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Lord Kartikya

स्कन्द व्रतSkand Vrat

स्कन्द व्रत (Skand Vrat)

स्कन्द व्रत आषाढ़ माह की शुक्ल पक्ष की षष्ठी को मनाया जाता है। इस दिन भगवान शिव और देवी पार्वती के पुत्र कार्तिकेय की स्कन्द रूप में पूजा करने का विशेष विधान है। यह व्रत पुत्र- पौत्र प्राप्ति के लिए अति फलदायी माना जाता है।

2016 में स्कन्द व्रत की तिथि (Skand Vrat Date 2016)

वर्ष 2016 में स्कन्द व्रत 10 जुलाई को रखा जाएगा।

स्कन्द व्रत विधि (Skandh Vrat Vidhi in Hindi)

नारद पुराण के अनुसार आषाढ़ माह की शुक्ल पक्ष की षष्ठी के दिन व्रती को प्रातः उठकर संभव हो तो नदी में स्नान करना चाहिए। इसके बाद पूजा स्थान पर भगवान कार्तिकेय की स्कन्द रूपी प्रतिमा की स्थापना करनी चाहिए।

मन में पुत्र प्राप्ति की कामना करते हुए विभिन्न प्रकार से पूरे श्रद्धाभाव के साथ भगवान कार्तिकेय की पूजा करनी चाहिए। पूजा सम्पूर्ण होने के बाद ब्राह्मण को भोजन करवा कर उन्हें यथा शक्ति धन, अन्न, वस्त्र आदि वस्तुएं दान करना चाहिए।

स्कन्द व्रत फल (Benefits of Skand Vrat in Hindi)

मान्यता के अनुसार स्कन्द व्रत के पुण्य से व्रती को सुंदर और गुणवान पुत्र की प्राप्ति होती है। इसके अलावा स्कन्द जी की पूजा से व्यक्ति को सुख- शांति के और मनोवांछित फलों की पूर्ति होती है।

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The Hindu God known variously as Murugan, Subramaniam, Sanmukha or Skanda
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Kartikya, the second son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati or Shakti, is known by many names Subramaniam, Sanmukha, Shadanana, Skanda and Guha. In the southern states of India, Kartikya is a popular deity and is better known as Murugan.

Kartikya: The War God

He is an embodiment of perfection, a brave leader of God’s forces, and a war God, who was created to destroy the demons, representing the negative tendencies in human beings.

Symbolism of Kartikya’s Six Heads

Kartikya’s other name, Shadanana, which means ‘one with six heads’ corresponds to the five senses and the mind. The six heads also stand for his virtues enables him to see in all the directions – an important attribute that ensures that he counters all kinds blows that can hit him.

The war imagery and the six heads of Kartikya indicate that if humans wish to lead themselves efficiently through the battle of life, they must always be alert lest they are shown the wrong path by crafty people with the six demonic vices: kaama (sex), krodha (anger), lobha (greed), moha (passion), mada (ego) and matsarya (jealousy).

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Kartikya: The Lord of Perfection

Kartikya carries on one hand a spear and his other hand is always blessing devotees. His vehicle is a peacock, a pious bird that grips with its feet a serpent, which symbolizes the ego and desires of people. The peacock represents the destroyer of harmful habits and the conqueror of sensual desires. The symbolism of Kartikya thus points to the ways and means of reaching perfection in life.

The Brother of Lord Ganesha

Lord Kartikya is the brother of Lord Ganesha, the other son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. According to a mythological story, Kartikya once had a duel as to who was the elder of the two. The matter was referred to Lord Shiva for final decision. Shiva decided that whoever would make a tour of the whole world and come back first to the starting point had the right to be the elder. Kartikya flew off at once on his vehicle, the peacock, to make a circuit of the world. On the other hand, Ganesha went around His divine parents and asked for the prize of His victory. Thus Ganesha was acknowledged as the elder of the two brothers. Read more stories here…

Festivals Honoring Lord Kartikya

One of two major holidays dedicated to the worship of Lord Kartikeya is Thaipusam. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati presented a lance to Lord Murgan to vanquish the demon army of Tarakasura and combat their evil deeds. Therefore, Thaipusam is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Read more about Thaipusam

