Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Skanda Sashti ...

Significance of Skanda Sashti

Skandha Shasti commemorates the destruction of evil by the Lord Muruga, son of Shiva & Parvathi, and is celebrated with the dramatic enactment of Soora Samhaaram.
Lord Muruga engaged the armies of Simhamukha, Surapadman and Tarakasura on a six day battle and vanquished all of them on the sixth day. The sixth day (Shasti) of the waxing moon in the month of Ashada (Oct/Nov) is celebrated as Skanda Shasti. Corresponding to the six days of the war over evil forces, devotees undertake fasts, prayers and devotional singing to Lord Muruga. Skandha Shasti which sparks the energy of Lord Karthikeya. Special Subramanya Japam will be performed at the Parashakthi temple in the morning. 

The celebrations will also include rituals for Boghar Siddhar, one of the 18 yoga Siddhars and an alchemist, who made the Navapashana idol of the presiding deity, Lord Muruga in Palani temple.  

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