Sri Sikkal Singaravelan Temple – The Miraculous Temple of Lord Muruga

Hari Om Om Saravana Bhava! Sikkal Singaravelan Temple is situated about 5 KM from Nagapattinam on the Nagapattinam-Tiruvarur route. This is a Saiva temple with Lord Siva bearing the name Sri Navaneetheswara Swamy. But the main deity is Lord Subrahmanya called Singaravelan. Sage Vasishta made a sivalinga in butter extracted from the milk of the … Continue reading Sri Sikkal Singaravelan Temple – The Miraculous Temple of Lord Muruga

Soorasamharam – the concluding day of six days of Skanda Shasti

Hari Om Soorasamharam is celebrated as the last day of the auspicious Skanda Sashti fasting. Skanda Sashti is one of the most important festivals for Tamil Hindus and this day is dedicated to worshipping Lord Murugan. Skanda Sashti fasting is done during the ‘Karthika’ masam in the Tamil calendar and devotees begin their fast from … Continue reading Soorasamharam – the concluding day of six days of Skanda Shasti

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