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Sashti Viratham January 2023 Date – Shasti Fasting for Muruga

Sashti Viratham, or Shasti, is a Hindu fasting day dedicated to Hindu God Muruga or Kartik. Shasthi is the sixth day after Amavasya (no moon) and Poornima (full moon) in a traditional Hindu calendar. The Sashti after Amavasya is considered highly auspicious by Muruga devotees and fasting is performed on the day. Sashti fasting viratham January 2023 date is January 27. 

Fasting on Sashti is considered highly beneficial and some devotees observe a complete fast for 24 hours. 

Muruga, also known as Skanda, Kartikeya, Shanmukha and Subramanian, is widely worshipped in South India, especially by Tamilians. In North India, Muruga is known as Kartik. 

Many devotees make it a point to visit Muruga temple on Sashti day. Some people only eat the Prasadam given from the temple on the day.