Today, 5 July 2011, is Skanda Panchami, Shukla Paksha Panchami in Ashada month. This festival is dedicated to Lord Subramanya swamy (Muruga). It is even more auspicious as it falls on Tuesday. Tuesday is the favorite day for Subramanya puja, Kuja graha dosha parihara pujas, etc. After 8 in the morning today, Chavithi ends and Panchami comes. So in some places, Skanda Panchami is observed tomorrow, 6 July 2011, Wednesday.
Kumar Sashti is another important festival dedicated to Lord Subramanya swamy falls in Ashada month. In 2011, it is observed tomorrow, 6 July.