Subramanya Shasti

Subramanyan Shasti, Subramanya Shashti, Skanda Sashti in Margashira Month, Significance of Subramanya Shasti, Subramanya Sashti Importance

Subramanya Shasti

Subramanya Shasti

Subramanya Sashti is celebrated on the Sixth day of Waxing moon period in the hindu lunar month of Margashira. This festival is dedicated to God Skanda (Subramanya). This festival mainly observed in southern parts of India i.e in Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Lord Skanda is Avatar of God Manmatha. He is the son of God Shiva and Godess Parvathi. He resides in same kakshya with God Indra. Subramanya is considered as Handsome and sharper of all the gods. He is the general of gods army and lord of wars. His vehicle is Mayura (peacock). This god consists of six faces and he can see in all six directions at once.

Subramanya Sashti is the day, that marks the victory of God Subramanya over demon Tarakasura. On this day devotees wake up early in the morning and take ritual bath and go to Subramanya temple and perform pujas. Daan is also considered auspicious on this day.

Subramanya Sashti is the best day to get rid from sarpadosha. It can be done by worshiping Subramanya on this day and offering milk and other things to the snake pits. People worship five headed snake and Shankapala (Also a Nag Devata). The one who observe this vratha relived from their sins, Kalasarpa dosha and skin diseases.

God Subramanya is a Brahma chari. Devotees worship bhrhamachri’s on this day. Bhakshyas made of urad dal offered to them. They offered Vastra and Dakshina. During His Kalyana God Srinivasa nominated him to invite the audience. The other names of God Skanda are Kumara Swamy, Murugan, Shanmuka and Kartikeya.

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