Vaikasi Vishakha: Let Muruga Empower You to be a Regal Warrior!

June 10, 2011

Vaikasi Vishakha is the grand celebration of Lord Muruga’s Birthday in the Vedic month of Vaikasi when the full moon coincides with the Vishakha Star. This Year Vaikasi Visakam occurs on June 13th which opens a great window opportunity to gain the blessings of Lord Muruga for a strengthened and successful life with the freedom from all negative forces.

Vaikasi Vishakha

Lord Muruga had appeared for a special purpose to eradicate the adharma and save this Earth from demons. This special occasion helps to empower you with wisdom, energy, and to break the knots of negativity tied around you! On this day, Lord Muruga energizes you with all positive vibes to win over your enemies.

Significance of Vishaka Star

The Star “Vishaka” is considered to be very auspicious, as most of the saints, geniuses and great people like Buddha have born in this Star. Muruga born in this Star is referred to as Gnyana Pandita, which denotes the authority on wisdom. Karthikeya and Vishaka incidentally represent 3rd and 16th lunar mansions of the Zodiac. In fact, Vishaka is a binary star as per Sanskrit literature. It denotes both the intellectual and spiritual qualities with complete vitality. Also, it qualifies to lead a life of truthful existence.

Access the Energy of Skanda

Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda or Karthikeya is the chief commander of the great divine army, a fine, dynamic soldier of the within, a fearless defender of righteousness. You can access the energy of Skanda by learning the secret of Powerful Mantra “Om Saravanabava“. It signifies the 6 syllables which represents 6 aspects in life:

SA – Gains you the ability to attract all people to your side
RA-Brings prosperity in life
VA-Wash away your physical discomforts, debts and competitions.
NA-Surmounts your problems through enemies
BA-Brings charm in life
VA-End for evil forces

Each of the 6 syllables is dedicated to the 6 faces of Lord Muruga.

So offer your sincere prayers to Lord Skanda who can eliminate all the negative forces from your life and bless your life with wisdom, strength & prosperity.


The Six Days of Muruga The Celestial Fight Against the Demons Access the Power of Saravanabava

January 19, 2011

SaravanabavaMuruga, the younger son of Lord Siva, is alive in the earth plane. He has always been concerned about the evolution of planet earth and human beings. Muruga is the Lord of the Pleiades. As you may know the Pleiadians are active now on our plant to bring more light and love. Muruga is associated with the star Krittika (Alcyone). By 2012 when the earth comes in alignment with the Sun and Alcyone there will be an opportunity for our planet to acquire light. This will be the work of Muruga (Alcyone).

Muruga has often played a major role in educating the humans about a higher life. He is basically a celestial warrior constantly involved in killing demons that prevent light from entering the earth plane. During the Nine Nights of the Goddess the three goddesses Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati were involved in destroying the dark forces. Now at the beginning of November, Muruga takes over and fights with the demons.

Muruga’s mythology says that he was born out of the third-eye of Lord Siva. Siva’s semen went up to his third eye out of which there emerged six sparks of flame. The six-headed Muruga was thus born to destroy the demons. Hindu mythology is very complicated to decipher because it simultaneously unveils many layers of reality about the world and the human psyche. To put it simply Muruga is within and without the body. Within the body he is the lord of kundalini, the sexual energy at the base of the spine. The ascent of the energy to the third-eye symbolizes the birth of Muruga. As he ascends Muruga holds a Vel or lance, which is a symbol for the spinal column and the brain.

It is impossible to comprehend the concept of Vel (lance). It is a weapon that destroys demons, it is kundalini ascending; and it destroys karma. I have been asking my students to hold on to the Vel and carry it with them. This has been very helpful. No one can underestimate the power of the Vel in destroying karma. Keep a Vel on your alter and perform abishekam on every Tuesday. Miraculously your karma will be wiped out. Your diseases, financial problems, depression, relationship issues all can be overcome with the Vel. Vel will destroy even the worst and obstinate karma. Mantra for Vel is as follows:

Vetri Vel Swaha

VelVetri in Tamil means Victory. During the six days of Muruga Vel plays an important role in destroying your karma. Those of you who are going to be joining me during the Muruga trip will visit various shrines dedicated to Muruga. This years Skanda Shasti is very special because Mars, who is also associated with Muruga is close to the earth. It is interesting that he is closest to the earth during the festival.

During this Skanda Shasti the ashram in India will energize a limited quantity of 22K Golden Vels. Generally, Vels are made in copper and silver. A golden Vel however is the most potent. You can get a Golden Vel energized for you during the Six Days for Muruga.

