Lord Muruga is also called as Sivagurunathar, since he has taught the meaning of Pranava Mantra to his father Lord Shiva himself!
In the popular text, Sivagurunatham, a rare collection of Murugan Bhakti Songs, which were written by various Siddhar Saints, we can find the following verses, and these verses have become very popular amongst the Murugan devotees!
Oh my Dear Lord Muruga, how I will forget you, since I have stored you permanently at my soul, and I never leave you from my soul forever in my life.
Oh Muruga, whenever I think about you, you should come before me, and must give your divine vision. Those who worship Lord Muruga would never suffer from any sort of difficulties in their life, and their sins and diseases would be miraculously removed through the grace of Lord Muruga.
Oh Lord Muruga, my heart gets melted, whenever I chant your wonderful names, whenever I worship you, whenever I recite your divine Mantras. You are showering mercy towards your devotees like the ocean. I am able to find the holy Rivers like Ma Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari and Narmada, on your holy feet, and I worship you in the form of your father Lord Shiva, since you are the holy aspect of Lord Shiva.
Oh Lord Muruga, I never stopped worshipping you even for a single day in my life. You are the consort of Ma Valli and Devasena. Those who worship you sincerely would surely get salvation.
Oh Lord Muruga, even if you are a fictitious god or a simple statue, I would never forget you, since I strongly believe that in my soul, you are dwelling there permanently.
Oh Lord Muruga, please daily come to my home and accept your favourite Holy Prasad Items, like Panchamirtham and Cow’s milk. Please give me your divine darshan whenever you visit my home.
Oh Lord Muruga, those who completely surrender at your holy lotus feet need not worry about their life, since they would always be well-protected by you.
Oh Lord Muruga, you are the form of precious gold, diamond and ruby. You are the form of Holy Mountain Himalayas. You are the form of the Vedas, You are the form of Lord Vishnu, you are the form of all the sacred things present in the universe, you are the form of all the temples present in the world, you are the form of the Bhagavathas like Prahalada, Dhruva, Markandeya Narada and Tumburu, and you are the form of all the Sacred Rivers.
Oh My Dear Muruga, sleep well, sleep comfortably on my lap. The weather is very good, and my affectionate arms are gently rubbing your body, you have eaten enough food, now it is the time for you to sleep well!
Oh My Dear Muruga, even during the time of sleep, your face doesn’t appear dull, but it looks brighter similar to the full moon. Even if you touch the ordinary water on your tender hands, very soon, it becomes the divine nectar. The sound of the breath which you release from your nose is like hearing the Gandharva Gana, and even if you drink the poison, it would not harm you, since you are the Lord of the entire universe.
My Murugan would do Leelas, my Murugan would do so many miracles, My Murugan is also affectionately called by me as Balamurugan, and he is my precious child. He would dwell on the lap of his mother Ma Shakti Devi, and he used to show all the divine worlds on his two eyes.
My Child Muruga is the one, who has created the 14 worlds, and he is able to lift all the worlds on his little arms, I don’t know what kind of meditation we have all done in our previous births in order to have our lovely child Muruga as our most benevolent worshipful god?
My child Muruga is the one, who contains superior powers than that of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Indra, but we could be able to tie Lord Muruga on our soul, by showing our true love and affection on him. He always pleases others through his playful acts, and sometimes he even used to show his divine vision in front of his devotees.
My Child Muruga is worshipped even by the great sages like Sanaka, and with his gentle smile, he steals the hearts of everyone, and I have been very much blessed to worship our beloved child Muruga as our most precious god.
My Child Muruga would release his devotees from their hardships and also from the repeated chain of birth cycles. Those who worship him sincerely need not worry about their life, since they have been well-protected by my wonderful child Muruga.
My Child Muruga is the child not only for me, but for the entire mothers in the world. He brings happiness to those who suffer from worries, provides food for the hunger, removes the sins of the sinners, and shows the proper path in the lives of his devotees.
My Child Muruga does not harm anyone, but he would give a soothing effect to the pains of the devotees, kill their bad habits, and make them to lead a disciplined life. Being the superior god, he would always torch the divine light before us, in order to walk properly in the correct path in our life journey.
The meaning for the word beautiful is Lord Muruga, since he seems to be very beautiful.
You are the one who have settled down in the abode of Palani Hills in naked form, you are the one who has defeated and killed the great demon Surapadman, you are the one who safeguards us through your divine spear (“VEL”).
Those who apply the sacred ash of Lord Muruga, would be relieved from their sins and diseases.
Perform holy bath on the earthly abodes of Lord Muruga, and especially at the Palani Murugan Temple, in order to attain salvation.
Oh Lord Muruga, I would never forget you, since I consider you as my beloved god.
Oh Lord Muruga, I would never spend a single day, without chanting your wonderful names and divine mantras.
You are the great consort of Ma Valli and Ma Devasena, once if we think about you, our heart would melt down. Please remove the troubles and turmoil of the people in the earth in this difficult Kali Yuga.
You are the affectionate brother of the fat bellied and the elephant headed god Lord Ganapati, you are the head of the Devas, and you are the pious son of Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati.
Oh Lord Muruga, you are governing the entire universe in a wonderful manner. Those who approach you by visiting your temples would attain great divinity, sanctity and purity.
