Sashti Viratham for TTC Ladies

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Giving you here a General Info bout Shasti Vrat to be performed for getting Child.

You can perform Shasti Vratam. Sashti is the sixth phase of moon. This is an auspicious day for Lord Muruga. According to the legend, Lord Muruga slayed the demon Soorapadman on sashti and every sashti is devoted to Lord karthikeya. This vratham is observed by all devotees of Lord karthikeya. This vratham is observed to get progeny
To observe this Vratham you should be on no-salt vegetarian diet on this day.

You can perform Shasti Vratam for 5 or 9 or 11 or 21 weeks. You can chant Sri Subrahmanya Bhujangam composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya and Sri Subrahmanya Ashtottara Namavali

There are two Shastis in a Hindu lunar month. One Shasthi after Amavasya and another after Purnima (Pournami).
The Shasti coming after Amavasya (new moon night) is the one meant for fasting. In simple terms, the Shasti coming during the increasing or growing phase of the moon.

Shasti Vratam is observed in the following manner.

The Shasti fasting begins with sunrise. The fast is broken on the next day morning after praying to Lord Surya (Sun God).

Most people observing the fast make it a point to visit Murugan Temple on this day.

It is a complete fast in many places. But this might not be quite possible for many people due to job, health and other reasons.

Many people take some sort of vegetarian food on this day – this is usually a single meal in the afternoon or night.
Many people opt for a fruit diet on the day. Some avoid solid food.

In several Kerala Muruga temples, many devotees eat a single rice meal at noon given from the temple. The cooked rice is consumed without any major side dishes.

The method of fasting differs from region to region. But all non-vegetarian food is avoided on the day.

Devotees listen to stories related to Skanda and reading of Skanda Purana. Another activity during the day is the reciting of Kanta Shasti Kavasam.

Shashti vratam is for Lord Muruga. After Amavasya 6th day skula shashti is the one to do fast.Those who want children they can do this vruth. There is a saying “Shashti yil erunthal akapaiyil varum”(you will get children). You have to take head bath and do puja and recite shashti kavacham with devotion.You can take only fruits and milk. If possible visit Lord Muruga in the nearest temple.

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