Today is Kumara Sashti, 22 July 2015.
Kumara Sashti is an auspicious vrat dedicated to Lord Muruga (Subramanya swamy). This is a popular festival in Nepal and South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. It falls in Shukla Paksha Sashti in Ashada month.
The three days – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi, Panchami, and Sashti are three important and auspicious days dedicated to Subramanya swamy. Kuja graha shanti puja, and shanti homas are observed during these days.