Champa Sashti is a six day festival observed from Shukla Paksha Pratipada to Sashti in Margashirsha Month in Maharashtra. In 2016, Champa Sashti begins on November 30 and ends on December 5 with Sashti.
Champa Sashti marks the victory of Lord Khandoba over the demons called Mani and Malla.
The festival is celebrated with utmost gusto in Jejuri Khandoba Temple in Maharashtra.
Lord Khandoba is also popular with other names – Malhari Martand, Khanderaya, Khanderao and Mallu Khan. He is also worshipped as Martand Bhairav, an aspect of Lord Shiva.
Champa Sashti is also celebrated as Subramanya Sashti in other places of India.
In 2015, Champa Sashti begins on December 12 and ends on December 17 with Sashti.
In 2014, Champa Sashti begins on November 23 and ends on November 27 with Sashti.
In 2013, Champa Sashti begins on December 3 and ends on December 8 with Sashti.
In 2012, Champa Sashti begins on December 14 and ends on December 18 with Sashti.