The Celestial Fight Against the Demons
SaravanabavaMantric Secret Revealed – Secrets of Saravanabava

Saravanabava” – a combination of 6 syllables – constitutes the highest mantric power. The Sage Agastiya, who mastered this mantra and as a result had direct encounters with the 6-Headed God Muruga, revealed the secrets of the 6 syllables.

SA – Attracts all people to your door
RA – Brings Wealth
VA – (Va is also said as “Ah”) – Kills competition, diseases and debts
NA – Dissuades enemies, suppresses problems before they arise
BA – Attraction through charming
VA – Stops negativity and influence from bad planets

Each of the 6 syllables is dedicated to the 6 faces of Lord Muruga. Each night of the 6 Days of Muruga will be dedicated to invoking the power and energy of one of the syllables.

Skanda Sashti 2011 – Muruga’s 6 Power Days to Shower his Universal Power

October 27, 2010

Lord Muruga the Archetype is a vital force who is called upon by his ardent devotees in their hour of need & distress – it is strongly believed that Lord Muruga, the warrior God does not let them get trapped in any of the pitfalls of life.

Skanda Sashti (November 6th to 11th) is the time when Muruga’s Highest Power emerges on the earth plane. It is a time for Muruga’s devotees to absorb that power and get ready for the Golden Age. In Vedic mythology, Skanda Sashti denotes the destruction of evil by the Commander of the Army of Devas, Lord Muruga; another victory of light over dark.

Fondly denoted as Subramanya, Shanmuga, Skanda & Karthikeya, Lord Muruga is declared to be the Pleiadean deity of the Golden Age in 2012.
skanda muruga

Dr. Pillai elaborates that “During 2012, the Sun, Earth and Alcyone, one of the Pleiadean stars, will align themselves and more of the photon light will enter the Earth. Thereafter, the Pleiadean energy will be responsible for the transformation of planet and the genetic evolution of human species.

The Golden Age signifies the re-birthing of the planet- The transformation process with Lord Muruga is readily accessible during Skanda Sashti, which will help you to possess the positive experience of this astronomical shift. The Pleiadean God will fade away the darkness and fetch you with courage.”

There is a world of knowledge behind the mythology of the 6 abodes of Lord Muruga. Although there are numerous temples for Lord Muruga across the globe; yet the 6 Battle Houses (Arupadai Veedu), holds a special emphasis among the group of shrines.

Each of the abodes to read the mythology and significance behind them:


Significance: The Dhandayudhapani Temple at Palani is dedicated to Lord Muruga, and regarded one of his Arupadai Veedu (Six Battle Camps). The temple is situated atop the Sivagiri hills and the architecture of the temple dates back to Pandya dynasty. The temple is famous for its golden temple tower, most admirably worked. Steps are hewn into the rock and in addition, a funicular railway with three tracks and a rope-car have been provided more recently for the comfort of the pilgrims.

To keep up with the traditions of all the temples of the God Subramanian, another temple is dedicated to his worship near the foot of the Sivagiri mound. It goes by the name of “Thiru Avinankudi”, and is remarkable for the exquisite appearance of the chief deity besides the other sculptures


Significance:Located near Azhagar Kovil near Madurai, is a simple shrine on the Pazhamudircholai hill with dense forests, enshrining Lord Muruga. One of the six important abodes Arupadaiveedu of Lord Muruga, it is very close to the Vishnu temple of Azhagar Kovil.

At the entrance of Pazhamudircholai there is a temple called Azhagar Kovil; the deity being Lord Vishnu in the form of a protector, safeguarding Lord Muruga. Pazhamudircholai is a dense forest where “Valli, the gypsy damsel” is supposed to have lived. It is a small temple with Valli, Devayanai, and Lord Muruga in a separate shrine.

The great Tamil poetess and saint Avvaiyar had been tested for her knowledge by Lord Muruga and was blessed with bountiful knowledge in this divine spot.


Significance: Swamimalai Murugan Temple is one of the six main abodes of Muruga. According to Legends, Swamimalai is where Muruga preached; what is called as “Pranava mantra” to his own father, Shiva, after arresting ‘Brahma’ for not answering his question about Pranava Mantra.

In Swamimalai Lord Muruga is called as “Balamurugan” and “Swaminatha Swami”. The Chola Kingdom enshrined Swaminathan (one of the names of Lord Muruga), in a temple built on an artificial mound, accessed through a flight of 60 steps symbolizing the 60 years that constitute the cycle of years as per the Indian almanac.


Significance: Located near Tirupathi and Chennai, enshrines Lord Subramanian in a hill temple accessed through a flight of 365 steps. It represents the site of Muruga’s wedding with Valli.

