All You Need to Know about Karthigai!







Upcoming Karthigai Vrata is on April 27, Thursday, 2017. 

 

Following are the frequently asked questions about Karthigai and its significance. 

 

When does Karthigai Vrata occur?

 

Karthigai is a star among 27 stars and falls on the day when the Moon crosses the Karthigai constellation of six stars once in a month as per lunar calendar.

 

Who is the Lord of worship for the day and why?

 

Karthigai is the star auspicious for the worship of Lord Muruga as it is only Karthigai nymphs who reared him. There are special prayers and abhishekams in temples in the worship of Lord Muruga on the day.

 

What is the story behind the birth of Lord Muruga?

 

Lord Muruga was born of the third eye of Lord Shiva and was born as six babies. These six babies were brought up by the six Karthigai nymphs and later, Muruga was transformed into a boy with six faces by his mother, Goddess Parvathi.

 

What do we get through our prayers to Muruga on this day?

 

We are able to get spiritual enlightenment and attainment of virtues in life by praying to Lord Muruga on this day.

 

What kind of slokas we can recite on the day?

 

Subramanya Bhujangam, Kandha Sashti Kavacham and Skandha Guru Kavasam are the slokas that yield favorable results for the devotees of Lord Muruga on the day.

 

Let us pray to Muruga for spiritual enlightenment and attainment of virtues in life

 

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