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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Truly it is a Mantra-Sastra! Glory to all who read and hear this story of Lord Subrahmanya and His Lilas! He then took on Simhamukha himself in combat and, though greatly admiring his courage and prowess, yet mindful of the future, made an end of the Asura chief by one powerful Astra.

To satisfy the spiritual and religious practices of diversified Hindus of the country and unify them and to emphasize that all gods are but various depictions of Saguna BrahmaAdi Sankara provided ample scope and founded six ways of divine worship, called six-deity worship Shanmataas. Vishnu and Brahma complained to Lord Skanda.

The story goes that He questioned Brahma about the meaning of Om and that, when Brahma revealed his ignorance of it, Subrahmanya put him into prison.

Fresh news reached Him there through the Devaguru of the great atrocities and cruelties perpetrated by the Asuras afresh against the Devas. There is thus a combination of the ether, air, fire, water and earth principles in the depositing of the Tejas or energy of Siva in the world.

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. Skanda became the General of the celestial forces Senani and He is worshipped as the martial god of Hinduism. Lavish preparations were made for their worsjip and comfort. Almost every town in the South has its temple dedicated to Lord Shanmukha.


At the request of Dakshayani, Siva brought back all the dead to life. They received him as their child and later appointed him the commander-in-chief. After sometime, Parvati slowly got fixed up in her Tapasya on Siva. This is a law which the majority of seekers are prone to disregard worehip recognition and acceptance of this law is very uncomfortable and inconvenient.

All the details relating to Subrahmanya legends can be interpreted correctly if we bear in mind the underlying truth that Subrahmanya is Supreme Consciousness in an embodied form. After the marriage, all the Devas, with the permission of Lord Skanda and Lord Siva, retired to their respective worlds and joyously resumed their activities.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. They who were grey with age again grow youthful. But child Subrahmanya would not do so unless Siva became His disciple. Thus He is the Jnana Jyoti. Thus you will restore the worsnip now lost to the Asura dynasty.

Kartikeya – Wikipedia

The first son was Surapadma, the second Simhamukha and the third Tarakasura. In the meantime, imperious Surapadma called a council of war and, with the help of his ministers, began to concert measures for offensive and defensive operations against worshio enemy. Skanda is the shanmulha of the total Sadhana-Sakti or Yoga-Sakti in this world. This is given out by all Acharyas, all great seers and Mahapurushas in the form of the Sadhana-Chatushtaya, the Yama-Niyama or the Sadachara, the acquisition of Daivi-Sampat.

He has either one head or six, depending on the region or artist. He drove them out of the heavens. News of this soon reached Surapadma, and he at once despatched a battalion to drive away the enemy from the outskirts of the city.

After the fall of his brothers Taraka and Simhamukha, Surapadma himself comes to the battlefield. He attacked and conquered the Devas the gods again and again.


On the death of Agnimukha, the other sons of Surapadma took command of the situation but fell very early an easy prey to the irresistible Veerabahu. Thence, it passed on to Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

There are some other temples in Malaysia such as:. As a corrective to this bumptiousness, she was ordained to take a human birth and return later on to Mount Kailasa.

Insulted and infuriated, Surapadma bluntly refused to accept any of the terms offered by the Lord to him, on the ground that it would be below his dignity and prestige even to listen to such messages. The above six temples are dedicated to Kartikeya as their primary deity.

Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

It is believed that these places are symbolic of the shat-chakraas six lotuses in the human body and visiting these places stimulates the six chakraas in the body, namely, Mulaadhaara, Swaadhishtaana, Manipura, Anaahata, Vishudha and Ajna chakraa of the seeker. There is thus a combination of the ether, air, fire, water and earth principles in the depositing of the Tejas or energy of Siva in the world. Persons who observe this Vrata achieve success in all their undertakings and in the end attain Liberation.

This is considered as ihs Mantra-Sastra,—a treatise consisting of Mantras or mystic formulae,—and a daily recitation of Kandaranubhuti is indeed capable of bestowing whatever one wishes, in the manner one wishes. She was, however, found out by the sage; and one of his disciples tied her to the branches of a banyan tree.