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The Rituals of Skanda Sashti- Homage to Lord Kartikeya

Skanda Sasthi

Skanda Sashti is the time when you pay homage to the lord of war- Kartikeya and devotees usually observe fast with a puja thali. Read on to know more.

India is a land where the festivities never stops and the celebrations never end. Each and every festival-big or small comes with a million rituals to follow. You will find people celebrating something or the other almost every day. Same is the case for Skanda Sashti. The word “Skand” has many meanings and it can refer to terms like “ educated person”, “prince”, “attacker” or the “winner”. All of these appropriately describes Lord Kartikeya who is also known as the god of war. The commander of Gods led every war to victory in a courageous way.

The celebration of victory and the admonition of the devil Damon- Tarakasur is what people call Skanda Sashti. This day usually falls on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha. It is a famous Tamil festival and they celebrate it in the Tamil month of Aippasi. The devotees observe a fast and pray to the god with a puja thali. This puja thali has Indian pooja items that are necessarily required for the festival. One can shop premium pooja samagri from pooja samagri store online in India. Continue reading The Rituals of Skanda Sashti- Homage to Lord Kartikeya