Another regional festival celebrated mostly by Shaivite Hindus is Skanda Sashti, which is observed in honor of Lord Kartikya on the sixth day of the bright fortnight of the Tamil month of Aippasi (October – November). It is believed that Kartikya, on this day, annihilated the mythical demon Taraka. Celebrated in all Shaivite and Subramanya temples in South India, Skanda Sashti commemorates the destruction of evil by the Supreme Being. Read more about Skanda Sashti

Find out the dates of Thaipusam and Skanda Sasthi this year.
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Thaipusam is an important festival observed by the Hindus of southern India during the Tamil month of Thai (January – February). Outside of India, it is celebrated mainly by the Tamil speaking community settled in Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and elsewhere around the world.

Dedicated to Lord Murugan or Kartikeya
Thaipusam is dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Murugan is also known as Kartikeya, Subramaniam, Sanmukha, Shadanana, Skanda and Guha. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati presented a lance to Lord Murgan to vanquish the demon army of Tarakasura and combat their evil deeds. Therefore, Thaipusam is a celebration of the victory of good over evil.

Read more about Murugan or Kartikeya

How to Celebrate Thaipusam
On the Thaipusam day, most devotees of Lord Murugan offer him fruits and flowers of yellow or orange color – his favorite colors and also adorn dresses of the same color.

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Many devotees bear milk, water, fruits and floral tributes on pails hung from a yoke and carry them on their shoulders to various Murugan temples, far and near. This wooden or bamboo structure called ‘Kavadi’ is covered with cloth and decorated with feathers of peacock – the vehicle of Lord Murugan.

Thaipusam in Southeast Asia
Thaipusam celebrations in Malaysia and Singapore are known for their festive fervor. The most famous Kavadi pilgrimage on the Thaipusam day takes place at the Batu Caves in Malaysia, where a large number of devotees head towards the Murugan temple in procession carrying the ‘Kavadi’. This festival attracts over a million people each year at the Batu Caves, near Kuala Lampur, which houses several Hindu shrines and the 42.7 meter high statue of Lord Murugan that was unveiled in January 2006. Pilgrims need to climb 272 steps to access the temple on the hilltop. Many foreigners also take part in this Kavadi pilgrimage. Notable among them are Australian Carl Vedivella Belle, who has been taking part in the pilgrimage for more than a decade, and German Rainer Krieg, who went on his first Kavadi in the 1970s.

Body Piercing on Thaipusam
Many fanatical devotees go to such extent as to torture their bodies to appease the Lord. So, a major feature of Thaipusam celebrations is body piercing with hooks, skewers and small lances called ‘vel’. Many of these devotees even pull chariots and heavy objects with hooks attached to their bodies. Many others pierce their tongue and cheek to impede speech and thereby attain full concentration on the Lord. Most devotees enter into a trance during such piercing due to the incessant drumming and chanting of “vel vel shakti vel.”
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Skanda Sashti is observed on the sixth day of the bright fortnight of the Tamil month of Aippasi (October – November). This day is dedicated to the second son of Lord Shiva – Lord Subramanya, also known as Kartikeya, Kumaresa, Guha, Murugan, Shanmukha and Velayudhan, who on this day, is believed to have annihilated the mythical demon Taraka. Celebrated in all Shaivite and Subramanya temples in South India, Skanda Sashti commemorates the destruction of evil by the Supreme Being.

Read more about Lord Subramanya, Kartikeya or Murugan

How to Celebrate Skanda Shasthi

On this day, elaborate festivals are held with grandeur in South India. In many places the festival commences six days before the Sashti day and concludes on the day of the Sashti. During these days, devotees recite inspiring hymns, read stories of Subramanya, and enact the exploits of the Lord on stage. Thousands of people gather for feasts, and massive amounts of camphor are burnt.

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Well known temples of Lord Subramanya can be found in Udupi, Tiruchendur, Palani Hills, Tiruparankundrum, Tiruchendur and Kathirgamam in South India, as well as in Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Large fairs and festivals are held in these temples every year on Skanda Sashti.

