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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Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

To the mystification and amazement of Valli and to the disappointment of the brothers, the mischievous hunter transformed himself into a big tree. Then He despatched His Chakrayudha which annihilated hundreds of thousands of the Asura army. Thousands of people gather there for the occasion.

It is this kind of worship and life that the Skanda Purana teaches us through the worship of the Saguna form of Lord Skanda. Almost every town in the South has its temple dedicated to Lord Shanmukha. At the very outset Veerabahu and Banukopan confronted each other. After that, the culminating event is the sacred alliance of the Lord with Valli.

In this battle we desire to have victory. While Parvati came out with Bhiksha, Agni appeared in his own form. Having thus achieved their aims, they came back triumphantly to their mother who gladly welcomed them home.

As Nature abounds with soul-stirring and inspiring landscapes and is the source and support of all living beings on earth, the ancients have thought it right to glorify Nature. Let us now examine the meaning of the legend about Surapadma who was killed by Subrahmanya.


But, when he lies upon the arm, the people see his unfading countenance before them. Against the wishes of her Lord, Dakshayani, tempted by her keen and natural desire to attend the great function, hurried up to Kankhal, where the Yajna was in progress.

On hearing from Veerabahu that the Asuras were ready for the fight, Lord Karttik shifted His army camp from Tiruchendur to Emakudam, very near the city of the Asuras, Mahendrapuri.

At this juncture, to the terror of Valli who had a dread of elephants, an elephant came rushing towards where they were standing in the field. To satisfy the spiritual and religious practices of diversified Hindus of the country and unify them and to emphasize that all gods are but various depictions of Saguna BrahmaAdi Sankara provided ample scope and founded six ways of divine worship, called six-deity worship Shanmataas.

After that, the culminating event is the sacred alliance of the Lord with Valli. The said Retas rays of Siva entered every pore of their bodies. At this disturbance, there broke out from the Trikuti of the Lord terrific beams of unendurable light and heat which burnt Manmatha to ashes. The sage entreated him to be more devotional to Him and leave off such haughtiness of spirit. This was duly done; all the three were to be restored to their original states on the marriage between Skanda and Valli in the fullness of time.

Kartikeya is mentioned in Shaiva Puranas. At first the Devas suffered heavy casualties.

Archived from the original on 4 April In its travel back towards the Lord, from whom it has become separated temporarily, the Jiva undergoes many a hardship.

Lochtefeldpp. As the Lord has granted you all the boons you desired, it is up to you to utilise them in the proper way. Though at first he refused, Cupid was forced to yield to the request of all the Devas and made ad way to the presence of Lord Siva.


Between the sanctum and the portico entrance, there is the Garuda pillar covered with silver. With this in view, she approached the place where Kasyapa Rishi was doing rigorous Tapas.

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On Friday, after a clean bath, one should do Puja and Archana for the Lord with extreme devotion. With the blessings of the Lord, Veerabahu Devar started on his journey. Finding himself no match for the latter, Agnimukha prayed to his Ishta Devi, Bhadra Kali for assistance.

It is the shape of the Bindu. On hearing from Sage Agastiyar about the significance of being a Vahana to Lord Worzhip in the form of a Cock and a Peacock, he did rigorous Tapas and was granted the privilege of being amongst the Bhutaganas of Lord Siva. He is sexually attracted to all seven, but none reciprocate.

The old man, while partaking of the offerings, made a proposal of marriage to her! Later, according to the request of the victorious Shanmukhx, Muruha married Deivayanai, the daughter of Indra. Herein its natural corollary, the cultivation of vii the supreme virtue of absolute humility, also is indicated.

Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

This type is symbolised by Valli, who grows as the foster-daughter of the hunter-king Nambi. Glory to Lord Skanda, the bestower worshil Divine Wisdom.

In the legend, it is Surapadma, the Asura who is slain by the Vel. Prayer means, first and foremost, a perfect belief in a higher power.