Skanda Shashti

01 May 2017

What is Skanda Shashti?
Skanda Shashti is a Tamilian Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Skanda or Lord Muruga or Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva who is a popular deity in Southern India. Shashti or the sixth day of the lunar period is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Devotees keep fast during the full moon day and pray to Lord Muruga or Skanda with utmost devotion. Skanda Shashti Kavacham song plays an important role every time in Skanda Shashti. It is believed that Lord Muruga or Skanda is invoked by the powerful aura of Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song and empower health, career, relationship and overall prosperity. Skanda Shashti fast is observed between the sunrise and the sunset, especially when Panchami Tithi or the fifth day of the lunar phase ends and Shashti or the sixth day arrives. All Shashti are observed with dedication but Shukla Paksha Shashti during the lunar month of Kartika holds the highest importance.

Skanda Shashti 2017:
Skanda Shashti Date and Time: 1 May 2017, Friday

Skanda Shashti comes once in every month every year. However, Skanda Shashti 2017 will be observed twice in the month of May i.e. 1st May, Monday and 30th May, Tuesday.

Astrological Significance of Skanda Shashti:
The number 6 is the symbolic representation of Muruga. Skanda Shashti lasts for six days, Lord Muruga has 6 heads. Also, He has 6 powerful houses, plus, His powerful mantra has 6 syllables ‘Sa Ra Va Na Ba Va’. Remember, Lord Muruga or Skanda is the deity of our 6th sense.
  • Moon transits Swati Nakshatra where Libra is sitting with the planet Sun:
Skanda Shashti 2017 will give positive results for business partnerships and married life. The planetary associations during the second, third and fourth days of Skanda Shashti 2017 will be effective in speedy recovery of any diseases. Skanda Shashti 2017 remains also favorable for surgery, insurance, and property related activities.
  • Moon will be in Sagittarius on 5th and 6th day of Skanda Shashti 2017:
This placement of the moon in Jupiter’s sign makes it possible to receive divine blessings from Lord Muruga and improve your finances. This is the good opportunity to strengthen your Moon in Horoscope.
  • Mars will transit Capricorn
Mars, the planet of energy and initiatives, is sitting in Capricorn, the house of profession and it will enhance your career growth during Skanda Shashti 2017. This is the good opportunity to strengthen your Mars in Horoscope.

Benefits of Skanda Shashti:
Vedic Hindu text says that praying to Lord Muruga has some certain benefits if you remain honest and dedicated. It is believed that a person with pure heart offers prayers and observes Lord Karthikeya generously blesses fasting on Skanda Shashti.
  • Are you still single? Pray to Lord Muruga on Skanda Shashti Day 2017 i.e on 1st May 2017 and find your love prospect.
  • It’s an ideal day for the businessmen and married couples to enhance trust and relationship.
  • If you pray to Lord Muruga during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th days of Skanda Shashti, you will get relief from health problems, plus you will attract positive vibes around you.
  • Worshipping Lord Muruga on the 5th and 6th day of Skanda Shashti will bring spiritual bliss, financial fortune, and career growth.
  • During Skanda Shashti 2017, all the 7 planets will be placed between two shadow planets Rahu and Ketu. Offering prayers to Lord Muruga can control the negative effects of the Snake Planets Rahu and Ketu.
Skanda Shashti Rituals:
Follow the simple rituals for Skanda Shashti.
  • Keep fast all the six days of Skanda Shashti. You should not eat meat, alcohol, onion or garlic during Skanda Shashti. You can only eat fresh fruits.
  • Worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on Skanda Shashti.
  • Establish the idol of Lord Skanda and lit a lamp.
  • Pour pious water or milk on the idol of Lord Muruga or Skanda.
  • Decorate the idol with new clothes.
  • Offer food or sweets as a prasad to Lord Skanda.
  • Pray to Lord Skanda with full dedication ask for something special during Skanda Shashti.
  • Sing the Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song.
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


Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song:
Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song is a devotional song composed in Tamil by Bala Devaraya Swamigal and it is devoted to Lord Muruga or Skanda, the son of Lord Shiva.

It is believed people who regularly sing Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song, have resolved all the problems. If you sing Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song 36 times a day, it is believed, it will boost your finance and enhance prosperity.

Therefore, those of you who are suffering from debts, financial troubles, and disorder in the marital relationship, should sing Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song throughout the year.

Thuthipporku Valvinaipom Thunbampom
Nenjil Pathipporku Selvam Palithuk Kathithongum
Nishtaiyum Kaikoodum
Nimalar Arul Kanthar Shashti Kavacham Thanai


The Meaning of Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song:
Those of you who chant this Skanda Shashti Kavacham Song, Lord Skanda will listen to your prayer and all the karmic pains and sufferings will disappear. You tend to be more spiritual and you will boost your wealth.

Ganesha wishes you a Happy Skanda Shashti.

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