Muruga: The God of Tamils
Muruga, also known in many other names such as Subramanya, Karthikeya, Shanmuga, and Skanda, is a highly popular God worshipped in South India. He is the divine son of Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati and remains a unique personality, a rare combination of immense courage and supreme intelligence. He stays at the core of all divine energies and is believed to lead one towards spiritual evolution. Muruga is regarded principally as a Tamil God and is widely worshipped all over the state, and also in other parts of the world, where the Tamils have settled in good numbers.
Six Abodes of Lord Muruga
Muruga is believed to have subdued the mighty demon Surapadma and relieved the world of their oppression, and that Shasti day is celebrated as Skanda Shasti. While Muruga worship is done extensively all over Tamil Nadu and there are many temples dedicated to the Lord there, six of them are considered especially significant and holy. These are believed to be associated with the various vital anecdotes of his life and are referred to together as Aaru Padai Veedu, the six abodes of the Lord.
Muruga’s Powerspots and Chakras
There are Chakras, the power centers present all over a human body, and these provide all the energy required for its sustenance and effective functioning. There are many such Chakras, and of these six are considered critical. These are also believed to be represented by Muruga’s six unique abodes.
Mystics and saints believe that just as Muruga resides in the abodes of his, he too resides in these powerful Chakras in our physical frame itself, and protects and blesses them.