The Skanda Sashti or Kanda Sashti Vratham is an important observance. It is especially for Lord Muruga. Devotees observe fast during "Shukla Paksha" Sashti day. As to "Skanda Sashti Vratam", the day when "Sashti Tithi" is combined with "Panchami Tithi", it is observed. Hence "Skanda Sashti Vratam" might be observed on Panchami Tithi. The monthly Shasti fasting begins at sunrise. It is broken the next day at sunrise after offering obeisances to Lord Surya. Aspirants go to Murugan Temple on Shasti.