Shasti Vrata For Children How To Follow

I have posted some Mantras on Santhana Gopala Mantras for being Blessed with Children.


I included in the post Mantras to prevent abortion.


A little earlier I posted an article on Karbha Rakshmbigai for easy , natural delivery.


Many readers wanted  to know more on this subject.


Murugan with Valli and Devasena
Lord Subramanya with Valli and Devasena. image credit.


To begin with I am providing information on how to follow the Shasti Vrata for Lord Subrahmnya for begetting children.


I have observed, personally,that this Vrata has blessed the couple with children, in one case after 12 years and in another after six years.

As on 25th October, 2017, Seventeen have been blessed with  CHILD after following the procedure. 

This speaks of their faith and meticulous following of the procedure. 



Have a Subrahmanya Idol/Photo at Home.


Choose the sixth day of the Waxing moon, Shukla Shasti.


Take  two one rupee or five rupees coins , have them tied up in a new white cloth tinged with turmeric powder.


Pray your Family Deity for child.


Keep these coins in the pooja room or in front of the Deity at Home.


( all these are to be performed after taking bath and with out taking food).


Preferable if the husband wears Pancha kachcha and ladies Madisar,


Perform the Astotra of Lord Subramanya.


As Naivedya, offer Milk Payasam ot Sakkarai pongal.

Or A teaspoon of honey or dry fruits.


On this day the couple are not to eat anything.


They should take fruits in the night.


The couple should be together in the night.


This Vrata has to be performed for 45 days( on every Shasti, both Shukla and Krishna Shasti)


Ensure that you do not disclose to others that you are following this Vrata.


I have noticed that woman conceive after the second observance, that is after the first shukla shasi when they have started the Vrata.


If it possible, one may visit the Family Deity and Lord Subramanya in any of His Arupadai veedu, His Six Abodes , before the starting the Vrata.


Or one may visit after the child is born and offer the Coins they have kept at Home before the Vrata.



Sri Subrahmanya Ashtottara Sata Nâmavali:

The 108 Names of Lord Skanda Kumara

Nandikeswarar instructed this incantation to Sage Agastya

Ôm namô Skandâya namaha
Hail Skanda! Vanquisher of the mighty foes!

Ôm namô Guhâya namaha
Praise be to the Invisible Lord – He who abides in the hearts of devotees true!

Ôm namô Shanmukhâya namaha
Praise be to the six-faced one!

Ôm namô Bâlanetrasutâya namaha
Praise be to the Son of the Three-Eyed Siva!

Ôm namô Prabhave namaha
Praise be to the Lord Supreme!
Ôm namô Pingalâya namaha
Praise be to the golden-hued one!

Ôm namô Krittikâsunave namaha
Hail to the Son of the starry maids!

Ôm namô Shikhivâhanâya namaha
Hail to the rider on the peacock!

Ôm namô Dvinadbhujâya namaha
Hail to the Lord with the twelve hands!

Ôm namô Dvinannetrâya namaha
Hail to the Lord with the twelve eyes!

Ôm namô Shaktidharâya namaha
Hail to the wielder of the Lance!

Ôm namô Pisidâsaprabhajanâya namaha
Praise be to the destroyer of the Asuras!

Ôm namô Târakâsurasamhârine namaha
Praise be to the slâyar of Târakâsuran!

Ôm namô Raksobalavimardanâya namaha
Praise be to the Victor of the Asuric forces!

Ôm namô Mattâya namaha
Praise be to the Lord of felicity!

Ôm namô Pramattâya namaha
Praise be to the Lord of bliss!

Ôm namô Unmattâya namaha
Hail Oh passionate One!

Ôm namô Surasainyasuraksakâya namaha
(Suralangasya Rakshithre Namaha); Hail Saviour of the Devas!

Ôm namô Devasenâpataye namaha
Hail Commander of the Heavenly hosts!

Ôm namô Pragnya namaha
Hail, Lord of Wisdom!

Ôm namô Kripalave namaha
Hail Compassionate One!

Ôm namô Bhaktavatsalâya namaha
Lover of devout ones, Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Umâsutâya namaha
Son of Uma – Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Shaktidharâya namaha
Mighty Lord-Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Kumârâya namaha
Eternal youth-Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Krauncadharanâya namaha
He who reft asunder the Kraunca Mount – Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Senânye namaha
Praise be to the Army Chief!

