Sashti 2013: Sashti Viratham 2013, Shashti Fasting

Sashti Viratham is a vratam dedicated to Lord Muruga who is also referred to as Skanda, Subramanya, Kartikeya, or Shanmuga. This viratham is observed on Sashti or the sixth day in Shukla Paksha of each month in Hindu calendar.

Sashti Vritham is a popularly observed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka & some parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Skanda Sashti is observed for six days in Aippasi Month of Tamil calendar. Soorasamharam and Thirukalyanam are the most popular events of Skanda Sashti festival.

Devotees observe fasting on Sashti day and recite Skanda Sashti Kavacham to get blessed by Lord Murugan.

Kumara Sashti, Subramanya Sashti and Naga Sashti are some other famous vrathas performed on Sashti days.

The list of Sashti Viratham or Shashti fasting dates in 2013 is given here..

Wednesday, 16 January 2013: Sashti Viratham / Fasting

Friday, 15 February 2013: Sashti Viratham / Fasting

Sunday, 17 March 2013: Sashti Viratham / Fasting

Tuesday, 16 April 2013: Sashti Viratham / Fasting

Wednesday, 15 May 2013: Sashti Viratham / Fasting

Friday, 14 June 2013: Sashti Viratham / Fasting

Sunday, 14 July 2013: Sashti Viratham / Fasting

Monday, 12 August 2013: Sashti Fasting / Viratham

Tuesday, 10 September 2013: Sashti Fasting / Viratham

Thursday, 10 October 2013: Sashti Fasting / Viratham

Sunday, 3 November 2013: Skanda Sashti festival begins – day 1

Monday, 4 November 2013: Skanda Sashti day 2

Tuesday, 5 November 2013: Skanda Sashti day 3

Wednesday, 6 November 2013: Skanda Sashti day 4

Thursday, 7 November 2013: Skanda Sashti day 5

Friday, 8 November 2013: Soorasamharam

Saturday, 9 November 2013: Thirukalyanam – Skanda Sashti festival ends

Saturday, 7 December 2013: Subramanya Sashti

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  1. Hemadri says:

    till what time is skanda shasti on 16/4/2013

  2. Toral says:

    is 8 nov 2013 auspicous day for delivery

  3. Heera says:

    why is the shashti vritham observed by hindus

  4. Asmita says:

    How can take Sashti fasting in every month

  5. Bhadrang says:

    may 15 / may 16 is sasthi viratham

  6. Hanumant says:

    may 2013 skand shasti vrat date in hindi

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  8. Makrand says:

    when is 7 days sasthi verudam in november 2013

  9. Ambika says:

    what to do on skanda sashti 14th june 2013

  10. Thavanesh says:

    when was shashti vrutham in this malayalam month

  11. Areehah says:

    importance of skanda shasti or kumara shasti on july 14th 2013

  12. Charu says:

    how to observe fasting on sasti at home

  13. Aarika says:

    according to hindu calender in in july 2013 when is shasti

  14. Palash says:

    how to take sashti vritham in kerala 2013

  15. Vibhishan says:

    shashti day in aug 2013 for childbirth pooja

  16. Brajraaj says:

    prayers and viratham to be followed in 2013]

  17. Virikvas says:

    when is sashti in month of august 2013

  18. Anulekha says:

    dates of shasti for the year 2013 in kannada

  19. Savitha says:

    how to follow sasti viratham in every month

  20. Mrudula says:

    when is Kandtha Sashti tHRIUKALYANAM in UK in 2013?