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2020 Skanda Sashti Vrat dates for New Delhi, NCT, India

4 days

Skanda Sashti
Magha, Shukla Shashthi
New Delhi, India

30

January 2020
Thursday

2020 Skanda Sashti, Kanda Sashti Vratam

Skanda is a popular Hindu deity especially among Tamil Hindus. Lord Skanda is son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In south India, Skanda is considered as the younger brother of Lord Ganesha while in north India Skanda is considered as the elder brother of Lord Ganesha. God Skanda is also known as Murugan, Kartikeyan and Subramanya.

Sashti Tithi is dedicated to Lord Skanda. Devotees keep fast during Shukla Paksha Sashti day. For Skanda Sashti Vratam the day when Sashti Tithi is combined with Panchami Tithi is preferred. Hence Skanda Sashti Vratam might be observed on Panchami Tithi.

Skanda Sashti is also known as Kanda Shashti.

2020 Skanda Sashti Vrat Dates
[2076 - 2077] Vikrama Samvata
12 Hour24 Hour24 Plus
January 30, 2020, Thursday
Shukla Shashthi
Magha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 01:19 PM, Jan 30
Ends - 03:51 PM, Jan 31
February 29, 2020, Saturday
Shukla Shashthi
Phalguna, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 09:09 AM, Feb 29
Ends - 11:15 AM, Mar 01
March 30, 2020, Monday
Shukla Shashthi
Chaitra, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 02:01 AM, Mar 30
Ends - 03:14 AM, Mar 31
April 28, 2020, Tuesday
Shukla Shashthi
Vaishakha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 03:07 PM, Apr 28
Ends - 03:12 PM, Apr 29
May 28, 2020, Thursday
Shukla Shashthi
Jyeshtha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 12:32 AM, May 28
Ends - 11:27 PM, May 28
June 26, 2020, Friday
Shukla Shashthi
Ashadha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 07:02 AM, Jun 26
Ends - 05:03 AM, Jun 27
July 25, 2020, Saturday
Shukla Shashthi
Shravana, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 12:02 PM, Jul 25
Ends - 09:32 AM, Jul 26
August 23, 2020, Sunday
Shukla Shashthi
Bhadrapada, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 05:04 PM, Aug 23
Ends - 02:31 PM, Aug 24
September 22, 2020, Tuesday
Shukla Shashthi
Ashwina, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 11:42 PM, Sep 21
Ends - 09:30 PM, Sep 22
October 21, 2020, Wednesday
Shukla Shashthi
Ashwina, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 09:07 AM, Oct 21
Ends - 07:39 AM, Oct 22
November 20, 2020, Friday
Shukla Shashthi
Kartika, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 09:59 PM, Nov 19
Ends - 09:29 PM, Nov 20
December 19, 2020, Saturday
Shukla Shashthi
Margashirsha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 02:14 PM, Dec 19
Ends - 02:52 PM, Dec 20

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of New Delhi, India with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

When Panchami Tithi ends or Sashti Tithi starts between sunrise and sunset then both Panchami and Sashti are conjugated and this day is chosen for Skanda Sashti Vratam. This rule has been mentioned in Dharmasindhu and Nirnayasindhu. Many Murugan temples in Tamil Nadu, including famous Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam in Tiruchendur, follow the same rule and Soorasamharam day is observed one day before Sashti Tithi if on previous day Sashti Tithi is combined with Panchami Tithi.

Although all Sashti(s) are dedicated to Lord Murugan but Shukla Paksha Sashti during lunar month Kartika (which is during Solar month Aippasi or Karthikai) is the most significant one. Devotees observe six days fast which lasts on Soorasamharam day. Next day after Soorasamharam is known as Tiru Kalyanam.

Next Skanda Sashti after Soorasamharam is known as Subramanya Sashti which is also known as Kukke Subramanya Sashti and falls during lunar month Margashirsha.

Temples Dedicated to Lord Murugan

Following six abodes, which are known as Arupadaiveedu, are the most important shrines for Murugan devotees in Tamilnadu, India.

  1. Palani Murugan Temple (100 km south east 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)
  6. Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple (10 km south of Madurai)

Marudamalai Murugan Temple (a suburb of Coimbatore) is another important shrine.

Kukke Subramanya Temple, near Mangalore, Karnataka, India is also very famous shrine dedicated to Lord Murugan but it is not part of six abodes of Lord Murugan which are located in Tamil Nadu.

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