March 28, 2017: Ugadi / Start of Telugu New Year / Gudi Padwa (according to Dhruganitha Sindhantam), Tailabhangam, Nimbhukusuma Bhakshanam, Prapadanam, Svetha varaha kalpadi, Start of Vasantha Navratri
March 29, 2017: Ugadi / Start of Telugu New Year / Gudi Padwa (according to Poorva Ganitha Sindhantam), Sri Hemalambha Year, Arundathi Vrat, Umasivagni Pooja, Chandra Darsanam
March 30, 2016: Siva Dolotsavam, Saubhagya Sayana Vratam, Masa Gouri Vratam, Andolana Tritiya, Sukramaudhyami Tyagam
Lord Subrahmanya Swamy is the second son of Parvati. He is the younger brother to Ganesha. Skanda Panchami is the day on which he was born.
The peacock is his vehicle. He is worshipped in the form of snakes as well.
Lord Subrahmanya Swamy is known as Skanda because he is the one who leads the army of the Gods.
Muruga is a popular deity in almost all Hindu families and more so in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.