Sashti vratham or Sashti fasting is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Lord Murugan. It falls on sixth day in each Hindu month. In February 2018, Sashti Viratham date is 21 February, Wednesday.
It falls in Maasi masam as per Tamil calendar. Other Sashti tithi date in February 2018 is 5/6 February which falls in Thai masam.
In Tamil Nadu, some parts of Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Sashti vratham is observed with utmost devotion. Devotees observe fasting on Sashti and perform Subramanya puja in the night before breaking the fast.
Panchang, Sashti Viratham – 21 February 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:59 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:22
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 10:27 Chandrastama (Moonset) 23:26
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Shashthi – 27:50*
Nakshatra Ashwini – 14:02
Yoga Shukla – 10:55
Karana Taitila – 27:50*
Purnimanta Month Phaalguna
Amavasyanta Month Phaalguna
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 12:40 – 14:06
Gulika Kalam: 11:15 – 12:40
Yama Gandam: 08:24 – 09:49
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kumbha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:27 – 25:01*
Durmuhurthams: 12:17 – 13:03