Sri Shiva Durga Temple of Atlanta welcomes you and your family to be part of Vedic Poojas and Yagnas on the occasion of Skanda Shasti Mahotsava.
Please check event schedules below.
Kanda Sashti, is the most important festival dedicated to Lord Murugan. The day of Skanda Sashti is decided based on lunar month and it falls during sixth day of Karthika Masam.
During Kanda Sashti, devotees observe six days fasting which starts from first day or Pirathamai of Karthika lunar month and ends on the sixth day which is known as Soorasamharam day.
It is important to note that the day when Shasti Tithi conjugates with Panjami Tithi is chosen for Soorasamharam Vratam. Hence most temples observe Kanda Sashti on Panjami Tithi if Shasti Tithi starts before sunset on Panjami Tithi.
Kanda Sashti celebrations at Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Tamilnadu, India are the most famous one. The six days celebrations which start from Pirathamai of Karthika Masam culminate on Soorasamharam day. Thiru Kalyanam is observed on the next day of Soorasamharam.
- Every day 7 PM from October 25th to October 28th Murugan Abhishekam.
- October 29th (Saturday)
Morning 10 AM – Palkoda Abhisheka followed by Archana, Arathi
Evening 6 PM – Subramanyaswamy Rajalankara Dharshana and Cultural Program followed by Archana, Arathi
- October 30th (Sunday)
Morning 10 AM – Muruga Abhisheka
Evening 4 PM – Subramanyeshawara Swamy Shathru Samhara Thrishathi Archana
6 PM – Soora Samhara Process start followed by Archana, Maha Deeparadhan & Maha Prasadha.