Skanda Sashti Celebration in India - Kanda Sashti

Devotees usually fast during the six days of Skanda Sashti or Kanda Sashti. It is considered auspicious to recite the Kanda Sashti Kavacham during the period. If it is not possible to observe fast during the six days, one can eat one time meal during the period. Some devotees consume only one meal which consists of fruit and milk in the evening. Few stay in the temples during these six days. It is believed that whoever fasts on these six days of Skanda Sashti and worship Lord Muruga would get the blessings of the Lord.

Skanda Sashti Festival at Murugan Temples

Skanda Sashti is celebrated in a grand scale at the Arupadai Veedu (six holy temples of Murugan). These 6 Murugan Temples are Palani Murugan Temple, Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple Swamimalai, Tiruchendur Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam, Thiruthani Subramanya Swamy Temple, Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple, and Tirupparamkunram Murugan Temple.

Notable one is the celebration held in Tiruchendur Temple of Muruga which draws the largest number of devotees. Kandan's Tiruvilaiyaadal (divine sport) and Soora Samharam (defeating the demon Soorapadman) are enacted during the sixth day of the festival. The Lord's marriage with Deivanai, commonly called as Tirukalyanam, is also performed during the Skanda Sashti Festival.

Skanda Sashti Celebrations in India


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