Kumarakottam Temple, Kanchipuram – Festivals
A popular festival held here is Skanda Shashti (in November), 6th day of bright half of the lunar month named after Murugan, also known as Skanda (Kanda in Tamil). During the month of Karthigai (November–December) between the darker half and the brighter half of Moon, celebrations are held in the temple when a very large number of lamps are lit in the temple.
The worship in the temple is scheduled six times daily. In every lunar month on the days of the rising star of Krittika (as per Hindu calendar) festival is held in the temple when very large number of devotees offers prayers to the deity. Each temple in Kanchipuram celebrates the Brahma festival, as Brahmotsavam, when processions of gods are held in the morning and evening hours.
Every Tuesday and every Kirttikai is very auspicious to pray in this temple. The two most important festivals celebrated in this temple are Skanda Shashti immediately after Deepavali in October/November and Vaisaka Festival in April/May every year.