Gorupini Sashti is observed during the Shashti (sixth day) falling during the waxing phase of moon in Bengali Phalgun month (February – March). Gorupini Sashti 2018 date is Feb 21. This Shasti is dedicated to Goddess Sashti, who is the protector of children. She is also believed to be the consort of Lord Kartikeya.
Twelve forms of Goddess Shasti are worshipped in a year on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha. The form that is worshipped in Phalgun month is that of Gorupini.
Gorupini Sashti is one of the peaceful forms of Mother Goddess and she looks after and protects infants and young children. She is prayed to for the welfare of infants – she is believed to protect children from diseases and other physical damages.