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Kapila Sashti – Bhadrapad Kapila Shashti

Kapila Sashti is an auspicious day observed in the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. Kapila Sashti 2018 date is October 1. In South India, it is observed in the Kanni Month and Puratassi Masam and is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Skanda. In North India, it falls during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month.

It is considered highly auspicious to take bath in the sacred rivers. Legend has it that Sage Narada attained divine status on the day.

Special pujas and rituals are held on the day in Muruga Temples in South India.

Special pujas are also held on the day at the Bhadrachalam Sri Rama Temple. People also perform special Go Puja or worship of cows on the banks of Godavari