Sashti Vrata falls on June 19, 2018, Tuesday.
Shashti is a day dedicated to Lord Muruga. He is the God of war and a mighty warrior.
The victory of Muruga over Surapadma is celebrated through Sashti festival. It is not just the destruction of a demon like Surapadma but it is the celebration of the victory of good over bad.
He was awarded a spear (Vel) by his mother Parvathi when he headed the army of the Devas against the asura Surapadma and his brothers Tarakasuran and Singamugan.
Lord Muruga is the destroyer of evil in the Universe. So, chanting Kantha Sashti Kavasam shields us from all negative influences in life.
Those who chant Kantha Sashti Kavasam will get rid of their karmic influences, will get wealth and spiritual enlightenment.
Let us dedicate ourselves to the feet of Lord Muruga who wiped out the sorrows of Devas by fasting on Sashti.