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) and Krishna Paksha (the period of waning phase of moon) of every lunar month in the traditional Hindu calendar. Thus there are two occurrences of Shasti every month.

Why do we celebrate Skanda Shasti?

Skanda Sashti 2021: Skanda Sashti is considered important for the Hindus as it is dedicated to Lord Skanda-God of war, the son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. God Skanda is also known as Murugan, Kartikeyan and Subramanya. Skanda Sashti is observed on the Sashti Tithi, Shukla Paksha every Hindu month.

Is today special for Murugan?

Shasti or ‘Sasthi’ is an auspicious day for Hindus belonging to the Tamil community. This day is dedicated to worshipping Lord Murugan. On this day Muruga devotees observe fasting to please their lord and invoke His blessings for a happy and prosperous life.

Which God is on Tuesday?

Tuesday: Tuesday is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Kali and Lord Hanuman.

What happens on Shashti?

The worship of Shashthi is prescribed to occur on the sixth day of each lunar month of the Hindu calendar as well as on the sixth day after a child’s birth….

Goddess of children, reproduction, child birth, mid-wives
Other names Devasena
Devanagari षष्ठी
Sanskrit transliteration Ṣaṣṭhī

Is Sashti good day?

What does Sashti Viratham stand for in Hinduism?

Sashti Viratham is Hindu term for the practice of fasting on the 6th lunar days after every Full Moon and New Moon phase of lunar months. Sashti Viratham is observed to pray and propitiate Lord Muruga or Karthikeya.

How is Sashti viratam dedicated to the god Muruga?

Sashti viratam or fasting is dedicated to the Hindu God Muruga, also known as Skanda, Kanda, Karthik and Shanmuga. Fasting is practiced by abstaining from food for 24 hours – beginning from one sunrise to the other of the next day.

Which is the best day to observe Sashti vratam?

Sashti Tithi is dedicated to Lord Skanda. Devotees keep fast during Shukla Paksha Sashti day. For Skanda Sashti Vratam the day when Sashti Tithi is combined with Panchami Tithi is preferred. Hence Skanda Sashti Vratam might be observed on Panchami Tithi. How to observe Shasti Vratam? The Shasti fasting begins with sunrise.

When is Sashti Viratham Festival in Tamil Nadu?

It is a 6-day festival in the new Moon phase of the lunar month of Aippasi or Aswin that occurs between months of October- November. Six temples in Tamil Nadu state of India is considered sacred for God Muruga and this festival is celebrated with grand decorum.