Skanda Sashti Vrat 2023

Important information

  • Margashirsha, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
  • Monday, 18 December 2023
  • Skanda Sashti Starts : 17 December 2023 at 5:33 pm
  • Skanda Sashti Ends : 18 December 2023 at 3:14 pm

Skanda Shashthi is considered an important day in Hinduism, especially among Tamil Hindus. Lord Skanda is known as Murugan, Kartikeya and Subramandaya. Skanda is the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati and is the elder brother of Ganesha. The day of Skanda Shashthi is completely dedicated to Lord Skanda and Kartikeya. Skanda Shashti is also known as Kanda Shashthi.

When Panchami Tithi ends or Shashthi Tithi starts between sunrise and sunset then both Panchami and Shashthi are conjugated and this day is chosen for Skanda Shashthi Vratam. This rule is mentioned in Dharmasindhu and Nirnayasindhu. The same rule is followed in the Murugan temples of Tamil Nadu and Suryasanharam day is observed a day before Shashthi Tithi if the previous day Shashthi Tithi is combined with Panchami Tithi.

Although all the Shashthi are dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Shukla Paksha Shashthi during the lunar month Kartika is considered to be the most important. Devotees observe a six-day fast which continues on the day of Suryasanharam. The day after Suryasanharam is known as Thiru Kalyanam.

Skanda Sashti Vrat List 2023

Skanda Sashti Vrat in January

Magha, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Thursday, 26 January 2023
26 January at 10:28 am - 27 January at 9:10 am

Skanda Sashti Vrat in February

Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Saturday, 25 February 2023
25 February at 12:31 am - 26 February at 12:20 am

Skanda Sashti Vrat in March

Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Sunday, 26 March 2023
26 March at 4:33 pm - 27 March at 5:28 pm

Skanda Sashti Vrat in April

Vaishakha, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
25 April at 9:40 am - 26 April at 11:28 am

Skanda Sashti Vrat in May

Jyeshtha, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Thursday, 25 May 2023
25 May at 3:01 am - 26 May at 5:20 am

Skanda Sashti Vrat in June

Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Saturday, 24 June 2023
23 June at 7:54 pm - 24 June at 10:17 pm

Skanda Sashti Vrat in July

Shravana, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Sunday, 23 July 2023
23 July at 11:45 am - 24 July at 1:43 pm

Skanda Sashti Vrat in August

Shravana, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Tuesday, 22 August 2023
22 August at 2:00 am - 23 August at 3:06 am

Skanda Sashti Vrat in September

Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Wednesday, 20 September 2023
20 September at 2:16 pm - 21 September at 2:15 pm

Skanda Sashti Vrat in October

Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Friday, 20 October 2023
20 October at 12:32 am - 20 October at 11:25 pm

Skanda Sashti Vrat in November

Kartika, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Saturday, 18 November 2023
18 November at 9:18 am - 19 November at 7:23 am

Skanda Sashti Vrat in December

Margashirsha, Shukla Paksha Shashthi
Monday, 18 December 2023
17 December at 5:33 pm - 18 December at 3:14 pm

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