Sashti Viratham Date in October 2016 – Monthly Muruga Shashti Fasting in October 2016



Sashti Viratham, or Shashti fasting, is a monthly fasting dedicated to Hindu God Muruga. Sashti Viratham October 2016 date is October 7. Lord Muruga is also known as Skanda, Shanmugha and Subramanian. In North India, Lord Muruga is known as Kartik or Kartikeya.

Sashti Vratam falls on the sixth day after Amavasi (no moon) and Pournami (full moon) in a traditional Hindu calendar. Most devotees fast during the Sashti falling after Amavasi.

Shasti Fasting is considered highly auspicious and many Muruga devotees observe a 24-hour fast, while some take a single meal on the day.

Skanda Sashti fasting begins from October 31.