Varuna Shashti, an auspicious day dedicated to Varuna (the God of rain). In 2015, Varuna Shashti date is January 25. It is observed on Magha Shukla Sashti, the sixth day during Magha masam in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Varuna Dev is worshipped with red flowers, chandan (sandal paste), and dhoopa dheepa naivedyam.
Varuna Yagam is also performed in some regions on Varuna Sashti for better rains and harvest season.
In 2014, Varuna Shashti date was February 5.
In 2013, Varuna Shashti date was February 16.
Varuna Shashti 2012 date was January 29.