Subramanyeswara Swamy


1. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati and is worshipped and venerated mainly in south India. 2- He is known by different names Lord Murugan, Lord Swaminatha, Sanmukha, Subramaniam, Skanda, Shadanana, Guha, and more. 3- Furthermore, he is the commander of the Devas and the God of war.

Who is Subramanya god?

Kartikeya (Sanskrit: कार्त्तिकेय, romanized: Kārttikeya), also known as Skanda, Subrahmanya, Shanmukha (IAST: á¹aṇmukha), and Murugan (Tamil: முருகன்), is the Hindu god of war. He is the son of Parvati and Shiva, the brother of Ganesha and a god whose legends have many versions in Hinduism.

Is Subramanian and Murugan same?

Lord Subramanyar, also known as Murugan and Karthikeya, is the son of Lord Shiva and the Goddess Parvathi. His brother is Lord Ganesha. Subramanyar is popularly worshipped in Southern India, especially in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. He is often referred to as Tamil Kadavul, which means The Lord of the Tamil people.

Is Ayyappa and Subramanya same?

Kumaraswami, also known as Skanda, Murugan, Ayyappa and Subramanyaswami, is the elder son of Shiva and Parvathi. He is the commander in chief of the Shiva’s army (gana). He was born with a purpose. Historically, he is an ancient deity.

Which day is auspicious for Lord Subramanya?

Ippasi is the seventh month in the Tamil year (17th October to 15th November). Sashti is the sixth day after the new moon day (Amavasai Day). It is on this Sashti day the six faced Lord Subramaniyam annihilated Soorabanman the most atrocious Asuran, who imprisoned the Devas, and the Devas were liberated by the Lord.

Is Subramanya snake god?

The belief is that Vasuki and other snakes took refuge under the god Subrahmanya in the caves at Subramanya. Here Subrahmanya is worshipped as a snake.

How is Subramanya and snake related?

According to legend, once, Subramanya asked Brahma the significance of ‘Om’ and when he was denied a reply, he imprisoned Brahma. But soon Subramanya repented for his arrogance by inflicting a curse on himself. Turning into a serpent, he sought a rock at Dandakaranya, in the tranquil south, for his penance.

What is the symbol of Subramanya?

Lord Subrahmanya’s name, His spear, His peacock, His flag ” each of these is a potent weapon against the ills of samsara. When Lord Subrahmanya kills Soorapadman, the demon’s body splits into two. One becomes a peacock and serves as the mount of the Lord and the other becomes a rooster and adorns His flag.

Who is elder Ganesha or Subramanya?

In Shiva Purana and Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Kartikeya is seen as the elder son of Shiva, and Ganesha the younger. Some legend state Kartikeya as the elder son of Shiva, others make him the younger brother of Ganesha. This is implied by another legend connected to his birth.

Why is Subramanya called Guru?

Kumaraguru is one of the names of Lord Muruga who is also known as Subrahmanya, Skanda and Kartik. Kumaraguru is two words ‘Kumar’ and ‘Guru. ‘ Kumar means boy and Guru means teacher. As Kumaraguru, Lord Kartik is believed to have advised Lord Shiva regarding the greatness and meaning of Pranavam or ‘OM.


In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash as well as a householder with his wife Parvati and his three children, Ganesha, Kartikeya and Ashokasundari.


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