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Chandan Shasti is a sacred day observed in the Vaishakh month on Shukla Paksha Shasthi as per the Hindu calendar. Chandan Shashti has some importance in Bengali calendar. Ladies keep fasting (Upvaas) on this auspicious day and break their fast in the evening. Kashmiri Pandits observe Chandan Shashti in Bhadra Month i.e. Bhadun Month. In 2017, it falls on Meda Masam (month) of the Malayalam calendar, Chithirai Masam (month) of Tamil calendar and Boishakh (Vaisakh) month in Bengali Panjika.
Chandan Sashti Vrat Date:
01 May 2017
Important things about Chandan Shashti:
Shashthi or Shashti (literally means "sixth") is a Hindu Goddess, represents as the supporter and protector of children. She is also considered as the Hindu folk goddess for reproduction and the tutelary deity of every household and is believed to assist women during childbirth. Goddess Shashthi is pictured as a mother goddess, riding a cat (Vahan) and nursing one or more children.
Maa Shashti is also worshipped as a bestower of children to the childless parents, and regarded as the primary goddess for blessing children. The Vrat or Fast on this Shashti is observed by married women for the protection of their infants. Areca nuts, sweets, fruits, etc. betel leaves, are offered to Goddess Shasti in units of six. In the Northern part of India, Shashthi is worshipped in the form of the banyan tree, which is considered as a sacred tree.
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