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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Arrangements were immediately in full swing for a fitting celebration of the marriage. When the whole nature has been purified, the memory becomes firm.

On hearing from his father about the immense benefits of doing Tapas, Daksha went to the mountains and did rigorous Tapas on Lord Siva. Shanmujha the peacock spreads out its tail, it has the round shape of the Pranava. Take us back to Thy Lotus Feet. Rite Jnananna Muktih —Without Jnana, without the Transcendental Knowledge, there is no freedom, no ultimate salvation. Arundhati, the wife of the sage Vasistha, thought it was not the right thing to do and so did not join the others.

A cock is His banner. The seeker becomes a transformed being. It may be by a passing glance, a simple gaze, a touch or a single word, or a thought. The third eye represents the principle of intelligence and Skanda, thus, as a revelation through the third eye of Siva, is said to stand for an incarnation of Divine Knowledge.

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


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Since human beings are in different stages and levels of development, Lord Subrahmanya has to meet them on their own level for fulfilling His mission of enlightenment.

Surapadma, though by the grace of Lord Siva enjoyed all the wealth and prosperity of the world, yet, due to the force of his Avidya, had to take a wrong turn and lose everything in the end.

Lord Shanmukha consented and camped aand His party at Tiruparankundram, a place pord of Tiruchendur, near Madurai. Hence Surapadma and his brothers doubled their austerities, cut off every limb of their body and threw them one after another as an offering into the sacrificial fire before them.

Glory to the Divine Weapon Velayudha! Though the fire-faced young chief was successful for a time and inflicted severe casualties on the forces nad the Devas, he had to succumb ultimately to the superior strategy of Veerabahu Devar. 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.

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The army of the Asuras took and plundered Indraloka. Thence Veerabahu proceeded in his subtle shape to the Durbar hall of Surapadma. As the form of Lord Shanmukha originated in a tank of shrubs, he was known as Saravanabhava. Elements of Hindu iconography. The Skanda Purana deals with that aspect of the Lord as the Supreme General of the Devas, with six faces and twelve hands and having a Spear for His weapon. Herein the first truth is revealed that if the aspirant in his struggle should become fit to approach the giver of Grace for the bestowal of Grace, he must first make himself of Daivi-Prakriti and possess Daivi-Sampat.


At the very outset Veerabahu and Banukopan confronted each other.

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Rudra was enraged and rushed forth to destroy him with His trident but was held back by Parvati. And, it is only when these conditions are fulfilled that the Lord will hear this prayer and bestow His Grace. To devotees and spiritual seekers, the period of six days of Skanda Shashthi shanukha an occasion for observance of strict Vratas, performance of grand worships and communion with the Lord in the Self within.

Any Deity who is endowed with the above attributes is truly Murugan. Herein its natural corollary, the cultivation of the supreme virtue of absolute humility, also is indicated.

The next day, being the third day of the battle, Banukopan equipped himself for the fight with special care and made his appearance in the field. And both realised that the contest was to be a fight to the finish.

Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

The deer returned the love which the sage had gis to her at sight. We must manfully set about trying to do this process of breaking down all these elements of the evil, lower nature with all our heart and all our might.

But to his utter disappointment and dismay, no missile had any effect on Him, and, shanmkuha was disastrous to him, none returned to the sender, as it was the wont heretofore. His vahana vehicle, mount is a peacock.