Skanda Sashti at local temples

soora samharam at kapali templeSkanda Sashti is celebrated in Saivaite Temples with great fervour. Held in the
month of Aipassi (Oct 15 – Nov 15), it commemorates the destruction of evil by
Karthikeya, the son of Shiva and is celebrated with a dramatic enactment of Soora Samhaaram.  Here is how four temples in the Mylapore area are going to celebrate this festival.

 Sri Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore
At Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore, the celebrations are on till Nov 17. A veedi purappadu has been planned in the morning at 7.30 a.m. and in the evening at 7 p.m. everyday.
On Nov 17, the festivities will start off with the ther at 6 p.m. followed by Soora Samhaaram at 8 p.m. at North Mada Street, Mylapore. On Nov 18, an Ekadina Laksharchanai will be held in the morning at 9 a.m. and the thirukalyanam
utsavam will be held in the evening at 7 p.m.
Sri Virupakeeshwarar Temple, Bazaar Road, Mylapore
A laksharchanai for the deity has been planned on Nov 17, 8.30 a.m. at Sri Virupakeeshwarar Temple at Bazaar Road, Mylapore. A maha deepa aradhanai will be held at 10.30 a.m after which special prasadam will be distributed. A thirukalyanam utsavam will be held in the evening at 6 p.m.
Sri Malleeswarar Temple, Bazaar Road, Mylapore
Daily events at Sri Malleeswarar Temple, Mylapore include a special abhishekam, aradhanai and sahasranama parayanam at 7 p.m. everyday till Nov 17. On Nov 18, a kalasa puja (11 kalasams) will be held in the morning at 9 a.m. with ekadasa rudra parayanam. In the evening, the thirukalyana utsavam will be held at 7 p.m. followed
by maha deepa aradhanai.
Sri Karaneeswarar Temple, Bazaar Road, Mylapore
Evening kutcheris have been planned for Skanda Sasthi at Sri Karaneeswarar Temple, Mylapore till Nov 16. On Nov 17, an ekadina laksharchanai will be held from 8 a.m. On Nov 18, a special abhishekam will be held in the morning at 6.30 a.m. and the thirukalyanam utsavam will held in evening at 6.30 p.m. A veedi purappadu with the
deity in mayil vahanam will be held at 8 p.m.