Skanda is a popular Hindu deity especially among Tamil Hindus. Lord Skanda is son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati and younger 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.
18 January (Monday) Skanda Sashti
17 February (Wednesday) Skanda Sashti
19 March (Friday) Skanda Sashti
18 April (Sunday) Skanda Sashti
17 May (Monday) Skanda Sashti
16 June (Wednesday) Skanda Sashti
15 July (Thursday) Skanda Sashti
13 August (Friday) Skanda Sashti
12 September (Sunday) Skanda Sashti
11 October (Monday) Skanda Sashti
09 November (Tuesday) Soora Samharam
09 December (Thursday) Subrahmanya Sashti