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Skanda Sashti 2016
 

About 2016 Skanda Sashti 2016

 

Hindu Festival SkandaSkandaSkanda
The fifth manifestation of the Durga worshipped on Navratri...
Sashti 2016 Dedicated To Lord Murugan

 

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 is a popular Hindu deity, especially among Tamil Hindus. Lord Skanda is the son of Lord  Shiva and Goddess ParvatiParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
and younger brother of Lord GaneshaGaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ...
. God Skanda is also known as God Murugan, Kartikeyan, and Subramanya.
 
Skanda Sashti is also known as Kanda Shashti.
 
On this auspicious day, the devotees of Lord MuruganMuruganMurugan
Murugan, also known as Kumaran, is a Hindu deity and son of Shiva and Parvati. He is regarded as the commander- in-chief of the army of the gods.
observe full or partial fast with special Pujas. Chanting the Skanda Sashti Kavacham is auspicious on this day. All the devotees organize the Bhajans and Kirtans on a large scale. Such married couples, who don’t have any child, offer their special Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are deadfor the blessings of Lord Murugan for a child. In the Tamil month, the Skanda Sashti is celebrated as a six-day festival. 
It is the auspicious day on which the demon Taraka was defeated by Lord Subramanya. It is an interesting observation that this festival comes immediately after Deepavali It is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated on the return of Lord Rama back to his abode, Ayodhyaand Navratri Hindu occasions. It is symbolized as similar to Deepavali and Navarathri - Victory of good over evil. Narakasura He was the son of earth Goddess, Bhudevi who became a demon in association with another demon named Banasurarepresents the dark forces and Lord KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...
represents the good.
 
Skanda Purana
 
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 ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
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.
 
 


 
 
 

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