Lord Skanda-Murugan

How to perform Skanda Shasti Puja at home

2017 Kanda Sasti festival dates

October 20, 2017 October 21, 2017 October 22, 2017 October 23, 2017 October 24, 2017 October 25, 2017 October 26, 2017
Kanda Sasti Day 1 Kanda Sasti Day 2 Kanda Sasti Day 3 Kanda Sasti Day 4 Kanda Sasti Day 5 Soora Samharam (Day 6) Tiru Kalyanam

Here is a simple method to perform Skanda Shasti Puja at home. You can do this puja on all six days of the Skanda Shasti Vratam or on the Soorasamharam day.

Before beginning any Hindu puja try to create a calm and pleasant atmosphere. Try to keep all the puja items near you.

Puja Items Needed

  • Small idol or picture of Ganesha
  • Now you can sprinkle rose water or usual water – Om… oupachaarika snaanam
  • Sprinkle some water again as final purification – Om...snaanaanandharam aachamaniyam
  • Now you can offer turmeric paste or if you have special dress for idol you can offer it –Om... vastraartham akshadaam
  • Now you can offer Sandal Paste to the Vel or idol – Om gandhaan dhaarayaami
  • Now you can do decorations with flowers or garlands – Om...gandhsyopari alankaaranaartham akshadaam
  • Now you can offer kum kum – Om...haridraa kumkumam
  • Finally, you can offer some flowers – Om...pushpaih poojayaami

Now you can light the lamp and chant Skanda Shashti Kavacham, Subrahmanya Bhujangam or read Skanda Purana or any tale related to Lord Murugan.

You can also perform archana after lighting the lamp or your usual method of daily puja with camphor and agarbathis (incense sticks).

If you have prepared any food (navediyam) you can offer it to the lord and perform Arathi.

At the end of the puja you can thank Lord Ganesha for helping in successfully conducting the puja.

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Courtesy: Hindu-Blog.com