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2000 Skanda Sashti Vrat dates for Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


2000 Skanda Sashti

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Skanda Sashti
Pausha, Shukla Shashthi
Fairfield, United States
January 2021
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2000 Skanda Sashti Vrat Dates
[2056 - 2057] Vikrama Samvata
Skanda Sashti
January 12, 2000, Wednesday
Shukla Shashthi
Pausha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 09:23 PM, Jan 11
Ends - 09:32 PM, Jan 12
Skanda Sashti
February 10, 2000, Thursday
Shukla Shashthi
Magha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 09:39 AM, Feb 10
Ends - 08:38 AM, Feb 11
Skanda Sashti
March 11, 2000, Saturday
Shukla Shashthi
Phalguna, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 06:51 PM, Mar 10
Ends - 04:59 PM, Mar 11
Skanda Sashti
April 9, 2000, Sunday
Shukla Shashthi
Chaitra, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 03:00 AM, Apr 09
Ends - 12:41 AM, Apr 10
Skanda Sashti
May 8, 2000, Monday
Shukla Shashthi
Vaishakha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 09:19 AM, May 08
Ends - 06:54 AM, May 09
Skanda Sashti
June 6, 2000, Tuesday
Shukla Shashthi
Jyeshtha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 03:52 PM, Jun 06
Ends - 01:41 PM, Jun 07
Skanda Sashti
July 6, 2000, Thursday
Shukla Shashthi
Ashadha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 11:34 PM, Jul 05
Ends - 09:57 PM, Jul 06
Skanda Sashti
August 4, 2000, Friday
Shukla Shashthi
Shravana, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 09:17 AM, Aug 04
Ends - 08:34 AM, Aug 05
Skanda Sashti
September 3, 2000, Sunday
Shukla Shashthi
Bhadrapada, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 09:50 PM, Sep 02
Ends - 10:19 PM, Sep 03
Skanda Sashti
October 2, 2000, Monday
Shukla Shashthi
Ashwina, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 01:46 PM, Oct 02
Ends - 03:28 PM, Oct 03
Soora Samharam
November 1, 2000, Wednesday
Shukla Shashthi
Kartika, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 07:53 AM, Nov 01
Ends - 10:26 AM, Nov 02
Skanda Sashti
December 1, 2000, Friday
Shukla Shashthi
Margashirsha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 04:50 AM, Dec 01
Ends - 07:31 AM, Dec 02
Skanda Sashti
December 31, 2000, Sunday
Shukla Shashthi
Pausha, Shukla Shashthi
Begins - 01:23 AM, Dec 31
Ends - 03:29 AM, Jan 01

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Fairfield, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2000 Skanda Sashti, Kanda Sashti Vratam

Skanda Shashti Dates

Skanda is a popular Hindu deity especially among Tamil Hindus. Lord Skanda is son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In south India, Skanda is considered as the younger brother of Lord Ganesha while in north India Skanda is considered as the elder brother of Lord Ganesha. God Skanda is also known as Murugan, Kartikeyan and Subramanya.

Sashti Tithi is dedicated to Lord Skanda. Devotees keep fast during Shukla Paksha Sashti day. For Skanda Sashti Vratam the day when Sashti Tithi is combined with Panchami Tithi is preferred. Hence Skanda Sashti Vratam might be observed on Panchami Tithi.

Skanda Sashti is also known as Kanda Shashti.

When Panchami Tithi ends or Sashti Tithi starts between sunrise and sunset then both Panchami and Sashti are conjugated and this day is chosen for Skanda Sashti Vratam. This rule has been mentioned in Dharmasindhu and Nirnayasindhu. Many Murugan temples in Tamil Nadu, including famous Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam in Tiruchendur, follow the same rule and Soorasamharam day is observed one day before Sashti Tithi if on previous day Sashti Tithi is combined with Panchami Tithi.

Although all Sashti(s) are dedicated to Lord Murugan but Shukla Paksha Sashti during lunar month Kartika (which is during Solar month Aippasi or Karthikai) is the most significant one. Devotees observe six days fast which lasts on Soorasamharam day. Next day after Soorasamharam is known as Tiru Kalyanam.

Next Skanda Sashti after Soorasamharam is known as Subramanya Sashti which is also known as Kukke Subramanya Sashti and falls during lunar month Margashirsha.

Temples Dedicated to Lord Murugan

Following six abodes, which are known as Arupadaiveedu, are the most important shrines for Murugan devotees in Tamilnadu, India.

  1. Palani Murugan Temple (100 km south east of Coimbatore)
  2. Swamimalai Murugan Temple (Near Kumbakonam)
  3. Thiruthani Murugan Temple (84 km from Chennai)
  4. Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple (10 km north of Madurai)
  5. Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam, Tiruchendur (40 km south of Thoothukudi)
  6. Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple (10 km south of Madurai)

Marudamalai Murugan Temple (a suburb of Coimbatore) is another important shrine.

Kukke Subramanya Temple, near Mangalore, Karnataka, India is also very famous shrine dedicated to Lord Murugan but it is not part of six abodes of Lord Murugan which are located in Tamil Nadu.

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