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Muruga, also known as Subramanya, Karthikeya, Shanmuga or Skanda, is the son of Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvathi. He is a unique Godhead, who is a rare combination of matchless valour and supreme, divine intelligence. He remains as the core of all the divine energies and is believed to lead one towards spiritual evolution. Muruga is regarded as a Tamil God and is widely worshipped all over the state.
In Vedic Astrology, Lord Muruga is considered as the planetary overlord of Mars who strengthens good qualities of the planet when worshipped regularly with devotion.
Apart from his devotees who feel naturally connected to him with special reverence, others who can pray to him for specific blessings are:
Praying to Lord Muruga online can bless you with the following benefits:
Lord Muruga can be worshipped on Shashti Tithi or the 6th waxing phase of the Moon, on Tuesdays, on Krittika and Vishaka star days.
You can also participate in real time Muruga homa or puja performed with elaborate rituals amidst Vedic chants by priests in India.
Once a demon named Tarakasura had become invincible with a boon from Shiva and was attacking the saints and Gods. Struggling with the increasing arrogance of demons, they sent a deputation to Lord Shiva through Agni seeking his help. They realized that only a son of Shiva can destroy such a formidable enemy. So they began to work towards that goal.
When Agni met Lord Shiva, he was in a cosmic embrace with his wife Goddess Parvati. When Parvati met Agni, she gave Shiva’s seed to him and Agni swallowed it. But unable to withstand its heat Agni dropped it in the river Ganges. She bore the seed which separated into six seeds giving birth to six babies. Six out of the seven stars of Krttika (the Pleiades) constellation took human form to nurture the six babies but as they were blamed by their husbands, the Saptarishis of disloyalty, they floated the babies on the Ganges. One day, while having bath, Parvati took them in her lap and joined them into one baby. She was so charmed by the baby that she took him as her son and named him as Armugam (the one with six faces).
Muruga was so intelligent that at a very young age he became the commander of the Celestial army and led his army against demon Tarakasura and other demons like Supradaman. His mother, Parvati gave him the weapon, Vel, to meet the demons in a fierce fight and end all agony of the Gods. Muruga succeeded in killing the demon with his supreme weapon that represented Shakti.
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.