Apart from its historical greatness, Saint Arunagirinathar has praised this hill as the chosen place for worship by the celestial beings and the favorite abode of saints to perform prolonged tapas (meditating on God for years together at a stretch). Sri Muttuswami Deekshitar, who lived 200 years ago (one of the trinity of the “Carnatic music”- the Traditional music of south India) had his inspiration in Tiruthani when Lord Muruga (in the disguise of an old man) met him on the steps of the temple and sweetened his tongue with the prasad of this temple, which provoked him to sing his first song on Lord Muruga of Tanikai.


Significance:Located near Madurai, this power vortex enshrines Lord Subramanian celebrating his marriage with Devayanai, the daughter of Lord Indra.

One of the inquisitive things about this temple is that, Lord Shiva and Vishnu face each other in the main shrine (never found in this posture in any other temple). This is because Hinduism was always apprehended into two distinct worshipping groups – the Shaivites (worshippers of Lord Shiva) and the Vaishnavites (worshippers of Lord Vishnu). The chief deity’s statue is also sculptured from a rock. Abhishekams for the presiding deity is done to Muruga’s Vel/ lance only. There are five “Theerthams”divine water sources, in and around the temple.


Significance:This power spot enshrines Lord Muruga in a vast temple with a lofty “gopuram” (temple tower) visible for miles, on the shores of the ocean in the Southern Tamil Nadu.

Thiruchendur is the place which Lord Muruga used as the base camp, before invading the demon king of Suran from Sri Lanka. Each “Arupadaiveedu” has an event mentioned in the “Purana” (legends).

Skanda Sashti or Skanda Shasti

September 21, 2009

Skanda Sashti or Skanda Shasti is the most important festival dedicated to Lord Muruga or Karthikeya. It is observed in the month of Aippasi (October-November) that commemorates the victory of Lord Skanda over the Demon Surapadma.Lord Skanda

It is believed that any devotee visiting the 6 abodes of Muruga, at least once in the lifetime gets the full measure of the Lord’s grace. Skanda Sashti, the sixth day in the bright half of the month of Aippasi (Oct 15 – Nov 15), is celebrated in all the “Shaivite temples” across Tamil Nadu with grandeur and pomp. Skanda Shasti celebrates the destruction of evil by the Supreme General Karthikeya, the younger son of Shiva. The celebration includes a dramatic enactment of “Soora Samhaaram” each year (a play where Muruga kills the demon).

The Story of Skanda Sashti:

This story of the birth of Skanda or Kumara boggles the imagination. Tormented by the asura (demon/anti God) Surapadma, the devas with Indra as the leader sought the help of the creator, Brahma. Brahma proclaimed, “only the spark of Shiva can produce the hero who will defeat the powers of the evil” Unfortunately, Shiva, the “king of the yogis” was in deep state of meditation. None of the Devas dared to disturb him… least of all convince him to create a progeny.

Upon Brahma’s suggestion, they sought the help of Parvathi and Kama (the God of Love). Parvathi agreed to help, and engaged herself in a severe penance to attract Shiva’s attention, while Kama engaged himself in the “suicidal mission” of arousing Shiva from His Samadhi.

The penance of Parvathi and the sacrifice of Kama paid off finally. Shiva was aroused from Samadhi. He opened his forehead eye and created Six Great Fire Sparks emitting heat energy. Now once again Devas could not endure the heat energy of these fire sparks. So they once again sought Lord Shiva’s grace. He called Lord Agni (God of Fire) and Lord Vayu (God of Air) to carry that great fire sparks. But the fire sparks were so powerful that they dropped them in the holy Ganges. When the fire sparks cooled down, it changed to six beautiful babies and lay on six beautiful lotus flowers. Lord Shiva arranged six beautiful maidens called ‘Karthigai Pengal'(Women of Karthiga) to look after the babies. When the babies attained a certain age Lord Shiva blessed them and made them as one person (i.e.) God Muruga. Then Lord Shiva asked His son Lord Muruga to proceed to the world of Devas on His mission of subduing the demons and freeing them from the cruel bondage of Surapadma.

Indra was restored to his kingdom and gave his daughter Devayanai in marriage to Skanda. In order not to discriminate between the rich and the poor, Muruga also married Valli the gypsy damsel.

Skanda Sashti Celebrations

Corresponding to the six days of the war over the evil forces, devotees undertake fasting, prayers and devotional singing to Lord Muruga. The 6 abodes of Muruga overflow with crowd during this period as they seek his divine grace.

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