Tirukalyanam during Skanda Sashti – Thiru Kalyanam

Tirukalyanam of Lord Muruga concludes the Skanda Sashti festival held after Amavasai in the Tamil month Aipassi. Tirukalyanam 2013 date is November 9. After the sixth day Skanda Sashti fasting and Soorasamharam, Tirukalyanam is held on the seventh day. It is a major event in important Lord Muruga temples.

On the Tirukalyanam day, Lord Muruga marries Goddess Valli. This divine marriage is celebrated with all traditional rituals by Muruga devotees.

Special arrangements are made on the Tirukalyanam day. The previous day is the Surasamharam and this holy event too attracts thousands of devotees.

Lord Muruga is also known as Skanda, Subrahmanya, Kartik and Kartikeya.

Today, Tirukalyanam is observed in Murugan Temples around the world especially in South India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and South Africa.