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Skandha Shasti Mahothsavam Celebrations @ Parashakthi Temple


Eternal Mother Temple 551 W Kennett Rd, Pontiac, MI 48340

28 Oct, 2019
02 Nov, 2019
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Skandha Shasti Mahothsavam Six Day Celebrations for Lord Muruga/Subramanya/Karthikeya
On Mon, Oct 28th - Sat, Nov 2nd, 2019
Significance of Skanda Shasti
Skandha
Shasti commemorates the destruction of evil by the Lord Muruga, son of
Shiva & Parvathi, and is celebrated with the dramatic enactment of
Soora Samhaaram.
Lord Muruga engaged the armies of Simhamukha,
Surapadman and Tarakasura on a six day battle and vanquished all of
them on the sixth day. The sixth day (Shasti) of the waxing moon in the
month of Ashada (Oct/Nov) is celebrated as Skanda Shasti. Corresponding
to the six days of the war over evil forces, devotees undertake fasts,
prayers and devotional singing to Lord Muruga. Skandha Shasti which
sparks the energy of Lord Karthikeya. Special Subramanya Japam will be
performed at the Parashakthi temple in the morning. 
The
celebrations will also include rituals for Boghar Siddhar, one of the
18 yoga Siddhars and an alchemist, who made the Navapashana idol of the
presiding deity, Lord Muruga in Palani temple.  Boghar Siddhar is very
actively present at the Parashakthi Temple.  Please invite your friends
and family and make this festival a grand success.

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