Skanda - also known as Murugan,
Kartikeya, Subramanya is one of the most revered deities in the southern state of
Tamilnadu. Of the multitude of temples dedicated to Skanda, the 6 most important ones are
the Aaru Padai Veedu shrines, where it is believed that Skanda the
commander of the Gods, sojourned during his battle with the demon Soorapadman. These
shrines have been revered in 2000 year old Tamil poetry of the Sangam age.