Shasti 2016 - 2017 dates - Sashti Vratam Calendar in 2016



Sashti 2016 - 2017 dates based on Tamil Calendar and Panchang. Shasti, or Sashti, is an important day in a Hindu calendar and is associated with Lord Muruga. Below are the Shasti and Kanda Sashti fasting days in year 2016. Shashti falls on the sixth day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. The Shasti falling during the waning phase of the moon is chosen for fasting by Lord Subrahmanya or Muruga devotees. There are two Sashti in a month and devotees of Skanda observe partial or full fast on the Shashti occurring after the new moon (Amavasya).

Shasti Days in 2016 based on Indian Standard Time (IST)

Sashti 2016 Dates

August 8, 2016 – Shashti
September 7, 2016 – Sashti
October 7, 2016 - Sashti
October 31, 2016  – Skanda Shasti Starts
November 1, 2016  – Kanda Shasti fasting Day 2
November 2, 2016  – Kantha Shasti fasting Day 3
November 3, 2016  – Skanda Sasti fasting Day 4
November 4, 2016  – Skanda Sasti fasting Day 4
November 5, 2016 – Skanda Sasti fasting Day 5
November 6, 2016 – Skanda Sashti Soora Samharam (Skanda Shashti fasting Day 6) - Monthly Sashti Fasting
November 7, 2016 – Tirukalyanam
December 5, 2016 - Sashti

Sashti 2017 Dates

January 4, 2017 – Shasti
February 2, 2017 – Sashti
March 4, 2017 – Shashti 
April 2, 2017 – Shasti
May 1, 2017 – Shashti
May 31, 2017 – Shasti
June 29, 2017 – Shasti
July 29, 2016 – Sashti

Please note that depending on the lunar and solar calendar followed in a particular region, occasionally, the Shasti day can be a day earlier from the above dates.

Lord Muruga is also known as Subrahmanya, Shanmugha, Guha, Kartik, Kartikeya, Skanda, Kanda…

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