Penance and Piercing

It is customary to undergo penance on Skanda Sashti in the form of carrying a ‘Kavadi’ to the various Subramanya shrines. Many devotees also pierce long needles through their cheeks, lips and tongue as they go into a delirium charmed by the powers of the Lord.

Read more about ‘Kavadi’ and ritual body piercing

Hymns & Prayer for Lord Subramanya

The Tiruppugal, a popular religious book in Tamil, contains the inspiring devotional songs of Arunagirinathar in praise of Lord Subramanya. Hymns from Kavadichindu and the Skanda Sashti Kavacham are also sung on this occasion. Here is a prayer in English for the occasion by Swami Sivananda:

“O my Lord Subramanya, O all-merciful Lord, I have neither faith nor devotion. I do not know how to worship Thee in the proper manner, or to meditate on Thee. I am Thy child who has lost his way, forgotten the goal and Thy Name. Is it not Thy duty, O compassionate Father, to take me back?

“O Mother Valli, will you not introduce me to Thy Lord? Thy love for Thy children is deeper and truer than that of anyone else in this world. Though I have become Thy worthless and undutiful child, O beloved Mother Valli, pardon me! Make me dutiful and faithful. I am Thine from this very second; always Thine. All is Thine. It is the Mother’s duty to correct Her reckless child when it strays aimlessly on the wrong path. Remove the veil of delusion that separates me from Thee. Bless me. Enlighten me. Take me back to Thy holy feet. This is my fervent prayer to Thee and Thy Lord, my beloved and ancient Parents.”
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Kartikeya (Subramanya) Puja

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Kartikeya

The story of Lord Kartikeya’s birth is given in Kumar Sambhavam.Sati, the consort of Shiva immolated herself at the site of the Daksha Yagna, which was later destroyed by Shiva. Sati was reborn as Uma, or Parvati the daughter of the mountain king Himavaan (the Himalayas). Shiva withdrew himself from the universe and engaged himself in yogic meditation in the Himalayas.

In the meanwhile, the demon Surapadma ravaged the earth and tormented its beings. It was realized by the gods that only the son born of Shiva and Parvati could lead the gods to victory over Tarakaasuran, Surapadman and their demon companions. They plotted with Kaama, the lord of desire, to shoot a flower arrow at Shiva, as he sat in meditation, so as to make him fall in love with Parvati. When Kaama aimed his arrow at Shiva, he opened his third eye and burned him to ashes instantly. Upon hearing the pleas of Kama’s wife Rati, he brought back Kama to life, in flesh and blood for her sake, and in a formless state for others.

His penance disturbed, Shiva fell in love with Parvathi. However, the sparks of the fiery seed of Shiva were unbearable; even the fire God Agni could not bear them; this fire was then transported by the river Ganga into the Sara Vana forest, where Sara Vana Bhava (Kartikeya) was born. He was raised by the six Kartika damsels. Parvati combined these six babies into one with six faces, ie. Shanmukha.

He led the army of the devas to victory against the demons.

Kartikeya is also known as Subramaniam, Skanda, Guha, Shadannana or Shanmukha (because he has six faces). He represents a person of perfection. He is the war God, the Hindu equivalent of Mars and Aries. He was created by all the Gods to lead the heavenly hosts and destroy the demons. He is the most masculine and fierce of all the Gods. While Ganesh removes all obstacles, Skanda bestows all spiritual powers, particularly the power of knowledge.

He is worshiped for all problems related to Mars, especially Mangala dosha or Kuja dosha.

The following are the most commonly performed Kartikeya poojas of the Vedic tradition.

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In Vedic astrology Mars is know as MANGAL, ANGARAKA and KUJA. These names in Sanskrit mean, “auspicious, burning coal, and the fair one”.

Mars is a malefic. He rules over the two sidereal signs of Aries and Scorpio. He is exalted in Capricorn and fallen in the opposite sign of Cancer. Mars is often depicted as a god with a red body exemplifying the natural color of the astronomical body in the sky.

Mangal or MarsKuja is a karaka, or indicator, of brother and siblings, assertion, aggressiveness, soldiers and military endeavors, mechanical ability, engineers and surgeons, commanders and rulers, accidents, violence and war, ambition, strength, arguments and conflict, passion and desire.

