Sri Karttikeya and Tarakasura

Hari Om Sri Karttikeya and Tarakasura According to Skanda Maha Purana—Mahesvar Khanda After Bali, Kal Khanja, Maharoudra, Kalakeya, Nivata Kavacha, etc., were born as enemies to Indra. Tarakasura, son of Namuchi, did severe Tapasya or penance. Brahma was pleased. Tarakasura wanted to be Ajar, Amar and Ajeya (imperishable, immortal and invincible). Brahma gave him the … Continue reading Sri Karttikeya and Tarakasura

Spiritual Significance of Lord Muruga, His Two Wives And The Spear

Hari Om Lord Muruga, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is extensively worshiped by many from all around the world. The brother of Lord Ganesha also goes by the name of Lord Subrahmanya and as Lord Karthikeya or Karthik in the Northern parts of India. His weapon is the Vel (Spear) which is … Continue reading Spiritual Significance of Lord Muruga, His Two Wives And The Spear

The story behind the origin of the Kanda Sashti

Hari Om Though there are several prayers in praise of Lord Muruga, the Kanda Sashti Kavacham stands out because of its uniqueness. It was an emotional moment when Baladevaraya Swami composed the Kanda Sashti Kavacham. He had been suffering from severe stomach pain. He tried all kinds of treatments and remedies, but nothing worked. Frustrated, … Continue reading The story behind the origin of the Kanda Sashti