"The moon, sun and fire are in unison radiating their resplendent effulgence. Radiating the luminous sparks is Murugan, who lights up the world by His peerless light." Kathirgama Purana
Today we celebrate Lord Murugan with an abhishekam in Kadavul Temple. For this six day festival Hindus celebrate the victory of our inner light over our outer ignorance. Let's step back in time and see Lord Skanda as He has been on this day for the last 10 years.
Who is Skanda?
Skanda is a God of many attributes, often depicted as six-faced and twelve-armed. Saivite Hindus hail this supreme warrior, the commander-in-chief of the great army of devas, or beings of light, a fearless defender of righteousness. They honor Him as the mystic healer of ailments and master of yoga, guiding those who persevere on enlightenment's path. Legends say He was the first to renounce the world and step onto the path of kundalini yoga. God Siva bestowed upon Him dominion over the chakras of willpower, direct cognition, and the purest, child-like divine love. Murugan is the tutelary Deity of the Tamil community.
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