First Vahanam of Lord Muruga

Prior to having peacock as his Vehicle, Goat is believed to be the First Vahanam of Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga was born from the third eye spark of Lord Shiva, in order to kill the powerful demon Surapadma. In order to prove his powers, Lord Muruga playfully fought with Lord Indra and other Devas and […]

Sri Satru Samhara Moorthy | Lord Muruga as Destroyer of Enemies

Sri Satru Samhara Moorthy is an aspect of Lord Muruga, and he appears with six faces, and with twelve hands. He is the destroyer of our enemies and would give all sorts of goodness to us. This Moorthy was appeared in front of the demon Surapadman, and destroyed him during the battle, and after his […]

Kanda Shasti Kavasam

Lord Murugan

Kanda Shasti Kavacham is a devotional song written in Tamil by Sri Devaraya Swamigal during the 19th century AD. The song praises Lord Muruga, and mentions his divine qualities. This song was composed by Sri Devaraya Swamigal in a Murugan temple near Erode. The song contains more than 200 lines, and it is known as […]

Skanda Sashti 2020 | Kanda Shashti Puja

lord muruga

Skanda Sashti, Kanda Shashti, is a six-day festival celebrated in the Tamil month of Aippasi masam. In 2020, Skanda Sashti starts on November 15 and ends on November 20. Soorasamharam & Thirukalyanam are on November 20 and November 21 respectively. Skanda Sashti is celebrated throughout Tamilnadu, Kerala and some places of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and […]

Vel | Divine Spear of Lord Murugan

Spear also known as Vel in Tamil, is related with Murugan, son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati, and he is also called as ‘Vel Murugan’ and by several other names. He is mostly worshipped by the Tamil speaking people in Tamil Nadu and also in some foreign countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. […]

Murugan | Kartikeya | Subrahmanya | Skanda | Kumaraswamy

Lord Murugan Subramanya

Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda, Kadamba, Kathirvela, Senthilandava and Karthikeya, and also by various names, is the second son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. He was born from the third eye spark of Lord Shiva. He was a great warrior in the battle field. He fought with several asuras and defeated them. He was […]

Story: Kartikeya’s birth, Origin of Lord Skanda

Story of Kartikeya's birth

The story of the birth of Kartikeya is explained here. Lord Kartikeya is also known as Skanda, Shanmukha, Subramanya Swamy, Dandayudhapani, Lord Murugan, etc… The story of the birth of Kartikeya is mentioned in the Shiva Purana…. The story goes like this… As Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati moved on from Himavanth’s Palace to Kailash […]

Thai Poosam, Festival Dedicated To Lord Murugan

Thai Poosam is a festival celebrated in the Tamil month Thai. Thai Poosam 2016 date is January 24. The Tamil month Thai usually falls in January – February. Thai pusam, a festival dedicated to worship Lord Murugan, is a popular and most celebrated festival for Tamilians. Thai Poosam is celebrated on the day of Poosam […]