Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Kartikeya or Lord Murugan. It is celebrated when the Moon transits Vishakha Nakshatra in the tamil month of Vaikashi. This year it falls on June 12th, 2022. For local timings download the align27 app.

Lord Kartikeya also known as Muruga, Skanda and Subramanya is the God of courage, strength and wisdom. Lord Kartikeya was born to help the devas defeat the three asura brothers – Soorapadman, Singamuhan and Tarakan.

Honoring Lord Kartikeya is one of the BEST remedies for the planet Mars.


  1. Listen to or chant the Skanda Shashti Kavacham for health and protection.
  2. Chant the mantra Aum Subramanyaya Namah 108 times during Jupiter hora to destroy negativity.
  3. Light a lamp during sunset.
  4. You can chant the mantra Saravana Bhava as many times as possible. Sage Agastya mastered this 6 syllable mantra which has the power to eradicate all obstacles, debts, illnesses and bestow prosperity, good health and happiness.
  5. Donate to war veterans or policemen who need help.

Check out this article for few other tips to overcome the malefic effects of planet Mars – 8 Practical Ways To Strengthen Your Mars

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