SKANDA SASHTI FESTIVAL
(Sunday, the 3rd November 2019)
Thuthipporku valivinaipom thunbampom…
Nenjil pathipporku selvam palithuk’kathithongum…
Nimalar arul kanthar sashti kavacham thanai…
Skanda Shasti Vratam is observed once a year in the month of “Aippasi” (October-November) starting from the “piratamai” the 1st phase of the brightening moon.
It’s the day when Lord Muruga vanquished the demon Surapadman who was terrorising the worlds. Lord threw his divine spear ‘Sakthi Vel’ at a Vanni tree where Surapadman was hiding….splitting it into two parts…which in turned into Peacock and Rooster…zealous devotees of Skanda. This epic ‘Sura-Samharam’ is part of the celebration Skanda Sashti.
At SVT – Helensburgh, we are celebrating ‘Skanda Sashti Festival’ in a grand on Sunday the 3rd November 2019,
10.00 AM : Abhishegam, Alangaram, Maha Deeparadhana and Archana for Lord Sri Siva Subramanya Swamy (Muruga / Karthikeya), Sri Valli and Sri Deivasena.
02.00 PM : Thirukalyanam for Lord Sri Siva Subramanya Swamy (Muruga / Karthikeya), Sri Valli and Sri Deivasena.
All are welcome to join the prayers and seek HIS blessings.
Om Saravana Bhava!!! Om Karthikeya!!! Om Muruga!!! Aroharaa!!!