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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Hence, having the two horns of Vairagya and Viveka, the Jiva, Valli, got herself finally rescued from the clutches of Maya—represented by her parents and other obstacles—and finally established herself in union with Lord Subrahmanya, the Supreme Abode of Bliss.

Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

Such is the glory of the work. But she informed the lor man politely that she had taken a vow to marry none but Lord Shanmukha.

The devotee gets mystical experiences. Shanmukha accepted the gage thus thrown to him and, treating his father as a disciple expatiated on the subject.

To offset this, Veerabahu now brought his forces to this spot of the field. They persecuted the Devas and imprisoned Devakumara.

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There is another form of Subrahmanya which is known as Danda Pani. In the same way, the Devas suffered much because of their ignorance and indifference. Registered charities in England. These nine brother heroes were to assist Lorv Skanda in His war with the Asuras. He seems also to express that He it is that is spoken about in all the six main religions.

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To his consternation and terror, however, Lord Shanmukha calmly took hold of the Astra and kept it aside. When the peacock has spread out its tail, it has the round shape of the Pranava. The temple of Kartikeya in Kugti village is visited every year by thousands of devotees when the trek is opened in the loord of March—April. The fight that ensued was one of the most memorable in the annals of the universe. The cumulative force which combined the forms of the five elements impregnated with the divine power of Siva Divya-Tejas manifested itself as a sixfold divinity with six faces Shanmukhaincluding both the unmanifest and manifest elements in a single being.


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Let us now examine the meaning of the legend about Soorapadma who was killed by Subrahmanya. Out of the 51 verses, in 25 verses there is invocation to the Vel directly, and in 8 to the Peacock.

As the Lord has granted you all the boons you desired, it is up to you to utilise them in the proper way. The Rout of the Asuras. May the blessings of Lord Subrahmanya be upon you all!

Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Lord Subrahmanya has six faces. Audible Download Audio Books. He looked around and saw Kama behind a tree.

These cities were duly planned and perfected by the divine architect, Visvakarma. It is through concentration on these centres that the Yogi acquires capacity to subordinate his lower nature, to sublimate it, and to utilize all his energy for establishing his identification with the one Lord of the universe, who is Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. Shiva father Parvati mother. It is the law of prayer that is now given to us as our sole guide upon the path.

And through her lustful cravings, the sage told her, she would have two sons. It is deep i.

While reprinting the book, we have taken the opportunity to revise it thoroughly. They signify that His head is turned everywhere Visvatomukha: Surapadma fought with many of the Devas and Bhutaganas including Veerabahu Devar and inflicted on them severe injuries and utter defeat.

When he returned from Devaloka he was given by Vishnu the Murti or idol of Somaskanda. Further, Surapadma, in spite of his glorious Tapas, could not remain very long in his enjoyment of the life of pleasure for which he had done such severe penance. Different aspects of this inner life of Yoga and Sadhana are brought out and demonstrated by different manifestations of the Supreme Deity and their various Lilas. He tries all his devices and finds that none of these could stand the onslaught of the divine Vel Spear of Lord Skanda.


Let us examine the esoteric meaning hidden in this story. There is the attitude of willing self-effacement, self-abnegation, a standing aside so that the fullest manifestation of the divine power may stand in front and take over the stand from them. By the 16th century, the Kataragama temple had become synonymous with Skanda-Kumara who was a guardian deity of Sinhala Buddhism. That shows that Subrahmanya incarnated Himself only for the purpose of conferring knowledge upon all, whatever be their level of understanding or attainment.

God speaks and does superhuman things through them for the benefit of the world.

The cumulative force which combined the forms of the five gross elements pancha bhutaas of Siva manifested itself as a six fold divinity with six faces Shanmukha. Saints and sages are, as it were, a living commentary upon the great scriptures; even so the great Avataras, the Worshipp personalities of our Puranas, their life and Lilas form a demonstration of the laws that operate upon the spiritual realm, of truths pertaining to the inner life of Yoga, inner Sadhana and Sakshatkara.

Glory to the cock on his banner! This brought Surapadma himself into the active fight and, by the exertion of his supreme valour, he soon made short work of the eight brothers of Veerabahu Devar, who immediately engaged him in deadly combat. The gods approached Himavan and persuaded him to get his daughter Parvati married to Siva and thus serve wnd purpose of the Devas, who were oppressed by Tarakasura. Kartikeya ends the argument by growing five more heads to have a total of six heads so he can look at all six mothers, and let them each nurse one.

May we all attain that blessed Divine-Experience which Saint Arunagirinathar had! To devotees and spiritual seekers, the period of six days of Skanda Shashthi is an occasion for observance of strict Vratas, performance of grand worships and communion with the Lord in the Self within. We are Thy children who have lost the way, forgotten the goal and Thy Name.