Ôm namô Agnijanmane namaha
To the effulgence of Fire, all Hail!

Ôm namô Viskhâya namaha
To Him who shone on the astral Visakha – All Hail!

Ôm namô Shankarâtmajâya namaha
Thou Son of Sankara – All Hail!

Ôm namô Sivasvâmine namaha
Thou Preceptor of Siva – All Hail!

Ôm namô Ganaswâmine namaha
On Lord of the Ganas – All Hail

Ôm namô Sarvasvâmine namaha
On Lord, God Almighty, All Hail!

Ôm namô Sanâtanâya namaha
Oh Lord eternal, Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Anantasaktaye namaha
Thou potent Lord, Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Aksobhyâya namaha
Unsullied by arrows art Thou – Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Parvatîpriyanandanâya namaha
Thou beloved of Parvati, Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Gangasutâya namaha
Oh, son of Goddess Ganga – Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Sarodbhutâya namaha
Thou who did’st nestle in the Saravana Lake!

Ôm namô Atmabhuve namaha
Thou Unborn Lord!

Ôm namô Pavakatmajâya namaha
Thou who art born of Fire!

Ôm namô Mâyâdharâya namaha
Energy Art Thou-Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Prajrimbhâya namaha
Praise be to thee Auspicious One! (Blissful)!

Ôm namô Ujjrimbhâya namaha
Praise be to the Invincible One!

Ôm namô Kamalâsanasamstutâya namaha
Praise be to the Lord extolled by Brahma!

Ôm namô Ekavarnâya namaha
The one Word art Thou-All Hail!

Ôm namô Dvivarnâya namaha
In Two Art Thou-All Hail!

Ôm namô Trivarnâya namaha
Thou Art the Three-All Hail!

Ôm namô Sumanoharâya namaha
Thou Stealer of pure hearts-All Hail!

Ôm namô Caturvarnâya namaha
In four Art Thou-All Hail!

Ôm namô Pancavarnâya namaha
In five letters Art Thou-All Hail!

Ôm namô Prajapataye namaha
Father of all Creation-All Hail!

Ôm namô Trumbâya namaha
Praise be to Thee, Oh Peerless One!

Ôm namô Agnigarbhâya namaha
Thou who dost sustain the fire!

Ôm namô Samigarbhâya namaha
Hail Thou who arose out of the Vanni flame! (Fire of the Suma tree)!

Ôm namô Visvaretase namaha
Thou glory of the Absolute Paramasivam, All Hail!

Ôm namô Surarighne namaha
Oh, Subduer of the foes of the Devas, All Hail!

Ôm namô Hiranyavarnâya namaha
Thou resplendent One, All Hail!

Ôm namô Subhakrite namaha
Thou Auspicious One-All Hail!

Ôm namô Vasumate namaha
Thou Oh Splendour of the Vasus- (a class of Gods) All Hail!

Ôm namô Vatuvesabhrite namaha
Praise be to Thee, Oh lover of celibacy!

Ôm namô Bhûshane namaha
Thou Luminous Sun-All Hail!

Ôm namô Kapastaye namaha
Thou Effulgence divine, All Hail!

Ôm namô Gahanâya namaha
Thou Omniscient One-All Hail!

Ôm namô Chandravarnâya namaha
Thou Radiance of the Moon – Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Kâladharâya namaha
Thou who adorns the crescent-Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Mâyâdharâya namaha
Engergy art Thou-Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Mahâmâyine namaha
Great Artist of Deception too art Thou, Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Kaivalyâya namaha
Everlasting joy of attainment-Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Sahatatmakâya namaha
Art all-pervading-All Hail!

Ôm namô Visvayônaye namaha
Source of all Existence-All Hail!

Ôm namô Ameyatmane namaha
Oh, Supreme Splendour, All Hail!

Ôm namô Tejonidhaye namaha
Illumination divine-All Hail!

Ôm namô Anâmâyaya namaha
Savior of all ills-All Hail!

Ôm namô Parameshtine namaha
Thou art Immaculate Lord, Praise be to Thee

Ôm namô Parabrahmane namaha
Thou Transcendant One, Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Vedagarbhâya namaha
The Source of the Vedas art Thou, Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Viratsutâya namaha
Immanent Art Thou in the Universe, Praise be to Thee!

Ôm namô Pulindakanyâbhartre namaha
Praise be to the Lord of Valli, the Vedda belle!

