|Skanda in South India: Skanda is one of
the most revered deities in the Southern State of Tamilnadu. Also known by other names
such as Subramanyan and Murugan, he is revered in shrines in Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka
and Andhra Pradesh.
||Attributes of Skanda Skanda is regarded as the supreme
commander of the Gods and the destroyer of evil forces. He is also regarded as the epitome
|Skanda in Tamil and Sanskrit Literature Skanda has
been euologized by ancient Tamil Sangam literature (early 1st millennium CE), by the
sanskrit hymns of Aadi Sankara, the Tiruppugazh tamil hymns of
Arunagirinathar and more.
||Murugan in Classical and Popular Music Tamil
kritis of 20th century composer Papanasam Sivan, sanskrit kritis of the 18th century
compose Muthuswamy Deekshitar as well as several popular songs are centered around Skanda.
|Murugan Temples in Tamilnadu Skanda is enshrined in
several forms, in several temples across the state of Tamilnadu. There is a shrine to
Skanda in all Saivite temples in the state.
||Story of the birth of Skanda The Skanda Purana and
Kumara Sambhavam in sanskrit, as well as Kanda Puranam in Tamil narrate the colorful
legend of Skanda's birth.
of Skanda's marriage with Valli: Murugan's marriage with Valli is celebrated
at Tiruttani, Vallimalai, Velimalai and other shrines. An interesting legend surrounds
this divine marriage.
||Aarupadai Veedu Temples of Skanda:
6 ancient temples of Tamilnadu, revered in the 2000 year old Sangam literature are hailed
as the favorite Abodes of Skanda revered by Tamils all over the world.