SRI SUBRAMANYA - SRI VALLI - SRIDEVAYANAI

SRI SUBRAMANYA - SRI VALLI - SRIDEVAYANAI

SRI SUBRAMANYA - SRI VALLI - SRIDEVAYANAI

ShaDAnanaM chandanalepitA~ggaM mahorasaM divyamayooravAhanam |
rudrasya soonuM suralokanAthaM BrahmaNyadevaM sharanaM prapadye ||

I seek refuge in Lord Subramanya, who is Brahaman and son of Lord Shiva, has six faces, is Lord of the heaven, rides a peacock and applies sandal paste all over his body.  In the gloom of fear, his six-fold face gleams. in perils unbound, His lance betokens “fear not”. In the heart of those who recount His name, he reveals his gracious feet. Thus he appears to those who chant the hallowed name “Muruga.” He stands immanent tall. Saint Nakkirar ( tamil) Thiru murukattruppadai 

 

Subramanya (Lord Muruka). MU – Mukundan (Vishnu), RU – Rudra (Siva), KA – Kamalan contains in Himself three divine eternal functions; creation (siristi), protection (sthithi) and destruction (samhara).  Vel (spear) in His hand represents Jnana Sakti (power of knowledge) to overcome ego (anava) within one as “I “and “Mine”.  Muruku in Tamil means nature, beauty, fragrance, youth, valor and romance. Tamil literature depicts Muruka as the head of  prose (iyal), Musical notes (isai) and play (natakam). Lord Muruka cut anava possessed Surapadma in combat in half with his sakti Vel. One part became his mount peacock and the other part became rooster. Peacock represents the control of anava, glorifies the nature with color and beauty and displays divine shape “Aum” with fully spread plumes. The red rooster crows the celebration of wisdom over ignorance.

Valli (Sundara Valli) and Devayanai (Amuda Valli) are consorts of Muruka and represent Iccha sakti (desire) and Kiriya Sakti (action) respectively. Devayanai was born in Devaloka as Indra’s daughter and Valli was born on the earth in a hunter tribe. Lord Muruka bestows on his Devotees Knowledge over ignorance through His Vel, material wealth through Valli and peace through Devayanai. Lord Subramanya is also known as Skanda, Senthil, Karthikeya, Arumugam, Shanmuka, Kumara, Saravanabava and many other names. Murukan is worshipped by Hindus mainly in southern half of India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore. Thai Pusam celebration in Malaysia attracts one million Hindus annually to Batu Caves.

Muruka’s prominent abodes in Tamil Nadu known as Arupadai Veedu are; Thirupparamkundram, Thiruchendur, Thiruvavinankudi (Palani),Thiruverakam (Swami Malai), Kundruthorodal (Thruttani).
 

Our murthi of Sri Subramanya was unaffected by the vandalism of 2006. May Lord Subramanya continue to protect us and our community!