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Kumar Sashti 2018 – Kumara Sasti 2018

Kumar Sashti is believed to be the day when Hindu God Kartik incarnated on earth. The day is of great significance in North and Western parts of India and Nepal. Kumar Sashti 2018 date is July 18. Son of Shiva and Parvati, Kartik is also known as
Kumar, Muruga, Skanda and Kumara. Kumar Sasti is observed on the sixth day of the Shukla Paksha of Ashada Month in North India, Nepal and Maharashtra.

The popular belief is that Goddess Parvati will be very pleased when prayers are offered to Skanda or Kumara. This is the reason she is known as Skanda Mata and is worshiped on the sixth day of Navratri.

Legend has it that Lord Kartik was born to defeat the demons and uphold dharma. Thus he is the General of the Army of Devas and vanquishes demons.

What to do on Kumar Sashti?

Lighting six lamps in temples dedicated to Skanda or Shiva will help in overcoming business and financial troubles.

Those who have trouble in relationships will find relief if Dahi and Sindhoor are offered to Kumara. The same offering is good for overcoming enemy related troubles.

Peacock feather blessed from Skanda temple should be kept in the Southwest corner of the office, house or factory for attaining wealth and prosperity.

Note - Kumara or Skanda is known as Muruga in South India. His worship is most popular in these regions. South India does not observe this Sashti.

Please note that in South India, the incarnation day of Kumara is different and it is observed on Vaikasi Visakam day in May or June.

Kumar Sashti is observed on Shukla Paksha Sashti day in Ashada month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.