Archetype Muruga represents energies of the planet Mars. In Astrology, he 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. Beleaguered with increasing arrogance of demons, they sent deputation to Lord Shiva through Agni seeking the Lord’s help. They realized that only a son of Shiva can kill such a formidable enemy. So they began to work towards that goal.
When Agni met Lord Shiva, he was in 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 Pleiadas) 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 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.