Muruga Shashti or Skanda Sashti is a vrata dedicated to Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda, Kartiekya or Subramanya. In October 2020, Shashti vrata date is 22 October 2020, Thursday.
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.
Thursday, 22 October 2020 – Skanda Sashti Viratham in Aippasi Masam (Shashti Vrata in Nija Ashwayuja Masam) – Aippasi 6
Panchang, 22 October 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:30 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:51
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)12:07 Chandrastama (Moonset)23:02
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Shashthi – 07:39
Nakshatra Purva Ashadha – 24:58*
Yoga Sukarman – 26:36*
Karana Garaja – 19:12
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 13:36 – 15:01
Gulika Kalam: 09:20 – 10:46
Yama Gandam: 06:30 – 07:55
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu
Amrita Kalam 20:13 – 21:48
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 10:43 – 12:18
Durmuhurthams: 14:50 – 15:35
Lord Muruga, the younger brother of Lord Ganesha, is the protector of our earth plane.