Sawan Skanda Sashti 2022: Kartikeya is also worshipped along with Shiva in Sawan, know the date and importance of Skanda Sashti

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The month of Sawan has been given special importance in Hinduism. Shiva worship in this month is considered especially fruitful. It is believed that by worshipping Shiva during this entire month, special fruits are obtained and wishes are fulfilled.

There is a law to worship not only Lord Shiva but also Ganapati and Kartikeya in Sawan. While Chaturthi Tithi is dedicated to Ganapati, Kartikeya is worshipped on Shashthi Tithi.

Kartikeya is worshipped as the eldest son of Lord Shiva and is worshipped on the day of Skanda Shashthi. One of the many names of Kartikeya is Skanda and his other names are Murugan, Kartikeya and Subramaniam. Let us know from Pandit Radhe Sharan Shastri Sharma ji of Ayodhya, on which day Skanda Shashthi will be celebrated in Sawan this year and what is its significance. 

Sawan Skanda Shashthi fasting date 

  • Shukla Paksha Shashthi Tithi in the month of Sawan starts: on 03 August, from 05:41 am 
  • Shashthi date of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month ends: 04 August, at 05:40 am 
  • According to Udayatithi, Sawan Skanda Shashthi fast will be kept on 03 August. 

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Auspicious time for Skanda Shashthi Puja 

  • Siddha Yoga on 3rd August, Wednesday: 3rd August, morning to 05:49 minutes 
  • Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga: August 3, Wednesday, 05:43 am to 06:24 pm
  • Amrit Siddhi Yoga: August 3, Wednesday, 05:43 am to 09:51 am 
  • Amrit Siddhi Yoga: From 06:24 in the evening till 04:44 in the morning of the next day

Significance of Skanda Shashthi Vrat 

It is believed that worshipping Lord Kartikeya fulfils all the wishes. It is believed that by observing the fast of Skanda Shashthi, children get happiness and all problems are solved.

Lord Kartikeya is worshipped mainly in South India and those who are worshipers of Shiva also worship Kartikeya ji with rituals. By observing this fast, many troubles are removed from the life of a person and the doors of freedom from all sins are opened. 

Skanda Shashthi Vrat Puja Method 

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  • If you observe the Skanda Shashthi fast, then get up early in the morning and do the worship, free from daily activities. 
  • Place a picture of Lord Kartikeya by laying a red cloth on a post. 
  • Along with the idol of the Shiva family or picture and worship. 
  • Place the Kalash in front of the picture of Kartikeya ji and take a vow of fasting. 
  • Worship Lord Ganesha before starting the puja. 
  • Light the lamp at the time of worship and keep the flame lit in the temple. 
  • Offer water to Lord Kartikeya and worship. 

It is believed that by observing the fast of Skanda Shashthi, one's wishes are fulfilled and one gets benefits. 

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