Skanda Sashti Festival of Kerala
Name of Festival :Skanda Sashti Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Skanda Sashti Festival is celebrtaed in the Tamil month of Aippasi (October – November) on the sixth day.
Major Territory of Celebration
Skanda Sashti Festival is celebrated in Kerala
Worship in Festival
In Skanda Sashti Festival people worshipped the Lord Shiva – Lord Subramanya
Skanda Sashti Festival is celebrtaed in honour of second son of Lord Shiva – Lord Subramanya, also known as Kartikeya, Guha,Kumaresa, Shanmukha, Murugan and Velayudhan.
On this some people observed fast and fast is broken in the evening after doing Puja to the god. Generally those people observed the fast who are subject to diseases such as leprosy.There are elaborate rules for the observances of the Shasthi fast.
In South India, Skanda Sashti is celebrated in all Shaivite and Subramanya temples. During these days, devotees recite inspiring hymns, read stories of Subramanya, and enact the exploits of the Lord on stage. People worship the GOD and pray to bless them