Skanda Sashti in July 2016 is 09th July Saturday
The Hindu festival Skanda Sashti which is also known by the name of Subrahmanya Shashti or Skanda Subrahmanya Shashti is an important festival for Hindus and that is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is observed on the 6th-day tithi during the Shukla Paksha in the month of ‘Margashira’ according to the Hindu traditional calendar every year. The Sashti falling during the waxing phase of the moon is observed as ‘Skanda Sashti’.
Skanda Sashti is also known as Kanda Shashti.
According to Skanda Purana, once upon a time, three demons Soorapadman, Singamugasuran, and Tharakasuran were causing great troubles to the celestial Devas. Then Lord Shanmuga took an avatar from the third eye of Lord ShivaShiva
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to destroy them. During the war, Lord Muruga transformed Singhamugasuram as a vehicle of Goddess Shakti. Soorapadman tried to escape by hiding himself as a mango tree in the ocean floor after fighting. Lord Muruga split the mango tree and converted one-half as peacock vehicle and the other half as 'ceval' or rooster banner. After giving blessings to the Asuras, Lord Muruga freed the Devas. The destruction of three Asuras symbolizes the destruction of ego and illusion.
Skanda Sashti Dates in 2016
15 January 2016, Friday - Skanda Shashti
13 February 2016, Saturday - Skanda Shashti
13 March 2016, Sunday - Skanda Shashti
12 April 2016, Tuesday - Skanda Shashti
11 May 2016, Wednesday - Skanda Shashti
10 June 2016, Friday - Skanda Shashti
09 July 2016, Saturday - Skanda Shashti
08 August 2016, Monday - Skanda Shashti
07 September 2016, Wednesday - Skanda Shashti
06 October 2016, Thursday - Skanda Shashti
31 October 2016, Monday - Skanda Shashti day 1
01 November 2016, Tuesday - Skanda Shashti day 2
02 November 2016, Wednesday - Skanda Shashti day 3
03 November 2016, Thursday - Skanda Shashti day 4
04 November 2016, Friday - Skanda Shashti day 5
05 November 2016, Saturday - Soora Samharam
06 November 2016, Sunday - Tiru Kalyanam
05 December 2016, Monday - Subrahmanyan Shasta
Temples Dedicated to Lord Murugan
There is six Lord Murugan temple in India and the most important shrines for Murugan devotees in Tamilnadu, India.
1. Palani Murugan Temple (100 km southeast of Coimbatore)
2. Swamimalai Murugan Temple (Near Kumbakonam)
3. Thiruthani Murugan Temple (84 km from Chennai)
4. Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple (10 km north of Madurai)
5. Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam, Tiruchendur (40 km south of Thoothukudi), Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple (10 km south of Madurai)
6. Marudamala Murugan Temple (a suburb of Coimbatore) is another important shrine.