Like Surya, the Sun, Mangal most powerful position is in the 10th House. He is a particularly beneficial planet for Cancer or Leo Ascendants. His nature is PITTA, or fiery. His gem is red coral and his direction is south. Mars’ day is Tuesday and he reaches full maturity at age 28.

swasikaIn Vedic mythology Mars appears to have been born of the Earth. SARVA, the archer, represents the element of Earth as the supporter of life. Sarva’s wife VIKESI, the disheveled, is the Earth goddess. The Puranic literature of ancient India declares that Angaraka, Mars is their son born of the Earth. Mars is further identified with the Kartikeya, the god of war. He is the son of the god Shiva, who was born without Shiva’s union with a woman. Kartikeya was born with six heads as the six goddesses of the lunar constellation, Kritika, or the Pleiades nurtured him. Kartikeya kills the seemingly invincible demon Taraka, and releases the Devas from Taraka’s oppression. These myths depict valor, strength and courage, and most fittingly, the protective quality of Mars. Thus, Mars is known as the protector of dharma, the sacred path and purpose in life that each of us follows.

Ikalasn the Zodiac, ANGARAKA or MARS is regarded as a God of martial character, red in every aspect. Even the Romans held him as their Guru. In the Zodiac, He is the Lord of “Mesha” and “Vrischika”. He stays 1 1/2 months in each Rasi taking 18 months to complete the cycle.

A prayer to this planet frees one from debts, poverty and illness afflicting the skin. This graha bestows property and conveyance (Locomotion). A prayer to Angaraka can restore loss of eyesight. Tuesdays are intended for the worship of Angaraka who loves the chanting of Sama Veda. If one observes the fast on Tuesday for 21 times, the unlucky influence of Tuesday (Mangal) can be got rid off. The legend that depict the influence of the worship of MANGAL goes as follows, and is narrated whenever a worship or offering is made to the deity.

An old woman used to observe fast on every Tuesday. Her son was named Mangaliya. Mangal deity in disguise of a Brahmin came and asked her “I am hungry. I shall prepare my own food but you plaster the ground with cow-dung.” The woman said, “Today is a Tuesday; I do not plaster cow-dung on this day. I shall sprinkle water and you can prepare food.” The Brahmin said, “I shall only cook on a cow-dung plastered surface.” The woman refused and said that she could do anything else except cow-dung plaster.” The Brahmin said, “Let your son lie upside down, I shall cook on his back.” After some thought, the woman agreed to this and called her son. The disguised Brahmin lit the furnace on his back and cooked food. After cooking, the Brahmin asked the woman to call her son so that he could take the auspicious food. The woman, in grief, said why he cut jokes and that after your cooking on his back, he would have died. The Brahmin explained and insisted her to call the son. When insisted the woman called, and the son came running. The Brahmin said, “Old woman, your fast is successful. With kindness, your mind is also full of devotion and faith. May you be ever happy.” The deity (Mangal) in disguise disappeared.

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Worship of Skanda

Om Shree Gurubhiyo Namaha
om shree Ganeshaya Namaha om Shree paravathipatheye Namaha om Shree Sharavanabhavaya Namaha

Om tat kumaraya vidmahe kartikeyaya dhimahi
thano skandah prachodayat Skanda Gayatri

Skanda Mantra
Om Shree Sharavanabhavaya Namaha

Subramanya Shloka

Shadananam Chandana Lepithangam
Mahorasam Divya Mayura Vahanam
Rudrasya Soonum Sura Loka Natham
Brahmanya Devam Sharanam Prapadye

I seek refuge with the god, who is Brahman,
Who has six faces,
Who applies sandal paste,
All over his body.
Who is the great essence,
Who rides on a peacock,
Who is the son of Lord Shiva,
And who is the lord of the heaven.

