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God of War and Victory
Commander of the Gods
Murugan with his consorts on his Vahana peacock
Other names Kumaran, Murugan, Skanda, Velavan, Velloreavan, Saravana, Shadanana, Devasenapati, Shanmukha, Subramanya
Affiliation Deva
Abode Mount Kailash
Planet Mangala
Mantra Oṃ Saravaṇa Bhava
Om Saravaṇa Bhavāya Namaḥ
Weapon Vel, bow and arrow
Animals Peacock, rooster, snake
Day Tuesday
Color Red
Mount Peacock
Gender Male
Festivals Kanda Sashti or Shashthi and Thaipusam
Personal information
Consort Devasena and Valli Vallimalai Born and Married place of Shri Valli Located in Spiritual City of Vellore
Siblings Ganesha (brother)

Murugan (Tamil: முருகன்), also known as Kandhan is the Tamil god of war and victory. Murugan is the main god worshipped in India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia and many other places of the world where Tamils live. Murugan has six shrines in Tamil Nadu, which are known as Arupadaiveedu. In Tamil Nadu, Murugan has continued to be popular with all classes of society since the Sangam age.

Murugan is considered as the son of Shiva and Parvathi, who was created to kill the Asuras and be the eternal protector of the Devas and other living beings. The Asuras were demigods who frequently warred against the Devas or gods. The six sites (padaiveedu) in Tamil Nadu where Murugan sojourned while leading his armies are Palani, Swamimalai,Thiruparamkundram, Pazhamudirsolai, Thiruthani and Thiruchendur, the Arupadaiveedu.

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