Sashti dates 2018

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Sashti dates

YearDateMonthDay
201823JanuaryTuesday
201821FebruaryWednesday
201823MarchFriday
201821AprilSaturday
201820MaySunday
201819JuneTuesday
201818JulyWednesday
201816AugustThursday
201815SeptemberSaturday
201814OctoberSunday
201813NovemberTuesday
201813DecemberThursday


Sashti dates January 2018

2018Jan23Tuesday

Sashti dates February 2018

2018Feb21Wednesday

Sashti dates March 2018

2018Mar23Friday

Sashti dates April 2018

2018Apr21Saturday


Sashti dates May 2018

2018May20Sunday

Sashti dates June 2018

2018Jun19Tuesday

Sashti dates July 2018

2018Jul18Wednesday

Sashti dates August 2018

2018Aug16Thursday


Sashti dates September 2018

2018Sep15Saturday

Sashti dates October 2018

2018Oct14Sunday

Sashti dates November 2018

2018Nov13Tuesday

Sashti dates December2018

2018Dec13Thursday


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Shasti

Shasti is very auspicious day for Hindus. They worship Lord Muruga on this day. 'Shasti' is the word derived from sanksrit. It is referred as six, since 'shasti' is observed on sixth day of fifteen day lunar cycle.  According to Hindu lunar calendar, 'Shasti' is observed on sixth day after amavasai(or sukhla paksha phase).

Though shasti comes every month of hindu lunar calendar, some of the shasti are very special. The shasti that comes in the month of  karthigai (November/December) in Shukla Paksha phase is  more significant.
The shasti which comes in the month of  ippasi (october/november)  is  called as 'Kanda Shasti'. Devotees fast for six days. This lasts on the Soorasamharam day(sixth day of fasting). The day after Soorasamharam is Tiru Kalyanam.

On the day of shasti, people worship Lord Muruga, reciting kanda shasti kavasam, undergoes fasting and do other rituals. Lord Muruga will bless devotees by relieving them from worries. The couple who does not have babies can worship the god on this day. Lord Muruga  will bless them with baby.