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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The prayer was not for power or ability to oneself. Invitations were sent out to all Devas to attend the function. In reply to this, the Rishi gave a brief account of the lives of the Asuras prior to their births as Surapadma, Simhamukha, Tarakasura and Ajamukhi. He is the eternal child, as old as time itself, yet as young as every new beginning. Nativity and B oyhood. For example, he was a major god for the Ikshvakusan Andhra dynasty, as well as for the Gupta Empire. This Spear is the real Svarupa of Lord Subrahmanya.

Out of extreme lust she hugged the sage. Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda. Vayu, the god of wind, was appointed as the sweeper of the streets of his capital; to Varuna, the god of rain, was assigned the task of sprinkling gentle drops of water over the streets to lay the dust; the Sun was given to his son, Banukopan, as a toy to play with; Lord Vishnu alone was left undisturbed.

Angry and annoyed at the trouble that he was being put to, Veerabahu exerted himself as never before and soon had the satisfaction of seeing Banukopan falter in his tracks. Glory to all who read and hear this story of Lord Subrahmanya and His Lilas!

It is a marvellous piece of work, a masterpiece of Saint Arunagiri. Lord Skanda cursed the Bhutaganas to be born in the dynasty of the Asuras and torture the Devas and to be themselves finally destroyed by His Vel as punishment for their actions. At this critical juncture, the Devas along with Indra, Brahma and Vishnu entered the hills and were stopped from proceeding further by Nandi Deva, who explained to them how it was not a suitable time to see the Lord.


When all the rest has vanished, this alone remains behind.

After a long and tough fight, he was overcome by superior forces; but through the influence of Maya, he disappeared again from the scene and was fighting with great destructive effect, himself unseen by his opponents.

We have the nine-day worship of the Divine Mother, during the Navaratra.

Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

The Curse of Nandi. This action of Lord Siva further infuriated Daksha. The seeker has completed the process of Yoga, and Satchidananda alone exists. He is the energy of Lord Siva.

Ajamukhi, the sister of the Asura king Surapadma was, in her previous birth, Chitrarekha. The acharya says that ” sarpa svaruupa dhara ” a phrase from Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Subrahmanya Kriti refers to Subrahmanya as the Tirumala hill itself.

This is the Ekagra Chitta or one-pointed mind so much insisted upon in Raja Yoga without which progress is impossible for a Yogi. By the curse of Lord Siva, they were bom as Asuras known by the name of Surapadma, Simhamukha and Tarakasura, and, at their request, they were made by Lord Karttikeya the Vahanas of their respective Devas, at the end of their fight with the Lord.

Lord Subrahmanya and Lord Krishna are one. These five Jnana Indriyas plus the sixth Indriya, Buddhi, are the six gates through which the Antaratman receives impressions of objects.

And at the request of Rati, the wife of Manmatha, the latter was brought back to life and made visible to Rati, though invisible to all others. News of this disaster was soon brought to Lord Shanmukha.

Not satisfied with the vast kingdoms allotted to them, the brothers then wogship to the habitation of the Devas to deprive them of their sovereignty and freedom.

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The law which has been demonstrated by the Nad Avatara is, in actual life, brought out by the representation of Skanda in the form of the Guru, by the representation of the Devas or the celestial party in the form of the aspirant who has purified himself and attained the Sadhana-Chatushtaya and thus has become an Adhikari in order to lrod the Guru and try to get his Grace. Kartikeya is revered during the Kartik Puja festival, observed in November in eastern states of India.


They hymn Him, glorify Him and pray unto Him; and this is our next cue. Realising the fact that he was none but Lord Subrahmanya the guardian angel of their familythey all prostrated themselves before Him and begged for His mercy. The book has been divided into two parts—Part One dealing with the main theme, and Part Two consisting of Appendices. On the breast the anx important weapon, the Vel is being kept. Invitations were sent to all Devas as well as to Daksha.

The oldest sculptures such as those found in Mathura show him with one head, while six head iconography is dated to qorship Gupta Empire era.

The iconography of Kartikeya varies significantly; he is typically represented as an ever-youthful man, riding or near a peacock, shanmukhaa with weapons sometimes near a rooster. Let us now examine the meaning of the legend about Soorapadma who was killed by Subrahmanya.

Of the places where the temples of Lord Skanda are to be seen, a few are very famous. The hands bear different kinds of weapons. An elephant-faced Asura, Gajamukhasura by name, challenged him and engaged him in combat, and it was only after a hard fight that Veerabahu was able to overcome his shamukha. They obtained no results. Invitations were sent out to all Devas to attend the function.

This is known as Kandar Kali Venba. With Sena as his consort, Karttikeya killed in battle Tarakasura, hsanmukha desired by the gods. It came about thus. The wives of six of the saptarishis seven great sages who were trembling with cold after their early morning bath relaxed in the warmth of the Fire.