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Skanda is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvaty.
Kartikeya meaning ‘son of Krittika’
He has several names like Subramanyan,Kartikeyan, Shanmugan, Skanda, Shadananan, Kumaran, Mayilvahaanan, Velayuthan, Swaminathan, Saravanabavan, Devasenapathy, Vel murugan,and Kumaraswamy. His vehicle is a Peacock and he carries a spear with him. He is worshipped on the 6 day after Diwali on an occasion called ‘Skanta Sashti’ making the victory over the demons Tarakasura and Surapadman. It is believed that if one worships Lord Skanda on Friday and fasts on that day all his wishes will get fulfilled. Further it is more auspicious if it is a Karthika star or krittika star day.

Skanda is also the god of war ,Mars so worship of skanda is done on Tuesdays the day of Mars

Kartikeya is considered as an avatar of Lord Shiva. As per the Legend he was born of the six rays of light that emerged from the third eye of Lord Shiva. The six rays fell on the forest of reed grass and was carried to the Ganges by Vayu and Agni which turned to six beautiful babies on six lotus flowers.these six babies where looked after by Six Kartika sisters , Kartika Stars in the sky so the the baby was named Kartikeya son of Kartika ,because of his six mother’s.The six babies were united into one with six faces and twelve hands when Parvati held them in her arms. His avatar was to put an end to Soorapadman’s cruelty.

The festival is also referred to as Thaipooyam or Thaippooyam (Malayalam) The word Thaipusam is derived from the month name Thai and Pusam, which refers to a star Pushya Nakshatra that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave skanda a vel “spear” so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadam. There is a saying Thaipuyyamam marks Subramayan’s birthday; however, it is also believed that Vaikhasi Vishakam, which falls in the Vaikhasi month (May/June), is Subramanya’s birthday

Gayatri Mantras on Sree Kartikeya

‘Om Thatpurushaya Vidhmahe
Maha Senaya Dhimahi
Thanno Skanda Prachodhayath’

Om Thatpurushaya Vidhmahe
Maha Senaya Dhimahi
Thanno Shanmuga Prachodhayath’

Shasti Fasting: How to observe Muruga Shasthi Vratam?

Shasti Vratam or Upvaas is an important fast dedicated to Lord Skanda or Kartikeya or Lord Subramanya swamy. There are two Shastis in a Hindu lunar month. One Shasthi after Amavasya and another after Purnima (Pournami). The Shasti coming after Amavasya (new moon night) is the one meant for fasting. In simple terms, the Shasti coming during the increasing or growing phase of the moon. Lord Muruga is also known as Subramanian or Skanda or Kanda.

note:- Shasti after Amavasya or no moonight ie ustheShukla paksha Shasti is taken as vratam by skanda devotees

How to observe Shasti Vratam?

The Shasti fasting begins with sunrise. The fast is broken on the next day morning after praying to Lord Surya (Sun God).

Japa of the Mantra, Om Saravanabhavaya Namah,

It is fast in many places. But this might not be quite possible for many people due to job, health and other reasons. So many people take some sort of vegetarian food on this day – this is usually a single meal in the afternoon or night.

Many people opt for a fruit diet on the day. Some avoid solid food.

In several Kerala Sunramanya swamy temples, many devotees eat a single rice meal at noon given from the temple. The cooked rice is consumed without any major side dishes.

Devotees listen to stories related to Skanda and reading of Skanda Purana.

Fasting is not just abstaining from food but it also an attempt to instill positive thoughts.

SKANDA SASHTI

PROSTRATIONS and humble salutations to Lord Subramanya, the Supreme Being, who is the ruler of this universe, who is the indweller of our hearts, who is the second son of Lord Siva, who is the beloved of Valli and Deivayanai, who bestows boons easily on His devotees, who is the embodiment of power, wisdom, love and bliss.

The great demon, Tarakasura, was oppressing the celestials. He drove them out from heaven. All the gods then went to Brahma to appeal for help.

Brahma said to the gods, “O Devas, I cannot destroy Taraka, as he has obtained My Grace through severe penance. But let Me give you a suggestion. Get the help of Cupid, the God of Love. Induce him to tempt Lord Siva, who remains absorbed in His Yoga Samadhi. Let Lord Siva unite with Parvati. A powerful son, Lord Subramanya, will be born to them. This son will destroy the demon that harasses you.”

