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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The old man, while partaking of the offerings, made a proposal of marriage to her! On the way, Krownchan, an Asura who had assumed the shape of a mountain, tried to entice the Rishi from his path.

Sri Swami Sivanandaji, the author of this book, graphically describes the above-mentioned subjects in his usual style,—inspiring and direct, instructive and illuminating, soul-elevating and at once impressive.

We are Thine from this very second. Kartikeya was revered in major cultural centers of ancient India. The worship of Subrahmanya lrod more or less confined to South India though He is not unknown to the Hindus of the rest of India as Karttikeya. On every Karttikai 3rd hid of the 27 stars day, this Vrata is to be observed with faith and devotion, and with external purification by a bath, before the Puja, etc.

But Veerabahu outwitted them all and returned safe to Tiruchendur to report to the Lord all that had happened in Veeramahendrapuri. We can say without the least hesitation that the treatise fulfils the purpose of an Upanishad, remarkably. Lord Subrahmanya and Lord Krishna are one. To test the strength of her Sadhana, Murugan appears before her in disguises uis in the end shows her the meaning of Pranava in the form of the elephant. The Chandogya-Upanishad speaks of Shanmukha as Sanatkumaara.

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Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

anv The destruction of Krowncha, one of the lieutenants of Tarakasura, infuriated the latter, and he came raging to Lord Shanmukha. Realising the fact that he was none but Lord Subrahmanya the guardian angel of their familythey all prostrated themselves before Him and begged for His mercy. The first son was Surapadma, the second Simhamukha and the third Tarakasura. Nevertheless, that is man’s original and real state and his essential and infinite being. At the very outset Veerabahu and Banukopan confronted each other.


That Tejas assumed the shape of six children and floated on Saravana-lake. Remove the gulf that separates, or the veil that hides, us from Thee. India through the ages. On hearing from Sage Agastiyar about the significance of being a Vahana to Lord Karttikeya in the form of shanmukhs Cock and a Peacock, he did rigorous Tapas and was granted the privilege of being amongst the Bhutaganas of Lord Siva.

He was defeated in battle by the Lord and the Devas were released from his control.

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Mukham or the head contains all the five Jnana Indriyas. Saint Arunagiri is of an extraordinary type. Saints and sages are, as it were, a living commentary upon the great scriptures; even so the great Avataras, the Divine personalities of our Puranas, their loord 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.

Make us dutiful and faithful. On hearing from his father about the immense benefits of doing Tapas, Daksha went to the mountains and did rigorous Tapas on Lord Siva. Thousands of people gather there for the occasion. After traversing many lands, the Lord reached the seashore in the south and worrship at the place worhsip Tiruchendur. He is the Supreme Brahman with six heads—the six Jnana Indriyas.

This is an emblem of power and indicates that He is the ruler of this hid. There may be a desire or even sincerity; but it is all theoretical and the Tamoguna which is the prominent feature of the lower nature will not easily allow the aspirant to put forth right exertion.

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.


He took the shape of a huge tree.

The Vel is the Jnana Sakti of the Lord. At that time Parvati was there to worship Him as usual; and the Devas also approached Siva. The seeker recedes into the background and there is a total resignation to the will of the Divine.

Rudra was enraged and lors forth to destroy him with His trident but was held back by Parvati.

shanmulha Surapadma reorganised his forces and stoutly resisted the onrush of his enemies into his capital. Unable to escape his doom, Surapadma took his natural form and rushed in great rage towards the Lord, with the desperate idea of bearing Him down to the ground by sheer physical weight and crushing Him! Angry and annoyed at the trouble that he was being put to, Veerabahu exerted himself as never before and soon had the satisfaction of seeing Banukopan falter in his tracks.

Agni as Pani-Patra or Karapatri begged for alms. These five Jnana Indriyas plus the sixth Indriya, Buddhi, are the six gates through which the Antaratman receives impressions of objects.

Religious Change in Sri Lanka. For all these reasons, the work Kandaranubhuti is considered as a Mantra-Sastra. We must manfully set about trying to do this process of breaking down all these elements of the evil, lower shanmukya with all our heart and all our might. The gods received their desired boon.

She entreated her sons to do rigorous Tapas on Lord Siva and to obtain boons by which they could have suzerainty over the Devas and live happily and worshio. His marriage with Valli and Deivayanai, etc.

News of her meeting with a hunter and an old man spread far and wide in the neighbouring villages. And each face of Lord Skanda personifies one of such functions or attributes of the Almighty. The whole host of Devas had assembled in the Yajna hall.