Subrahmanya Sashti 2021
For Hindus, Skanda Sashti is a significant event because it honours Lord Skanda, the God of War and son of Shiva and Parvati. Murugan, Kartikeyan, and Subramanya are some of the names given to Lord Skanda. Every month, on the Sashti Tithi of Shukla Paksha, the celebration is held. Skanda is revered by South India Hindus and is regarded as Lord Ganesha's younger brother in south India, but he is regarded as Ganesha's elder brother in north India.
Subrahmanya Sashti 2021 Date and Tithi Time
|Date||Thursday December 9, 2021|
|Tithi||Margashirsha Shukla Shashthi|
|Tithi Time||Begins 09:26 PM, Dec 08 2021 - Ends 07:54 PM, Dec 09, 2021|
Lord Kartikeya was created with the goal of destroying the demon Tarakasura, and the auspicious observance of Subrahmanya Shasthi is devoted to him. Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as a five-headed serpent on this day. It is widely believed that anyone who worships Lord Subrahmanya on this day would be rid of the 'Sarpa Dosha.' Lord Subrahmanya is the General of God's army and the sharpest of all gods, according to Hindu mythology. On the day of Subrahmanya Shasthi, anybody who receives Lord Subrahmanya's darshan and performs rituals such as 'daan' and'snan' would be cleansed of all sins, including those comparable to 'Brahma Hatya.'
Subrahmanya Sashti 2021: Rituals
- Fasting is the most important ritual.
- The fast begins with sunrise time and is concluded on the following day after offering prayers to God Sun.
- Those who observe partial fast , consume only satvik food.
- Skanda Purana is read by devotees.
- Many devotees recite Skanda Shashti Kavacham.
- Devotees visit Lord Murugan temples.