Ôm namô Mahâsarasvatavradâya namaha
Praise be to the source of Gnosis

Ôm namô Âsritâ Kiladhâtre namaha
Praise be to Him who showers grace on those who seek his solace!

Ôm namô Choraghnâya namaha
Praise be to Him who annihilates those who steal!

Ôm namô Roganasanâya namaha
Praise be to the divine Healer

Ôm namô Anantamûrtaye namaha
Praise be Thine whose forms are endless!

Ôm namô Ânandâya namaha
Praise be Thine, Oh Thou infinite Bliss!

Ôm namô Shikhandîkritagedanâya namaha
Praise be Thine, Thou Lord of peacock banner!

Ôm namô Dambhâya namaha
Praise be Thine, Oh lover of gay exuberance!

Ôm namô Paramadambhâya namaha
Praise be Thine, Thou lover of supreme exuberance!

Ôm namô Mahâdambhâya namaha
Praise be Thine, Oh Lord of lofty magnificence!

Ôm namô Vrishakâpaye namaha
Thou who art the culmination of righteousness-All Hail (Dharma)!

Ôm namô Karanopâtadehâya namaha
Thou who deigned embodiment for a cause-All Hail!

Ôm namô Kâranâtita Vigrahâya namaha
Form transcending causal experience

Ôm namô Anîshvarâya namaha
Oh Eternal peerless plentitude, All Hail

Ôm namô Amritâya namaha
Thou Ambrosia of Life-All Hail!

Ôm namô Pranâya namaha
Thou life of life, Praise unto Thee!

Ôm namô Pranâyamaparâyanâya namaha
Thou support of all beings-Praise unto Thee!

Ôm namô Vritakandare namaha
Praise unto Thee who subjugates all hostile forces!

Ôm namô Viraghnâya namaha
Thou vanquisher of heroic opponents, Praise unto Thee!

Ôm namô Raktashyamagalâya namaha
Thou art Love, and of crimson beauty- Praise unto Thee!

Ôm namô Mahate namaha
Oh Consummation of glory, All Praise to Thee!

Ôm namô Subrahmanyâya namaha
We praise Thee, Oh effulgent Radiance!

Ôm namô Paravarâya namaha
Oh Supreme (Sovereign) Goodness, Praise unto Thee!

Ôm namô Brahmanyâya namaha
We praise Thee, luminous wisdom serene!

Ôm namô Brahmanapriyâya namaha
Thou who art beloved of seers-Praise unto Thee!

Ôm namô Loka Gurave Namaha
Oh universal Teacher, All Praise to Thee!

Ôm namô Guhapriyâya Namaha
We praise Thee, Indweller in the core of our hearts!

Ôm namô Aksâyaphalapradâya namaha
We praise Thee, Oh bestower of indestructible results ineffable!

Ôm namô Shrî Subrahmanyâya namaha
We praise Thee, most glorious effulgent Radiance!

Om Saravanabhava Om!

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90 responses to “Shasti Vrata For Children How To Follow”

      • Begin on 13 November.Husband and wife are to be together on the Sashti day specifically. Other days as you desire. For other details , please check the article. For doubts, you may mail me. May Goddess Abhirami Bless you with children.


      • sir ,
        I have a doubt should be buy an idol /photo of single Subramanya Swami or we have to buy along with valli and Devasena ammavaru. Please say me sir and I am beginning on November 13 as you have given me the information and please say me the days till 45 days because last Shasti is little bit confusing.


      • Dear sir
        Sir please clarify my doubt fasting should be only fruits and milk . Can we have light food in the evening after sunset Pooja bcz I am on medicines. Or is it compulsory to have fast wholeday.


  1. Halo sir
    I sent an email. please clarify as i am new to this blog and i am unable to conceive from past 5 years of my marriage. i am confused about the skanda sasthi puja. shall i start the puja on first sasthi and continue 45 days consecutively. or shall i do it on every month 2 sasthi days to complete 45 sasthi. plz help me sir.thank you


    • Start in Sukla paksha as stated in the article and perform the Vrata on all the Sashti that fall within Forty five days. May Lord Subramanya Bless you with children.


