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Skanda Sashthi 2021: Significance, Auspicious Timing & Date

My Jyotish Expert Updated 15 Jun 2021 02:31 PM IST
Skanda Sashthi 2021
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On Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, Skanda sashti will be observed. The Hindu festival of skanda sashti, also known as kumar sasthi, honours Lord Kartikeya, the son of devi Parvati and Lord Shiva. All sasthi tithis are dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, but Shukla paksha sasthi in the lunar month Kartika is the most important since it commemorates Lord Kartikeya's or Subarmanya's also known as Murga In tamil. 

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According to the Hindi calendar, Skanda Shashthi is observed on the Shashthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha in every month. This time Skanda Shashti of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month is falling on Wednesday, 16 June 2021. This date is dedicated to Lord Kumar Kartikeya, the eldest son of Lord Shiva. Lord Kartikeya is worshiped on this day with rituals. Lord Kartikeya is also called Skanda, hence this date is called Skanda Shashthi. According to religious belief, worshiping Lord Kartikeya and observing fast on the day of Skanda Shashti removes all the troubles of a person's life and brings happiness, prosperity and happiness in life. So let us know the importance of Skanda Shashthi fast, auspicious time and fast worship method.
 

Skanda Sashti June 2021 Date & Time

Sashti Jyeshtha Skanda Date - 16 June 2021
Jyeshtha Shukla Shashthi Begins - June 15, 2021, 10:56 PM
Jyeshtha Shukla Shashthi will end on June 16, 2021 at 10:45 p.m.
 

Skanda Sashti's Importance

Lord Skanda is honoured on Sashti Tithi. Sashti tithis in general are considered auspicious.Devotees of the Hindu religion fast on Shukla Paksha Sashti day to seek blessings from Him. Devotees fast for six days during the Shukla Paksha Sashti in Kartika month.


Skanda Sashti: Ritual

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. Some devotees also visit a temple to offer their prayers.

As per the rituals, fasting begins with sunrise and is broken on the next day morning. Also, the method of fasting depends on an individual as some observe a full-day fast while others undertake partial fasting.

Skanda Shashthi Puja Method-
  • On the day of Skanda Shashthi, wake up early in the morning and after taking bath, take a vow of fasting first while meditating on God. 
  • Now install the idol of Maa Gauri and Shiva along with Lord Kartikeya.
  • Light a lamp of ghee and worship with seasonal fruits, flowers, dry fruits, kalava, akshat, turmeric, sandalwood, milk, cow's ghee, perfume etc.
  • In the end take out the aarti and pray for forgiveness and fast for the whole day.
  • In the evening, do aarti again after worship and after that do fruit food.


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