Kandha Sashti in Sivanmalai Subramanyaswamy Temple is one of the famous festivals at this temple. In 2017, Kandha Sashti begins on 20 October and ends on 27 October.
Skanda Shashti Puaj is generally observed for six days starting from the sixth day in the bright half of the Aippasi month according to Tamil calendar. Aippasi month usually falls during October – November.
Skanda Shashti is dedicated to Lord Skanda, the younger son of Lord Shiva. Lord Skanda is also called as Lord Subramanya or Murugan or Sanat Kumara or Kumara Swamy or Shanmukha or Karthikeya. He is one of the purposeful divine incarnations.