Indra, the chief of the gods, thereupon requested Cupid to go with his wife, Rati, and his companion Vasanta (the season of spring), to Mount Kailas, the abode of Siva. Cupid carried out the instruction at once, for it was already springtime. Standing behind a tree, Cupid shot his arrow of passion towards Siva, whilst Parvati was placing some flowers in His hands. The moment their hands met, Siva experienced a distracting feeling. He wondered what it was that disturbed His Yoga. He looked around and saw Cupid crouching behind the tree.

The Lord opened His “third eye”, the inner eye of intuition, and Cupid was burnt to ashes by the fire that emanated from it. That is why the God of Love is also called Ananga, which means “bodiless”.

After burning Cupid, the Lord ascertained by His Yogic vision that the birth of Lord Subramanya was absolutely necessary to destroy the powerful Taraka. Siva’s seed was thrown into the fire which, unable to retain it, threw it into the Ganges, which in turn threw it into a reed forest. This is where Lord Subramanya was born; hence, He is called Saravanabhava–“born in a reed-forest”. He became the leader of the celestial hosts and the destroyer of Taraka as Brahma had ordained.

Lord Subramanya is an incarnation of Lord Siva. All incarnations are manifestations of the one Supreme Lord. Lord Subramanya and Lord Krishna are one.

Lord Krishna says in the Gita: “Among the army generals, I am Skanda”.

The Lord manifests Himself from time to time in various names and forms, for the sake of establishing righteousness and subduing wickedness.

Lord Subramanya is a ray born of the Divine Consciousness of Lord Siva. Valli and Deivayanai are His two wives. They represent the power of action and the power of knowledge respectively. He is a Godhead easily accessible in this dark age of ignorance and lack of faith. In this He is no different from Hanuman. He gives material and spiritual prosperity and success in every undertaking of His devotees, even if they show a little devotion to Him. He is worshipped with great devotion in South India. Lord Subramanya’s other names are Kumaresa, Kartikeya, Shanmukha, Guha, Muruga and Velayudhan.

In His picture, Lord Subramanya holds a spear in His hand, just as Lord Siva holds the trident. This is an emblem of power. It indicates that He is the ruler of the universe. His vehicle is the peacock. He rides on it. This signifies that He has conquered pride, egoism and vanity. There is a cobra under His feet, which indicates that He is absolutely fearless, immortal and wise. Valli is on His one side, Deivayanai on the other. Sometimes He stands alone with His spear. In this pose He is known as Velayudhan; this is His Nirguna aspect, which is free from the illusory power of Maya.

The six heads represent the six rays or attributes, namely, wisdom, dispassion, strength, fame, wealth and divine powers. They indicate that He is the source of the four Vedas, the Vedangas and the six schools of philosophy. They also indicate His control over the five organs of knowledge as well as the mind. They denote that He is the Supreme Being with thousands of heads and hands. His head turned in all directions signifies that He is all-pervading. It indicates that He can multiply and assume forms at will.

Skanda Sashti falls in November. It is the day on which Lord Subramanya defeated the demon Taraka

Skanda Shashti festival celebrates the appearance of Lord Kartikeya in this temporal world. It is interesting to note that this festival comes immediately after Navarathiri and Deepavali. Its symbolism is very similar to that of   Victory of good over evil. Narakasuran represents the dark forces and Lord Krishna represents the good. Similarly, Shakthi, the goddess representing the good, destroys the evil and dark forces represented by Mahishasuran after the nine night festival, Navarathiri.

Pray from the bottom of your heart: “O my Lord Subramanya, O all-merciful Lord, I have neither faith nor devotion. I do not know how to worship Thee in the proper manner, or to meditate on Thee. I am Thy child who has lost his way, forgotten the goal and Thy Name. Is it not Thy duty, O compassionate Father, to take me back? O Mother Valli, will you not introduce me to Thy Lord? Thy love for Thy children is deeper and truer than that of anyone else in this world. Though I have become Thy worthless and undutiful child, O beloved Mother Valli, pardon me! Make me dutiful and faithful. I am Thine from this very second; always Thine. All is Thine. It is the Mother’s duty to correct, educate and mould Her reckless child when it strays aimlessly on the wrong path. Remove the gulf or the veil of delusion that separates me from Thee. Bless me. Enlighten me. Take me back to Thy holy feet. I have nothing more to say. This is my fervent prayer to Thee and Thy Lord, my beloved and ancient Parents.”

