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Sashti Viratham Date in December 2017 – Monthly Fasting for Hindu God Muruga in December 2017

Sashti Viratham is a monthly fasting dedicated to Hindu God Muruga and is mainly observed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Sashti Viratham December 2017 date is December 24. Sashti fasting falls on the sixth day after Amavasi (no moon) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar.

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

Muruga is also known as Skanda, Shanmugha and Subramanian. In North India, Lord Muruga is known as Kartik or Kartikeya.