Oh my Lord Muruga, people forgets you since they live in their dream world, please remove their worldly illusions and make them to realize about you.
By worshipping the six headed god Arumuga who contains twelve arms, all of our problems would come to an end.
Oh Lord Muruga, I have sought refuge under your lotus feet, through great devotion, hereafter, no one could separate us, since I love you so much!
Lord Muruga would come with us in all walks of our life like our shadow.
Oh Lord Muruga, who appears like a bar of gold, you are my sweet heart, you are everything for me, you are the leader for the entire world, you are highly efficient, you are the Divine Guru, you are highly knowledgeable and your powers are extraordinary!
By worshipping your Divine spear, we gets relieved from our sins, by thinking about your divine peacock, we gets relieved from fear.
I consider that worshipping your Divine Spear is my first and foremost duty.
Oh Lord Muruga, you are the fire god Agni Bhagavan and gives light to the world, you are the wind god Lord Vayu, and gives air to the entire world, you are the earth goddess, Ma Bhumi Devi, who helps us to get proper food grains, you are the Surya and Chandra, who makes the world to shine brightly, you are Lord Varuna, who gives sufficient water and quenches our thirst, you are the great Lord Indra, who showers rain in the seasons, you are Lord Rama and Krishna who has established the Dharma in the world.
Oh Lord Muruga, you are the son of the matter hair god Shiva, you are the son of the fish eyed goddess Uma Devi, you are the powerful king Prahalada who has established “BHAKTI” on the minds of the people, you are the great Dhruva, who shines brightly on the skies, you are the Parandama, Lord Vishnu, who protects the entire world, you are the four headed god Brahma, who wonderfully discharges his creation work, you are the powerful Lord Indra, the god of heavens.
The entire world has become bright due to the birth of Lord Muruga, who is also called as Karthikeyan. Due to the bright radiance of Lord Muruga, even the sun god was unable to see him clearly. During the birth of Lord Muruga, all the celestials were reached the SARAVANA POIGAI, the sacred pond, which is considered to be the birth place of Lord Muruga, in order to have a glimpse.
Lord Muruga as a child has given his blessings to the gods like Brahma and Vishnu, and asked them to discharge their duties in a proper manner.
Lord Muruga when he smiles, looks like that of the protector god Vishnu, and when he talks, he looks similar to Lord Brahma, and when he blesses his devotees, he looks similar to his father Lord Shiva.
Lord Muruga is the activating force, who does his duties perfectly. He was born out from the third eye spark of Lord Shiva, and hence he contains the features of Lord Shiva, and those who do wrongful acts would be punished by him, and later on, he himself used to hug them like their affectionate mother.
When Lord Brahmaji was unable to explain the meaning of the Pranava Mantra, Lord Muruga has got angry with him, and hence he put him in a prison, and later on, like an affectionate mother, he released him from the prison, properly taught the meaning of the Pranava Mantra, and also affectionately hugged him, and gave sufficient powers to do his creation work without any hindrances.
When Muruga leaves us alone, then who else would safeguard us in this difficult Kaliyuga! Let everyone of us fall at his lotus feet and ask him to shower his unlimited blessings on us.
When Lord Muruga blesses us with his powerful weapon “VEL”, the divine spear, then no one could fight with us, and we would never suffer from enmity, black magic and from any sort of problems in our life.
Let’s study the wonderful Leelas and the Divine plays performed by Lord Muruga from the Holy Text Sri Skanda Purana. Let us consider it as the sacred text, and give prime importance.
Oh my dear devotees of Lord Muruga, decorate your homes with flowers and mango leaves, let everybody of you take bath and apply perfumes and the sacred ash on your body, since our dear Lord Muruga is going to visit our homes by riding his divine peacock on this auspicious Skanda Shasti Festival day. Please offer him the Holy Prasad items like the sweetened milk and the tasty Panchamirtham.
Oh my dear Lord Muruga, in your body, I could see the entire universe. I could even see your father and mother on your body! I could see the Bhagavathas like Sri Prahalada and Sri Dhruva who sincerely worships you in the form of Lord Vishnu, I could see the great Purushundi Bhagavan and Sri Vallalan who are worshipping you in the form of your brother Lord Vinayaka, and I could be able to see that Lord Indra, the king of heavens who worships you sincerely from his Indra Loka, and I even see that your uncle Lord Vishnu worships you from the Holy Vaikunta.
Oh My Dear Muruga, you are always surrounded by Devas, sages and saints, and they keep on praising about you. No one would hate you, since you contain excellent qualities.
Oh My Lord, you are a kind hearted god, who shows mercy even to a small ant. Only with your grace, the entire universe functions in a proper manner. You are the ultimate Brahman, who cannot be destroyed even at the time of deluge, and the words which comes from your mouth, are to be considered as your divine blessings, and even the Holy Vedas praise about you! No one could neglect you, and there is no other god better than you, you have acted as a SAVIOUR even to Lord HAYAGREEVA, a Vishnu avatar, since you have once helped him in restoring the Vedas from the Demon. With your marvellous smile, we have become your slaves, and let me keep offering prayers to you. Oh my Kind Lord similar to destroying the demons like Surapadman, please destroy the evil forces in the world, in order to make your devotees to lead a peaceful and a happy life.
“OM MURUGA SUNDARA VADIVEL ALAGA”