Skanda Panchami or Kanda Panjami, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Skanda (Muruga, Kumaraswamy). In 2018, Skanda Panchami date is July 17.
It is celebrated on Ashada Shukla Panchami, Panchami day in Ashada month.
Skanda Panchami is celebrated with lot of fervor in temple dedicated to Lord Muruga in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Kanda Panjami fasting begins on Panchami morning and ends on Sashti day. Some devotees also observe fasting on Sashti.