New Delhi. The day of Skanda Shashthi is considered very important. It is celebrated every month on the Shashthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha. On this auspicious day, people worship Lord Murugan . Also, they keep a strict fast for him. It is believed that this festival is very special for the worship of Shiva's son. At the same time, this month Skanda Shashthi (Skanda Sashti 2024) is being celebrated on July 11, 2024 i.e. today.

Skanda Shashthi auspicious time

According to the Hindu calendar, the Shashthi Tithi of the Shukla Paksha of the Ashad month will begin on July 11 at 10:03 am. At the same time, this date will end on July 12 at 12:32 pm. Looking at the calendar, this time Skanda Shashthi will be celebrated on July 11 i.e. today.

Auspicious Yoga

On the day of Skanda Shashthi, Vijay Muhurat will be from 02:47 pm to 03:41 pm. On this occasion, Shiva Vas Yoga will be from dawn to 10:03 am. Apart from this, Ravi Yoga will be from 01:04 pm to 05:49 am on 12th July. During this time, you can also worship Lord Kartikeya, which will be very fruitful.

Skanda Lord Worship Mantra

  • Lord Skanda, commander of the army, Kartikeya, you are born. O Kumara Guha, O Ganges, wielder of power, I offer my obeisances unto Thee.
  • Ome Sharavana-Bhavaya Namah: Skanda Valliiikalyana Sundara Devasena Mana: Kanta Kartikeya Namah, who holds the power of knowledge.

Method of worship

Devotees should wake up early in the morning and take a bath before starting the puja rituals. Install the idol of Lord Kartikeya. Perform his abhishek. Then apply sandalwood tilak to Lord Murugan. Offer a garland of yellow flowers. Offer five seasonal fruits, sweets etc. Light a lamp of desi ghee and perform the aarti of Lord Murugan with devotion. Finally, ask for forgiveness for the mistakes made during the puja.Along with this, go to Murugan temple and offer fruits, milk, flowers, coconut etc. Apart from this, chant Vedic mantras of Lord Skanda and take his blessings. The fasting person should break his fast by eating prasad the next day.