  2. Hello Sir,
    Thanks for posting this vrata information. Unfortunately there was a lapse from my side while following this vrata.
    On some calender I found shashti is on Dec 19th, So I started on 19th. This is my first shasti. But afternoon my friend told shasti was on Dec 18th itself. Even though I continued. Can I consider it? or shall I re-start shashi vrata from next month? I tied one 5Rs coin while starting vrata instead of 2 coins. Later I realised. 😦 What can I do now? If I start from beginning should I tie again? What shall I do with old one? Kindly help me with your replay sir. On shukla shashti I have periods, so I have to start on krashna shsti itself .


    • Hello sir, it was a nice article giving me some confidence as I don’t have child already 7 years I got married and I am with my husband in overseas …. please don’t take me wrong…. in this 45days vrata can my husband drink alcohol…he normally drink at weekend only…. just to make sure I tell my husband the right thing to him. Please let me know. Thanks


  3. Sir,

    We have completed this Vrata on 3 Shastis (both Krishna and Sukla Paksham covering 45 days) between November 5th and 5th December. Kindly let us know do we observe this Vrata for 45 days or observe it for 45 Shastis?


  4. Hello Sir,

    Today is Shasti and I started shasti vratam in the morning and did pooja as mentioned in your blog. But unluckily i got my period in afternoon. So me n my husband shall continue this vratam for 45 days or again start vratam from next Shasti. Plz plz reply…


      • As i have mentioned i have already tied 1rs coins, do i need to tie it again in coming next shasti after pournami(full moon) or after amavasya(new moon) and from when my 45 days vrata would be counted. Also can i make non-veg at home for other family members during 45 days vrata. plz rply…


      • Completed shasti vrata, but not yet conceived. I don’t know where we did mistake to doing this vrata..


  5. Hello Sir,

    I started my Shasti vratam today in the morning and tied 2 1rupee coin as mentioned in your blog and completed pooja. But unluckily i got my period in afternoon. So plz tell me shall me n my husband continue this vratam for 45 days or start from next Shasti.


  6. Hi sir, we can have fruit diet during day time also or oly water during day and night fruits, on Vartam day.


  7. Sir is it only on Nov 6 ,starting shashti I need to be on water & fruit fast ,and other following with vegetarian without garlic and onion ,because body is nor permitting
    Please advise


  8. Namasthe sir ,
    I started my shashti today for 45 days ,are we allowed to eat fruits ,it was all normal till afternoon with tender coconut ,but suddenly started puking ,


  9. Very useful post ,sir please let me know whether I need to be on vegeteriam food for all the 45 days or on water and fruit diet ,
    Or is it only on shashti days , I allowed to take non veg on other days ,
    Since I have started my vruta on skanda shashti today ,please advise .


    • Vegetarian Only on Shasti days .Exclude Onion and Garlic in these days.You may begin today,6 November 2016.May Goddess Abhirami Bless you with a child


  10. Hi Sir,
    Very useful post. Last year also we followed the vratam on skantha shasti 6 days in aippasi. We are desparate for kid from past 6 years, but not a positive sign. Here I need few clarification. This vrat start on shukla paksha shasti and then we hv to continue for next 45 normal days? Or else every shashti thiti falling date we hv to do fasting? Coz in a year only 24 shashti thiti comes. If its 45 days to continue all day we shiuld fast and then take only fruits or on only shashti thiti. Kindly correct me.
    thanks a lot sir



    • Please contact me ay mail id. You can talk to me on phone when I shall clarify your doubts. Don’t worry. Goddess Abhirami willBless you. Regards


  11. Hiii sir,
    I started this fast last year in December, and will do it every month without fail. I will revise kandha sashti kavacham while going to ofce in train because I go to office, but I make sure I simply light lamp, do namaskaram to Lord Murugan and go to temple also. But, still I have not yet been blessed with a baby trying from past 1 year. Can you tell me what can be done and also let me know if we need to do fast on all six days after Diwali till Akansha Shashti or only on 6th November.


    • 6 November is Shasti. You may begin on that day. Please contact me at my mail ID and I shll provide you my number.Suggest you cl me.Do not worry. Regards.


  12. Hi Sir, I have a confusion on how many days i have to perform this pooja? 45 shasti days or 45 days?


  13. Hello Sir,
    Today is my 4th shasti and by God’s grace today i got to know that I have conceived.
    Should I continue the shasti vratam similarly on coming shastis also or is there anything I should do.
    Thank you so much for your guidance.


