Also known as: Karthikeya, Skanda, Subramaniyam, Saravanan

  • Murugan means beauty, youthful etc.
  • He is the second son of Lord Siva and is the Lord of Strength and Power.

Where in the Temple?

  • In the Temple, we have two forms of Lord Murugan:
  • His granite form (Thiruchendur Murugan) was installed in 2015 and can be found in the free standing shrine to the right of the Moolasthanam. In this form, He battled and finally defeated the asura Suurapathman, who became the cockerel on His flag and the peacock (symbolising the liberated soul) as His vehicle.
  • His Panchaloka form is situated in the Vasantha Mandapa shrine, together with His consorts – Valli and Thevayaanai, as the manifestation of His Ichcha Sakthi (emotive power) and Kiriyaa Sakthi (power of action). The Vel (shaped spear) indicates Gnaana Sakthi (the power of knowledge).

Main Festivals Celebrated

  • Kanda Sashti
  • Thirukalyanam
  • Thai Poosam

Associated songs / slokams

  • Kanda Sashti Kavasam
  • Erumayil, Muthaitharu and other Thirupuhals
  • Arumugham, Arumugham (Thiruppuhal)
  • Aariru Thanathol Valzha (Kandapuranam)
  • Uruvai Aruvai (Kandar Annuboothi)

How to pray

  • Singing/recitation of Thirupuhals and Murughan songs above
  • Japa – silent meditative repetition of the mantra  – Om Saravanabhavaya Namaha

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