Skanda Sashti 2022: Skanda Sashti is a very important holiday celebrated in South India. Goddess Parvati and Lord Shankar’s son Kartikeya are worshiped on this day. Lord Skanda is also known as Murugan, Karthikeyan, Subramanya.

This festival will be celebrated on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Paush. This time, this monthly Skanda Shashthi will be celebrated on January 7th.

It is believed that by worshiping Kartikeya sickness, sorrow and poverty come to an end. According to mythology, the six-faced child Skanda, born of the brilliance of Lord Shiva, was protected by breastfeeding by six Kritikas, hence the name Kartikeya.

Skanda Shashti Muhurta:

Beginning of the date of Shashti: January 7, Friday, 11:10 a.m.
Shashthi Tithi ends: January 8, Saturday at 10:42 a.m.

Meaning of Skanda Sashti:

In Skanda Purana, Kumar is Kartikeya and this Purana is considered the greatest of all the Puranas. It is mentioned in the scriptures that by observing the fast of Skanda Shashti one frees oneself from lust, anger, madness, attachment, ego and attains the right path.

According to astrology, Lord Kartikeya is the lord of Shashti Tithi and Mars and his abode is in the southerly direction.

That is why people who have a weak Mars sign in Cancer in their horoscope, they should observe Lord Kartikeya’s fast on this day to strengthen Mars and achieve auspicious results from Mars.

Because Skanda Shashthi is dear to Lord Kartikeya, one must observe quickly on this day. Apart from Skanda Sashti, this day is also known as Champa Sashti due to Lord Kartikeya’s taste for Champa flowers.

Skanda Sashti Worship Method:

  • On the day of Skanda Shashthi, purify yourself by bathing in Brahmamuhurta.
  • After that, spread a red cloth on a pole and establish the idol of Lord Kartikeya.
  • Along with this, the idols of Shankar-Parvati and Ganesh ji should also be installed.
  • After that, install the Kalash in front of Kartikeya ji.
  • Then first of all worship Ganesha.
  • If possible, light an uninterrupted flame, light a lamp morning and evening.
  • After that, offer water to Lord Kartikeya and put on new clothes.
  • Offer fruit and candy by offering flowers or flower garlands.
  • The worship performed on this day for the accomplishment of a particular task is believed to be fruitful.
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