Veerabahu is the Army Chief of Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Through the power of Goddess Parvathi, nine soldiers were born to help Lord Muruga in the battle field. Among the nine commanders, Veerabaahu is the main commander of Lord Muruga’s army.
Veerabahu acted as a mediator between Lord Muruga and the Asura King Soorapadman. Veerabahu has advised Soorapadman to avoid the war, and asked him to act in a friendly manner with Lord Muruga. But Soorapadman arrogantly behaved with Veerabahu, and started the war with Lord Muruga. Veerabahu occupied an important role in winning the battle with Soorapadman.
Veerabahu an army chief of Muruga, after winning the battle with Soorapadman, was given a permanent place in the abode of Lord Muruga. In most of the Murugan temples, a separate shrine will be there for Veerabahu. He was born from the supreme power of Maa Parvathi, hence he is having all the good qualities like wisdom,courage,kindness and boldness.
He acts as an intermediary between us and Lord Muruga, and he removes the diseases of the devotees, and gives happiness in their life. He would be very much satisfied with those Murugan devotees, who took kavadi and vel piercing in their body. He will take care of those devotees, who sincerely worship Lord Muruga. Based on their good and bad deeds, he will give the desired result. If any devotee cries for any help and call his name, he will be immediately present there, and give his immense help. Let us worship this great Veerabahu, and let us chant his name and be blessed.
“OM SREE VEERABAHUVE NAMAHA”