About Muruga Pooja
Muruga is a unique Godhead, who is a rare combination of exceptional courage and supreme intelligence. He is the divine son of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati and is also known as in many other names such as Subramanya, Karthikeya, Shanmuga, and Skanda, He remains as the core of all the divine energies and is believed to lead one towards spiritual evolution. Muruga is also regarded as a Tamil God and is widely worshipped all over the state.
Vedic Astrology regards Mars as a fiery planet, on whom, the Vedic fire God Agni wields a strong influence, and Muruga is believed to be the ruler of this highly potent Mars. Hence he is held high by Vedic astrology also, as the divine personification of supreme power, consciousness, and wisdom, who can free one from karmic bondage.
Muruga Pooja is a unique worship dedicated to Lord Muruga and includes the offering of prayers, the performance of rituals and chanting of hymns.
Why Perform Muruga Pooja
Muruga is the lord of courage and gallant spirit, and people who are fearful by nature and lack courage should pray to this lord, for getting the confidence to face the challenges of life. Performing Muruga pooja can prove to be highly beneficial for such weak-hearted. This worship is also considered ideal for those who seek a peaceful living, as Muruga pooja can relive them of the difficulties they are facing.
Also, planet Mars is known for causing legal issues, and people who are entangled in litigations should pray to Lord Muruga for coming out of these successfully. Performing worships like the Murugapooja will prove immensely beneficial for achieving their ends.
When to Perform Muruga Pooja
As per legends, Muruga led the army of celestials against the demons headed by the mighty Surapadma, fought a heroic war with them for five days and overcame the Asuras ultimately on Shasti, the 6th lunar day of Shukla Paksha, Moon’s bright fortnight. While this day is celebrated as Skanda Shasti, the Shasti days that appear every month are also considered unusual for Muruga worship.
Further, Muruga is the overlord of planet Mars, who rules over the weekday, Tuesday.
Hence it is strongly recommended that Muruga pooja can be performed on Shasti thithis and Tuesdays, for high beneficial effects.
Benefits of Muruga Pooja
Muruga is a master of many excellent qualities and divine attributes. The worships and poojas in his honor will help the devotees overcome the three prime impediments of existence - Karma, the destiny; Maya, the illusion; and Ahankar, the ego. Muruga pooja can also bless devotees with courage, confidence, determination, knowledge, skills, intelligence, and wisdom.
While the benefits that can accrue out of this worship can be many and varied, Muruga pooja can particularly help people to come out victorious in litigations, overcome problems, and lead a life of peace and joy.