8.30 am to 11.30 am
4.30 pm to 8.30 pm
8.30 am to 8.30 pm


01 Sri Sathyanarayana Puja
03 Saundarya Lahari Chanting
04 Sankarahara Chaturthi
09 Durga Puja
10 Venkateshwara Swamy Pooja
14 Pradosham
13 Panguni Masam begins
17 Hanuman Chalisa Chanting
18 Yugadi/Ugadi
18 Chaitra Masa begins
22 Shasti Bhajans
24 Vardanti of Shri Bharati Theertha Swamigal
25 Sri Rama Navami
28 Pradosham
30 Sri Sathyanarayana Puja
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Shashti, corresponding to the number six, falls twice in a month and usually the Shashti , falling six days after the New Moon day, is a day of importance for worshipping the Six-faced God, Sri Karthikeya or Muruga. Many devotees undertake fasting  on this day and recite  prayers such as Saint Arunagirinathar's Thiruppugazh hymns and Adi Sankara's Subramanya Bujangam.

In particular, the Shashti , occurring after Deepavali, is termed as Skanda Shashti and is celebrated in a grand manner as the day  Muruga overcame the asura Surapadma.  

It is a period when Lord Murugan's devotees recite the hymns Skanda Shasti Kavacham- the protective Armour of Lord Murugan. Skanda Shasti Kavacham is a short composition of powerful hymns containing special mantras. Through these matters, the composer, a sage cum poet Thevarayar, seeks Murugan's blessings to protect him against all evil forces such as the devils, goblins and protection of his body against all sickness. Though he had composed six such kavachams or Armour of hymns in honour of each of the six celebrated abodes of Murugan, the one composed at Thiruchendur is most popular and is recited by devotees. This is because, Thevarayar, who was despondent with his severe ulcer pain was cured at this abode of Murugan.

Devotees of Lord Karthikeya have been reciting Shashti Bhajans every month.

The Thiruppugazh Bhajans scheduled for :


Jan 1 Monday 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Jan 21 Sunday 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Feb 25 Sunday 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
March 22 Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30pm


To join the group and participate in the Shasti Bhajans kindly email Sri. Pasupathy



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