Skanda Sashti 2012 dates are from November 14 begins with six-day fasting and ends on November 19, 2012.
Skanda Shasti celebrates the victory of Lord Skanda over demon Surapadma. Tamilians, especially Muruga devotees, around world observe fasting for six days before the festival. It is a major festival in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, other parts of South India,
Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa.
Son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the divine incarnation of Skanda was to primarily annihilate the demons that had created anarchy on earth and restore Dharma. He was the commander of the army of the Devas.
A six day battle took place with Demon Surapadma and on the sixth day Muruga killed Skanda killed Demon Surapadma (Soorasamharam) with his ‘Vel’ or lance.
Skanda Sashti is the name given to the annual astronomical positioning of Pleiades, 6 Stars that brings in to Earth plane, the Power of 6. The Pleiades is a cluster of stars in the constellation of Taurus and Skanda Sashti 2012 is the powerful time to quickly increase your vibrations for power, new perceptions and perfect body and health.
Offering prayers on Skanda Sashti 2012 will help you get blessed with the Pleiadian Power of 6:
- Tuesday, Nov. 13th: Higher Wisdom and Intelligence
- Wednesday, Nov. 14th: Power and Courage
- Thursday, Nov. 15th: Self Realization
- Friday, Nov. 16th: External and Internal Control for Right Actions and Thoughts
- Saturday, Nov. 17th: Attraction and Charisma
- Sunday, Nov. 18th: Soul Serenity and Mental Peace