Skanda Shasti 2022
The Sanskrit word Shat stands for number 6. Shasti, as such, denotes the 6th lunar day of both the waxing and the waning fortnight of the Moon. Of these, the 6th day of the waxing phase is considered auspicious for undertaking special worship and austerities. Hence, Shasti has come to represent the 6th day of Shukla Paksha, the waxing phase of the moon or simply, the 6th waxing moon. The Shasti that falls on the waxing phase of the Moon in the Hindu Lunar month of Ashwin (Oct- Nov) is observed as Skanda Shasti.