Kumar Sashti is a festival during which Lord Kumara is worshipped. Lord Kumara, also known as Kartikeya, Skanda, Sanat Kumara, Muruga, Subrahmanya, Shanmukha, is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. In 2009, Kumar Sashti is observed on June 30, Tuesday. Kumar Sashti is the birthday or the appearance day of Lord Kumara.
Kumar Sashti is observed as an important festival in Nepal. Kumar Sashti is celebrated on Ashada Shukla Paksha Sashti. But in Tamilnadu and other South Indian states, the appearance day of Lord Kartikeya is observed during May – June.