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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Now that all danger was over, Valli treated the whole matter lightly and refused to keep up her promise: Surapadma established his capital at Mahendrapuri, in the South.

At the sight of His Divine Vishvarupa, the Mayaic delusion of the Asura rolled away, and with the Divyachakshu anr eye granted to him by the Lord of His own grace, Surapadma saw before him the Lord in the Virat Svarupa and bowed down before Him, craving mercy at His hands for all the evils that he had worked. Take, again, the wedding of Valli. The birth of Shanmukha is mysterious as he is begotten in a supernatural and extraordinary manner. This unexpected finale filled the Asura with dread and a sense of helplessness.

Ether, air, fire, water and earth. Skanda has the parentage of such major wirship as Siva, Parvati, GangaAgni and others. To his great surprise Veerabahu saw that innumerable Asuras with curious shapes were guarding the numerous gates of the fort round the city of Veeramahendrapuri and that it was no easy task to effect an entrance into it.

Kartikeya ends the argument by growing five more heads to ,ord a total of six heads so he can look at all six mothers, and let them each nurse one. This He does in a unique way. And when the memory of the Highest Self remains firm, then all the hix which bind us to a belief in anything but the Self are loosened.

Section One deals with anf introductory portion,—it acquaints the reader with the purpose and significance of the incarnation of Lord Shanmukha and His Worship, as also of the previous birth of the Lird. We consider the book as a masterpiece production and that it ranks with the other prominent works of Sri Swami Sivanandaji, on religion, viz.


Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

In the legend, it is Surapadma, the Asura who is slain by the Vel. Glory to the Lord who dispels ignorance amongst the devotees by His Velayudha. It is the law of prayer that is now given to us as our sole guide upon the path. The Devas suffered very heavy casualties at the hands of Banukopan and his battalion.

May the Grace of the Lord Skanda be ever upon you all!

Chandra, instead of loving qorship the 27 wives equally, developed an intense partiality towards Rohini. That is the story of Brahman also; and the above is the story of Creation. Vayu and Agni obeyed at once.

His achievements consisted of the destruction of the great Asura Soorapadma who, with his assistants, was enslaving Indra and other Devas. Lord Skanda, also known as Shanmukha, is adored and worshipped wirship intense faith and devotion throughout South India and Sri Lanka. Now-a-days, the devotees of Skanda constitute a big section of the people. When the Brahmakara Vritti is held to the exclusion of all other Vrittis, the Jiva ultimately leaps the barrier between Savikalpa and Nirvikalpa and is merged in the higher state of Turiya, where the Atman alone shines resplendent, hsi there is no trace of Ajnana or Maya left over.

From the Rishi, Skanda also came to know that Valli was doing Loed with the sole object of marrying Him. Glory to His consorts Valli and Deivayanai!

Invitations were sent to all Devas as well as to Daksha. Therefore it symbolises Consciousness. In addition to textual evidence, his importance is affirmed by the archeological, the yis and the numismatic evidence of this period.

All these points relating to the peacock are shanmukga for illustrating the ideas concerning the inner significance of the Subrahmanya mythology. To the great disappointment and chagrin of the sage, he was neither welcomed nor paid the usual respects by any one of the three who were there.


Girija got enraged and cursed him and made him Sarvabhakshi all-devouring and declared that all of them would reap the consequences of this evil plot.

This woeship encouraged the worship of Murugan as a child-God, very similar to the worship of the child Krishna in north India. Murugan heeded the prayers of the Devas, killed the three Asuras with His Spear and liberated Devakumara from prison. Therefore Lord Subrahmanya is Brahman Himself. Amongst the oldest extant Tamil works is Thirumurugatrupadai guidance for an aspirant to the worship of Lord Skanda. With faith and sincerity he observed them and had Darshan of Ford Subrahmanya who blessed His devotee with peace, plenty, prosperity and Kaivalya Moksha.

The Vel, peacock and cock are the emblems which assist the Lord in the fulfilment of His functions. When the peacock spreads out its tail, it has the round shape of the Pranava.

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And, He carried on His Filas on this earth. Much grieved and depressed at heart, Chandra at last made his way to Lord Siva and prayed to be saved from the curse of Daksha. When the seeker begins to feel that even this Sadhana is not done by him, but is the Divine Sakti that works within him and enables the Sadhana to be worked out and which achieves the ultimate fulfilment of the Divine Will, then he starts on the real upward march and rapid ascent towards triumphant divinity.

We can say without the least hesitation that the treatise fulfils the purpose of an Upanishad, remarkably. Svaha deposits the semen of Agni into the reeds of River Ganges, where it develops and then is born as six headed Skanda. After traversing many lands, the Lord reached the seashore in the south and halted at the place called Tiruchendur. At Kankhal in Hardwaron the banks of the Ganga, arrangements were made for the grand Yajna of Daksha.

The Chandogya-Upanishad speaks of Shanmukha as Sanatkumaara. These six faces represent the following:.