– Murugan is the Hindu God of War.
Murugan, in Tamil means “Lord Who Is Noble and Strong”.
In some other languages such as Sanskrit or Hindi, his name means ‘one who was born to kill’.
He has two distinctive looks – a fierce form with six faces (Shiva), when he fights evil on earth; and a gentle form usually seen riding an effulgent peacock and playing music for devotees. He is also known by different names: Skanda, Kartikeya, Subrahmaniyamma Karuppu Swamiyar etc., which are all derived from one Indian word ‘Kandan’ that means “to die young
– Murugan is also called Kartikeya. His name means “the son of Lord Shiva” and he was born from the union between Parvati, Shiva’s wife, and a mighty god named Agni who had taken the form of an elephant to satisfy her desire for childbearing. He is usually depicted as blue or dark in color with four arms carrying weapons like arrows, spear, bow etc., but sometimes his skin changes into various colors when he gets angry (usually red).
One of his names meaning “son” can be translated by the word Devasenapati which might have been given because he wins over all other gods; another one being Kumara that means “a youth,” he might have been given this name because of his young age and innocent appearance.
– Murugan is depicted with a peacock as his mount and hence it’s not surprising that the bird has also become one of the symbols for him while all other gods are often accompanied by animals such as elephants or horses etc., He is usually found in South India but some historical evidences show that people from different regions worshiped him since ancient times – From Tamil Nadu to Maharashtra to Punjab, there are temples dedicated exclusively for Murugan. The most famous among those being Tiruvannamalai (in Chennai) which attracts millions of devotees during festivals like Chittirai Festival. There are also many temples in Kerala like Sabarimala.
– Murugan is also known as the “Lord of Creatures” and hence devotees offer some creatures to him for his blessings or pray that he bless them with a long life, wishful thinking, etc., In Tamil Nadu especially, people keep peacocks at home to ward off bad luck and enemies since it’s said that they can see into the future.
– He has several other names including Kumara (or Kartikeya), Skanda, Kannapurattiyan) Karthikaputhiran when referring to him from northern India while those who are more familiarly acquainted will just call him by his Sanskrit name – Lord Subrahmanya.
– Murugan is also the god of war and hence, he can be seen as a protector in need of protection from his own prowess.
– Interestingly enough, this deity’s name has no connection to Tamil since it means ‘young boy’ or more specifically – ‘youthful one’. He was known by many names including Elangovan (or son). In fact, there are various other gods with similar sounding names like Skanda who is another form of Murugan according to Hindu scriptures.
– The festival that celebrates Muruga’s victory over Surapadma aka Tarakasura is called the Chittirai Festival which falls during April/May on the full moon day while devotees also worship him on the six-monthly, fasting day of Karthikai as well.
– In Tamil Nadu, Murugan is usually depicted with a spear or Vel and his mount is always in front of him – a peacock (or may be an eagle).
– He is often seen wearing blue clothes while he carries anklets to show off his royalty and wears elaborate jewelry like bracelets made of gold. On top of that, he has shaggy hair which further exemplifies his youthful nature but he still has long moustaches!
– Why are there so many different names for this deity? There’s no definitive answer since it might just be one way to help identify the god in different places.
– Murugan’s vast mythology is heavily intertwined with the Tamil language and literature, which interestingly became a more popular medium for his worship due to its poetic nature.
– In both languages, he is known as Subrahmanya or Skanda which literally translates into “beautiful protector of Brahma.”
The name Murugan comes from the Sanskrit word Mrige meaning ‘red,’ while also being used by some Tamils to mean ‘a man who possesses good qualities.’ Furthermore, it means that one should be grateful for what they have and not seek after materialistic things. As such, this deity has been linked to prosperity since ancient times – an association made
As Murugan is the god of war, it’s no wonder that many of his names are associated with warfare and victory. The Tamil word for warrior or fighter is உட்பு (uticchi)—so it follows that there would be a number of different names in this category. Let’s take a look at some examples from various regions:
-The village near Madurai known as Tiruchengode has one name for Murugan which translates to ‘one who will kill all enemies’.
-In Bangalore, he is called Muruhan Kunju—meaning ‘the great slayer’. This also reflects its Sanskrit roots – Kum
-In the village of Tiruvannamalai, he is called Murugan Thirunavukkarasar—meaning ‘the one who abides in the three worlds’.
-In Madurai, his names include Muruga Kandanar and Kumara Ranganathar. The first means ‘one with a bow made for war’, reflecting this deity’s mastery over weaponry; while the second can be translated as ‘a red god’ or ‘son of Krittika’. These are also two goddesses venerated by Shaivas (devotees of Shiva).
-The name Periyapurathevar comes from Tamil word puratha meaning final or last among all gods; ப
– In Tamil, Murugan is known as the son of Shiva and Parvati.
– The name “Muruga” means “One with a Form.” This refers to his role as God in Hinduism who was born from himself without any female assistance.
– He has many names which are intertwined in various myths about him. These include Kartikeya, Skanda, Kumara Swami and Subrahmanya Swami.
– One intriguing aspect of this god’s personality is that he does not believe in wars or violence but rather prefers artistry like dance and music over fighting prowess for example. One way to know if you’re watching an old Murugan statue (or idol) is by the way it is positioned. If the statue has one hand in front and another behind, this means that Murugan does not believe in violence; he prefers to dance or perform arts.
The deity’s full name (Kartikeya) comes from a combination of two words: kara, which refers to his being created without human intervention – “without father” as Hindu text would have you know – and tikai meaning son. There are many other names for him too: Skanda, Kumara Swami and Subrahmanya Swami among them. Among all these variations on the god’s name there is at least one constant theme throughout each version though: they’re all very long! As per Wikipedia an 18th century spiritual leader, Ramalinga Swamigal is credited with creating the name Muruga-Nayakaar. The god’s goddess counterpart in Tamil tradition is called Devisri or Devasena and she comes from a family line of snake gods who were followers of Kartikeya himself. The two are depicted as married when they appear on temple walls together but it may not be an entirely faithful union; there are stories that tell how Murugan once punished his wife by throwing her down to Earth for displeasing him while he was away at war. In another myth we learn about how Murugan felt so sorry for being neglectful during one instance where he had been too busy fighting a battle to pay attention to his