    • Congratulations. You are seventh who have conceived following the article.You may continue till 45 days are over. You may take normal food during these days. Your husband can follow the diet regulations. During this period of Vrata please avoid onion garlic and Non veg.May Goddess Garbharakshamika and Subramahmanya bless you for safe delivery


  14. Sir we want to tie 2 one rs coin every shashti n drop the coin on the same day in temple handi???? And every shashti we want to go at temple.
    When should we can drop the coins in temple handi?


    • No. Do it once on the day of the first day when you start vrata.You can go temple amy day durimg the vrta period. It is preferable to go on Shasti day.


  15. Sir my name s Sonia I had a marrige proposal 2015 at the beginning we had good understanding and we’re in love with each other when they fix marriage they are some problems that marriage get cut off its been twice cut of and fight between both I very badly need him and want to get married to him so please suggest me if I can do this pooja please Sir m in to much of problem at home


  16. My daughter undertaken four aborstions she taken medical treatment.since six years she is not taken any treatement.please guide me to do the shasti vrata for chaildren to do the need full.and to get the children


  17. On the day of Shasti, can we have Prasadam (Naivedya offered to God) along with milk and fruits or it need to be a full day fasting?


  18. Hello Sir

    Can we do this puja alone… if my husband is not ready to do puja along with me. Do I need to fast all 6days having only fruits?


  19. Hello sir may i know the date when should i start this i did not understand when you said 45 days on all shastis also is it ok if only I perform this pooja


    • You may begin on any shukla paksha(waxing moon) Shashti and perform the vrata on all the shastis that fall within the 45 days9Krishna and shukla paksha shashtis)


      • Hello Sir
        Next shuklapaksha shasti is on 10th June, i saw in calendar starting from 10th 45days is till 24th July. In this 45 days shasti is on 10th June, 26th June, and 10th July. So should i perform the pooja on these 3 days. Please correct me if I am wrong and give exact dates if I am starting pooja from 10th June.


  20. Sir can this vratam be observed by anyone or only with people wanting kids. I already have two children, but looking to do a fast for peace of mind. I am getting attracted towards doing some fast for Lord Muruga.Pls. guide me


  21. Sir please say me when to perform the shasti pooja vratam for getting children. I have been married since 10 years I have done all poojas now I am thinking of doing this pooja please say me through mail the dates and procedure for doing pooja. Please help me sir. Thank you .


  22. Hello Sir,I followed Shashti vratam as per your instructions. I completed 4 vratams and by God’s grace I have conceived now.For how many more months should I carry on the vratam?Thanks so much sir.Feeling truly blessed.


    • Congratulations.May Subrahmanya and Abhirami Bless you for a safe delivery.
      Pray for a safe delivery to Garbha Rakshambigai at Thirukkarukavur that you shall visit the temple when the child is three months old.
      You mean four Shastis?
      You may stop it after six Sashstis (totalling six including what you have done.


    • Hi ranjani congrats for ur pregnancy
      Can u tell how long u kept the virat like monthly 2 days r full 45 days
      Both u and ur husband kept this virat


      • The Vrata is to be followed for 45 days.If you conceive, most likely you shall conceive, during this period, you may continue till you complete 45 days.


  23. What prayer /vratham can a mother do for her Child’s health? My son has a condition that I want to help him overcome.

    Please help.


    • The period from New Moon to Full Moon is Sukla paksha and from Full Moon to New Moon is Krishna Paksha.New Moon is Amavasya and Full Moon Pournami..Shasti is the sixth day from both . You can get this from Daily calendar.Check this Link to find


  24. Thanks for posting this sir.Unfortunately there was a lapse frm my side while following this vratam.
    In the morning while trying one rupee coin by mistake I did tie only one instead of two coins.I realised it in the evening n added one more coin in the evening n tied it again.Does it mean that my vratam is incomplete today?Should I restart again next Shashti?Kindly help with your reply.Thanks.


    • No problem .If you have completd the other procedures the Vrata is Complete.Have the coin dropped in the Temple(of the Deity Murugan if you have kept the oin for Murugan or the Family Deity).May Goddess Abhirami Bless you..


      • Hello sir,
        Do we need to tie one rupee coin every shasti or it’s enough to be tied in the 1st shasti (the day we begin the vrata)?


      • Tieing one rupee coin is to take the vow. Once you start the vrata you need not do it. And when you visit Subrahmanyas temple , drop the coin in the temple Hundi.


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