Skanda Sashti is a very important festival celebrated in Southern India. People are worshipping Lord Kartikeya, the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati on the day of Skanda Sashti (स्कन्द षष्ठी व्रत). The Vrat Katha of Kanda Sashti (स्कंद षष्ठी व्रत कथा) is also read during the worship. People are knowing Lord Skanda as other names as Murugan, Karthikeyan, Subramanian Swamy. By worshiping Tamil God Kartikeya, then he will remove your disease, sorrow and poverty. Skanda Sashti is more recognized especially in South India. People in South India celebrate this date with great reverence as a festival. Doing the fast of full day on Skanda Sashti tithi, it will reduces the suffering of children and remove negative energy around you.
Skanda Sashti is the vrat which is come on every month and It is also special for happiness and peace in the family. Offering offering coconut to Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati at Shiva temple, It will bring happiness and peace in the family. Let’s checkout the Monthly Skanda Sashti Dates 2023 list. You can also check the Tamil Vrat Skanda Sashti katha, story, puja vishi, benefits and significance.
Skanda Sashti Vrat 2023 Dates Calendar (स्कन्द षष्ठी व्रत के दिन)
|23-Jul-23||Sunday||Adhik Skanda Sashti|
2022 Skanda Sashti Vrat Puja Vidhi (स्कन्द षष्ठी की पूजा विधि)
- Get up before sunrise (सूर्योदय से पूर्व उठें).
- Taking bath and wear clean clothes (साफ वस्त्र धारण करें).
- Lay a red cloth on a checkpoint(एक चौकी पर लाल वस्त्र बिछाएं).
- Now install the idol of Lord Kartikeya (कार्तिकेय की प्रतिमा की स्थापना करें).
- Along with these, the idols of Lord Shiva,-Parvati and Ganesh ji should also be installed.
- Place a Kalash in front of Lord Kartikeya (कलश स्थापित करें).
- Now first worship Lord Ganesha (हले गणेश वंदना करें).
- Light an unbroken flame or definitely light a lamp in the morning and evening (अखंड ज्योत जलाएं).
- Offer water to Lord Kartikeya and offer new clothes as well.
- Offer flowers or garlands, and offer fruits to Lord Kartikeya (फूलों की माला अर्पित कर फल का भोग लगाएं).
- Offer sweets to the idol of Kartikeya (मिष्ठान का भोग लगाएं).
- It is believed that the worship performed on this day for the accomplishment of special work is fruitful.
Skanda Sashti Vrat Katha or Story PDF Download (भगवान कार्तिकेय – स्कंद षष्ठी व्रत कथा)
Skanda Sashti Vrat Significance and Importance (स्कन्द षष्ठी व्रत का महत्व)
In Skanda Purana, Kumar Kartikeya is considered to be the largest God. Lord Kartikeya is the lord of Skanda Sashti and Mars. He is always leave in the south direction. By observing the fast of Sashti, one gets freedom from lust, anger, attachment and ego. Your goal is sure achieved. The people who have low Mars in Cancer sign in their horoscope, they should observe fast of Lord Kartikeya on this day to strengthen Mars and get auspicious results of Mars. Skanda Sashti being dear to Lord Kartikeya, one must observe fast on this day.
Skanda Sashti Vrat Benefits (स्कन्द षष्ठी व्रत लाभ)
- The description of the glory of this Skanda Sashti Vrat is found in the Narada-Narayan dialogue of Skanda Purana.
- Worship of Lord Kartikeya destroys one’s sins.
- This fast is also known by the name of Putra Shashti (संतान षष्ठी). By observing this fast, the pain of the son is removed.
- Your all sorrows end (सभी दुखों का अंत होता है).
- On the basis of Hindi religious beliefs, Skanda Sashti fast is also seen from the point of view of health.
- This fast is observed only for the relief of health related miseries.
- With the blessings of Lord Kartikeya, one gets respect, life, prestige, fame and glory.
- Worship of Kartikeya destroys diseases, sorrows, sins, etc.