Skanda Sashti 2024 Dates

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Skanda Shashti is a significant festival in Tamil Nadu that pays homage to Lord Skanda, also known as Lord Muruga or Kartikeya. Lord Murugan, the God of war and the son of Lord Shiva holds great importance in Southern India. The devotees observe a fast on the full moon day and dedicate themselves entirely to Lord Muruga or Skanda.

Skanda Sashti 2024 Dates

Skanda Sashti 2024 Dates: Below is the table providing the dates for Skanda Sashti in 2024. Please note that the observance of Skanda Sashti may vary by day depending on the location and time.


Tithi Begins

Tithi Ends

16 January, Tuesday

2:16 AM, Jan 15

11:57 PM, Jan 16

14 February, Wednesday

12:09 AM, Feb 14

10:12 AM, Feb 15

15 March, Friday

11:25 PM, Mar 14

10:09 PM, Mar 15

13 April, Saturday

12:04 PM April 13

11:43 AM, April 14

13 May, Monday

02:03 AM, May 12

02:50 AM, May 13

11 June, Tuesday

05:27 PM, June 11

07:16 PM, June 12

11 July, Thursday

10:03 AM, July 11

12:32 PM, July 12

10 August, Saturday

03:14 AM, Aug 09

05:44 AM, Aug 10

09 September, Monday

07:58 PM, Sep 08

09:53 PM, Sep 09

08 October, Tuesday

11:17 AM, Oct 08

12:14 PM, Oct 09

07 November, Friday

12:41 AM, Nov 06

12:34 AM, Nov 07

06 December, Friday

12:07 PM, Dec 06

11:05 AM, Dec 07

The Skanda Shashti Kavacham song holds relevance throughout the Skanda Shashti festival. It is believed that this powerful song invokes Lord Muruga or Skanda and brings about well-being, success in career, harmonious relationships, and overall prosperity. The fasting during Skanda Shashti is observed from sunrise to sunset, particularly when the fifth day of the lunar period, known as Panchami Tithi, ends and the sixth day, known as Shashti, begins. Both Shashti days are observed with great enthusiasm, but the Shukla Paksha Shashti in the lunar month of Kartika holds the utmost significance.

Skanda Shashti 2024 Rituals:

Carry out the essential Skanda Shashti customs. Observers fast for a duration of six days throughout Skanda Shashti, refraining from consuming beef, onions, garlic, and alcohol. It is recommended to consume only fresh fruits during this time.

Celebrate Skanda Shashti by paying tribute to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Install an idol of Lord Skanda and illuminate it with a candle. Anoint the idol of Lord Muruga or Skanda with sacred water or milk. Create new garments for the idol. As a sacred offering, present Lord Skanda with food or sweets.

Ask Lord Skanda for something extraordinary during Skanda Shashti. Sing the Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song.

Skanda Shashti Benefits:

Praying sincerely and staying committed to Lord Muruga, as mentioned in the Vedic Hindu texts, can bring about several benefits. It is believed that individuals with pure hearts who pray and observe the Skanda Shashti are kindly blessed by Lord Karthikeya when fasting. If you are seeking love, consider praying to Lord Muruga on Skanda Shashti Day 2021, which falls on March 19, and you may discover your potential love interest.

This is a fantastic day for businesses and married couples to solidify their bonds.

Praying to Lord Muruga during the second, third, and fourth days of Skanda Shashti can provide relief from health problems and attract positive energy. By worshipping Lord Muruga on the 5th and 6th days of Skanda Shashti, one can experience spiritual joy, financial abundance, and progress in their career.

Skanda Shashti Mantra:

Chant the powerful Skanda Shashti Mantra during the Skanda Shashti fast.
Chant the below powerful Skanda Shashti Mantra 108 times daily:-
Om Saravanabhavaya Namah
Thuthipporku Valvinaipom Thunbampom
Nenjil Pathipporku Selvam Palithuk Kathithongum
Nishtaiyum Kaikoodum
Nimalar Arul Kanthar Shashti Kavacham Thanai

Vasant Panchami 2024

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