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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Immediately Narada came and informed them of Shanmukha having been bom on the Ganga bank.

That Asura is none other than Ignorance. Shnmukha very significant fact is there that ultimately He was taken out of six lotuses by Goddess Parvati from the Saravanappoigai, the lake where reeds were growing.

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Shortly after this, the Devas appeared before Him and reminded Him of His promise to redeem them from their present slavery to the Asuras. Section Three exclusively deals with the esoteric significance of the story, in its different aspects.

Incidentally He also expounded to Lord Siva the same Mantra. But Shanmukha was more than equal to the emergency.

He began with a series of missiles which promptly shattered, one by one, all the weapons and insignia of Surapadma and his followers.

The book has been divided into two parts—Part One dealing with the main theme, and Part Two consisting of Appendices. Both the Rishi and Maya spent happy days together, roaming about gaily in the forest.

In order to help them as desired, He assumed His original form with six faces. At Kankhal in Hardwaron the banks of the Ganga, arrangements were made for the grand Yajna of Daksha. This is the life in consonance with the Divine Will. Even then Lord Siva did not appear.


It is the emerging out of the six lower lotuses that finds the Jiva ultimately in a state of perfect Purna Yoga or Wisdom in the Sahasrara Chakra. On every Karttikai 3rd constellation of the 27 stars day, this Vrata is to be observed with faith and devotion, and with external purification by a bath, before the Puja, etc.

The journal of the institute of Asian studies. Enraged at the discomfiture of Banukopan and determined to crush the army of the Devas once for all, Surapadma himself gave battle to the Devas and began to work havoc on them. He took the shape of a huge tree. It is regarded as a Mantra-Sastra, without an equal to it, and is held in high esteem by all.

In common with all Hindu mythological accounts and stories, the descriptions and the legends about Subrahmanya also embody various esoteric truths. The Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization.

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The term Murugan, in Tamil, denotes the Deity possessed of undecaying beauty, shxnmukha youth and Godliness. Therefore, Lord Shanmukha is an incarnation of the ultimate transcendental Supreme Knowledge.

News of the death of Tarakasura was carried to Mahendrapuram, the capital of Surapadma, and to Asuram, the capital of Simhamukha, by Asurendra, son of the dead demon. In its travel back towards the Lord, from whom it has become separated temporarily, owrship Jiva undergoes many a hardship.

The Vahana peacock is also by way of representation that the Lord has entirely conquered pride, egoism, vanity. Worship of Lord Murugan is tantamount to the worship of Nature. Apart from this, even if a beginner in concentration is taught the Svarupa of Ford Subrahmanya, and is asked to meditate on the six-headed form of His, riding on the peacock, holding the Spear, with Valli and Deivayanai beside Him, the aspirant would sit xnd in Him for three hours without any difficulty.


At the request of Dakshayani, Siva brought back all the dead to life. By the secret powers of Maya, the Rishi fell victim to her charms and easily yielded to anr proposals.

To offset this, Veerabahu now brought his forces to this spot of the field. Glory to the Divine Annd Velayudha! Lord Skanda, who had again taken the form of a hunter, by a flourish of his Vel, burnt them all to ashes.

Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

The story goes that He questioned Brahma about the meaning of Om and that, when Brahma revealed his ignorance of it, Subrahmanya put him into prison. To their great astonishment, all the Devas including Indra were contacted, through Agni, and all became Sagarbhas pregnant with excruciating pain. Not only does he liberate the Jiva, but also by marrying unites the Jiva with Himself.

Archived from the original on 25 September Valli and Deivayanai are His two wives. The worship of Subrahmanya is more or less confined to South India though He is not unknown to the Hindus of the rest of India as Karttikeya.

They were followed by Agni. Write a product review. During his absence, Ajamukhi, sister of Surapadma, by the shanmukna of her black art tried to abduct Indrani forcibly and take her to Surapadma. The culminating point of the long standing rivalry had been reached. He was defeated in battle by the Lord sahnmukha the Devas were released from his control. Amongst the oldest extant Tamil works is Thirumurugatrupadai guidance for an aspirant to the worship of Lord Skanda.