Muruga Shashti in October 2012: Skanda Sashti during Durga Navratri

Muruga Shashti or Skanda Sashti is a vrata dedicated to Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda, Kartiekya or Subramanya. In October 2012, Muruga Shashti vrata date is 20 October 2012, Saturday.

The Shashti falls during Durga Navratri is most auspicious because on the day before Shashti, Goddess Skandamata, one of the Navadurga Goddesses and the mother of Skanda, is worshipped.

This Sashti falls in Aippasi Month in Tamil calendar, Thulam month in Malayalam calendar, Ashwin Month (Ashwayuja Masam) in all other Hindu calendars..

Those who observe a fast and Shashti vrata on Maha Shashti would be cleansed from all his sins and become free from ill-effects. This day is very auspicious for the Hindus in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.

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  1. Bala says:

    Lord Muruga, the younger brother of Lord Ganesha, is the protector of our earth plane.