🦚Champa Shashthi - चम्पा षष्ठी

Champa Shashthi Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Champa Shashthi fast is dedicated to Bhagwan Kartikeya. This festival is dedicated to Khandoba ji, an incarnation of Bhagwan Shiva.

Champa Shashthi fast is dedicated to Bhagwan Kartikeya, the eldest son of Bhagwan Shiva and Mata Parvati. This festival is celebrated on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Margashirsha. Champa Shashti is also known as Skanda Shashthi. Champa flower is very dear to Parbhu Kartikeya, hence it is known as Champa Shashthi. Skanda Shashti Vrat is highly popular mainly in the states of South India. Champa Shashthi fast is also observed on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha of every month.

According to another belief, this festival is dedicated to Khandoba, an incarnation of Bhagwan Shiva. This Khandoba form of Bhagwan Shiva is believed to be the lord of farmers, herders and hunters.

Related Name
Skand Shashthi

चम्पा षष्ठी हिन्दी में पढ़ें

चंपा षष्ठी व्रत भगवान कार्तिकेय को समर्पित है। यह त्यौहार भगवान शिव के माने गये अवतार खंडोबा जी को समर्पित है।

Prachalit Katha

According to a legend, there used to be two demon brothers named Malla and Mani. Both the demons created great havoc in the lives of saints, deities and people.

Fed up with the terror of the demons, all the Bhagwan’s reached Bhagwan Vishnu but Bhagwan Vishnu asked them to go to Brahma ji for their help. Then, all the gods went to Brahma ji, Brahma ji also refused to help them.

All the deities moved towards Bhagwan Shiva and told him everything. Then, Bhagwan Shiva incarnated himself as a giant warrior, Khandoba, to kill the demons. These warriors appeared to shine like gold and the sun.

The face of this warrior was covered with turmeric. After this Bhagwan Shiva went to fight with both the demons. When Mani was about to die, he gave Khandoba his white horse and apologized for his past deeds, and asked for a boon(Var) that Bhagwan Shiva should also be present at his feet where he is worshipped.

Khandoba Temple

The Khandoba Temple, famous for the Haldi festival, is situated on a small hill with a climb of 100 steps. The Deepmala situated in the courtyard of the temple is considered to be the most beautiful sight here. A procession of Bhagwan Khandoba is also taken out here before the Haldi festival.

Related Information

Futures Dates
18 December 20237 December 202426 November 202515 December 20264 November 2027
Frequency
Yearly / Annual
Duration
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Margashirsha Shukla Shashthi
Ends Tithi
Margashirsha Shukla Shashthi
Months
November / December
Reason
The End of The Demons Malla and Mani. Dedicated to Lord Kartikeya.
Celebrations
Haldi Festival, Fasting, Katha, Bhajan-Kirtan.
Imp Places
Khandoba Temple, Pune, Maharashtra, Karnataka.
Past Dates
9 December 2021, 20 December 2020
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