Lord Shanmukha and His Worship. Front Cover. Swami Sivananda people are saying – Write a review. We haven’t found any reviews in the usual places. Kartikeya (IAST: Kārttikēya), also known as Murugan, Skanda, Kumara, and Subrahmanya, is the Hindu god of war. He is the son of Parvati and Shiva, brother of Ganesha, and a god whose life .. This has encouraged the worship of Murugan as a child-God, very similar to the worship of the child Krishna in north India. Lord Shanmukha and His Worship – The Divine Life Read more about skanda, siva, shanmukha, subrahmanya, devas and divine.

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Veerabahu and his eight brothers made all the necessary arrangements for the expedition under the guidance of Lord Shanmukha. Lord Skanda, also known as Shanmukha, is adored and worshipped with shamukha faith and devotion throughout South India and Sri Lanka. After a prolonged and sanguinary engagement, Surapadma realised the mettle of the opponent he had to deal with and directed his special Danda against him.

East West Books madras Pvt Ltd. Material Culture and Asian Religions: Everyone invited had arrived and the ceremony was due to commence. There may be a desire or even sincerity; but it is all theoretical and the Tamoguna which is the prominent feature of the lower nature will not easily allow the aspirant to put forth right exertion. Also, he was the most fortunate recipient of another boon, viz. Perhaps the most potent propitiatory rite that a devotee of Shanmukha undertakes to perform is what is known as the Kavadi.


Surapadma invaded Indraloka, took Indra prisoner and made him work as a fisherman in the capital! We can interpret the peacock as symbolising mental equipoise—the predominance of Sattva over Rajas and Tamas. International Association of Tamil Research.

She was, however, found out by the sage; and one of his disciples tied her to the branches of a banyan tree. He is the teacher and inspiration of literature and arts. We are Thy children who have lost the way, forgotten the goal and Thy Name. For the film, see Karthikeya film.

By a number of Astras He brought back the Bhutaganas from their inglorious place of retreat; sound in limb and mind.

The sun is the heavenly body that dispels darkness. After sometime, while the king was greatly absorbed in his devotion to Lord Skanda, the Lord appeared before him and granted him many boons.

The compassionate Lord, desirous of freeing the Jiva shahmukha this bondage, showers His grace on it and restores it to its supreme abode.

Applicable only on ATM card, debit card or credit card orders. On either side are His Devis, Valli and Deivayanai. Any Deity who is endowed with the above attributes is truly Murugan.

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Rite Jnananna Muktih —Without Jnana, without the Transcendental Knowledge, there is no freedom, no ultimate salvation. It is of the shape of the Bindu. The gods, under the advice of Brahma, dorship the birth of Skanda through the instrumentality of Siva and his consort Parvati.

Archived from the original on 15 February That also shows that Valli is His Desire force. This made the Devas more panicky.


Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

The mysterious way in which this Sadhana-Sakti is made to enter into, indwell and work in the nature of the disciple, in the inwardness of the personality of the seeker, only the Guru knows and only the realised ones perceive.

They call Sanatkumaara Skanda, yea, Skanda they call him. Annoyed at this, the Rishi tapped the crow on the head. The Curse of Nandi. The worldly object is achieved; and the devotee takes the Kavadi. Each of these temples has a legend and history of its own. And Maya, having the same Kasyapa Rishi as her husband in her previous birth, had many sons who were killed and destroyed by the Devas.

The other type consists of the ardent Bhaktas who attach more importance to right mental feeling and emotion than to rules and regulations. Without it, Sadhana will not go towards its fruition of Anubhuti or experience. Devotees do worship, Bhajan and Kirtan on this day on an almost extravagant scale.

Ajamukhi, the sister of the Asura king Hsanmukha was, in her previous birth, Chitrarekha. The peacock on which Subrahmanya rides is the most beautiful of all the birds.

Skanda Sashti or Shashthi. Some consider Him as the Commander-in-chief of the Deva forces, some consider Him as a helper of the Devas, and therefore not even equal to the Devas themselves, though they think that He is a higher being than men.