About Lord Muruga and His Grace

Hari Om

Lord Murugan is son of Shivji and Parvati Devi who is believed that He himself taught the Tamil language to Saint Agastiyar. His Other nick names: Skandan, Kantha, Karthigeyan, Kumaran, Mayilvaganan, Velayuthan, Gughan, Subramanyan, Senthilnathan, Saravanan, Singaravelan, Velan, Soorasankaran, Vishagan, Vallimanallan and also known as “The Warrior God” (Deva Senapathy).

The following concluding verse of Sri Subramanya Bhujangam (in snake metre) by Bhagavad Pada – Sri Adi Sankaracharya says,

bhujangAkhya vritthena kluptham sthavam yah, pateth bhakti yuktho guham sam pranamya

suputrAn kaLathram dhanam dheergamAyuh, labheth Skanda sAyujya manthe narrassah.

{That holy devotee, who prostrates to Lord Guha, reciting the Bhujanga stotra daily, with devotion, will be blessed with good sons, good wife, wealth and long life, and at end of his life, will attain eternal bliss with Lord Skanda}

Major Celebrations

1) Thaipusam – celebrated on full moon, during the Thai (Jan-Feb) month, 10th month of the Hindu calendar.

2) Skandha Shasthi Viratham (Fast) – A six day fast cum festival celebrated during the month of Aipassi (Oct-Nov) and the final day was said to be the day Lord Muruga killed the super-demon Soorapadman or Tarakasooran.

3) Panguni Uthiram

Panguni Uthiram is a significant Tamil festival that sees thousands of devotees flocking to all Murugan temples.

This festival is also auspicious to Lord Vishnu as well as Lord Shiva and is hence considered sacred by both Saivites and Vaishnavites.

This day is also celebrated as Gowri Kalyanam Day as it is believed that Goddess Parvati, in the form of Gowri, had married Lord Shiva in Kanchipuram on this holy day.

Devotees offer their prayers in different ways, and it is believed that their offerings have yielded astonishing results, which drives them to continue to keep coming to the temples each year on this occasion.

Major Scriptures

1) Thirumurugatrupadai

2) Kandar Anubhuti

3) Kandapuranam

4) Kandar Alankaram

5) Kanda Kalivenba

6) Kandar Shasthi Kavasam

Arupadai Veedu ( 6 Divine houses)

1) Thiruparang Kundram, Madurai

2) Thiruchendoor, Thirunelvelli

3) Palani Malai, Dindukal-Coimbatoore

4) Swamimalai, Kumbhakonam

5) Thiruthani Malai

6) Pazhamuthir Choolai, Madurai

By worshiping Lord Muruga (Lord Karthik or Subramanya) with devotion on Tuesdays one can strengthen the Mars (Sevvai or Ankaraka) in his birth chart for solving relationship issues with spouse and siblings, health issues, land disputes and for preserving youth and vitality.

For women menopause related problems can be mitigated or solved through prayers to Lord Muruga. Also Kuja Dosha or Mangalik issues can be remedied through devotion to Lord Muruga.

Fasting on Krithika star, Shasti Thithi and Tuesday for Lord Muruga also strengthens Mars.

Lord Muruga when worshipped at Arupadai Veedu Temples (namely at Swamimalai, Tiruttani, Palani, Thiruparankundram, Pazhamuthircholai and Tiruchendur) at one stretch within 15 days during Suklapaksha (between Dwithiyai and Poornima) may strengthen Mars to a greater extent to ease out many issues of life.

In Palani Temple, Lord Muruga is most powerful representing Mars and the temple for planet Mars is Vaideeswarankoil near Mayuram.

At Kukke, Subramanya- Lord Muruga cures devotees from generational curses associated with Sarpa dosha and Pitru doshas.

Traditionally as per scriptures, Lord Subramanya worship is highly recommended for solving many problems arising out of Sarpa or Naga Dosha, Kuja Dosha and health or vitality related issues.

On Tuesdays if one remains vegetarian, worships Muruga by regularly visiting his temple. Offering prayers through recitation of his Sahasranma, Skanda Shasti Kavacham, Skandha Guru Kavacham or “Om Sarava Bhava” mantra (daily one mala) one can strengthen the Mars planet in his horoscope.

Chennai Vada Palani temple, Vayalur Murugan temple, Virali Malai Murugan temple, Siruvapuri Murga Temple and Sikkal Singaravelar temples are considered very important Muruga Temples besides Arupadai Veedu, to be visited by His devotees.

At Thiruchendur and Sikkal, Lord Murga gives the devotees power and strength to win battles ( to conquer enemies for righteous or dharmic cause).

People who want fame and name should worship Lord Muruga at Thiruchendur.

May We all receive the Bountiful Blessings of Lord Muruga and Blessings of Kuja Graha to lead a healthy and successful life.

Listen to Subramanya Bhujangam:

GF’ Blessings.