May Lord Subramanya shower His Grace upon you! May His blessings grant you peace, bliss and prosperity!

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By reciting this stotram, the natives who are under the malefic influence of Kuja, and who are undergoing Kuja dosha, Kuja dasa or antar dasa or delayed marriages, clashes, legal disputes, disturbed married life etc., will get relief and pave way in a progressive direction.

Bhajeham kumaram bhavnikumaram galollasiharam
Namtsya edwiharam, repustomaparam nrusimhavatram
Sada nirvikaram guham nirvicharam.1

Namameesa putraam japashonagatram kuraraatisatrum
Ruvemdwagni neetram, mahabahrnipatram sivasabjamitramPrabhaswatkaltrayam puranam pavitram.2

Aneekarkakoti prabhavasyalamtam manoharimanikya
Bhooshojwalam tam, sritanamabheestam nisamtam
Krupavarikallola bhastkataksham varjanmanohariso
Nambujaksham, prayogapradana pravhaikadaksham baje Kanti kantam parastomarakham.4

Sukastoorisimdooraswalllalatamdayapoorna chittammaha Deviputram, raveedoolllasadratna rajatkireetam bhajekreedita
Kasagangadikootam 5

Sukumdaprasoonavalisobhitamgam saratpoorna chandraprabha Kantikantam, sirisha prasunabhiramam bhavatam bhaje deva
Senapatim vallabham tam.6

Subramanya Ashtakam

Hey swaminadha karunakara deenabando
Sri Parvateesa mukhapankaja padma bando
Srisowdadi devagana poojita pada padama
Vallisanaadha mamadehi karavalambam

Devadi devasuta devaganaadinada
Devendra vandya mrudupankaja manjupada
Devarshi naradha muneedra sugeeta keerte
Vallisanaadha mamadehi karavalamam

Nityannadaana niratakhila rogaharin
Bhagyapradana puripoorita bhaktakama
Srutyagama pravana vakyanija swaroopa
Vallisanaadha mamadehi karavalamam

Deavadi radhamandala madyaveedya
Devendrapeeta sagaram druda chapahastam
Sooram nihatya surakotibhi reedyamaana
Vallisanadha mamadehi karavalambam
Haradhi ratna maniyukta kireetahara
Kayoora kundala lasatkavachabirama
heyveera taraka jayamara brunda nandya
Vallisanaadha mamadehi karavalambam

Panchakshari mama mantrita gamgatoyai
Panchamrutai Pramuditendra Mukhai Rumneedrai
Pattabhishikta Hariyukta varsanadha
Vallisannadha Mamadehi Karavalambam

Sri Kartikeya karunamruta poornadrushtya
Kamadi rogha kulusheekruta dushta chittam
Sitwatum mamana kaladhara kantikaantya
Vallisannadha mamadeshi karavalambam

Subramanyastakam punayam ye patanchi dwijottamaa
Te sarve mukti mayanti Subramanya pradahatah
Subramanyastakam midham praturuttaya ya patet
Kotijanma krutam papam tat shana deva nrusyati.

i have these 2 powerfull mantras with me and sharing it here.

Skanda Shashti-Prayers to the Powerful Lord Subramanya, Karthikeya, son of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati

skandarKanda Sashti is observed in the Tamil Month Aippasi. Skanda Sashti 2015 dates are from November 12 begins with six-day fasting and ends on November 17, 2015 with Soorasamharam. Tirukalyanam is on November 18. Skanda Shasti celebrates the victory of Lord Skanda over demon Surapadmam.

Sashti is the day the Lord Subramanya defeated the demon Soorapadma and saved the Earth from his evils. When the devas couldn’t tolerate the evil doings of this demon, they approached the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The Kind Lord went on a war against Soorapadman. The war was waged for six days, at the end of which the Lord vanquished the asura. He threw his weapon at him and Soorapadman was split into two halves. One half became a peacock, which He took as His vaahana. The other became a cock and was transformed into his flag.

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Tarakasura was oppressing the Deva Loka and it is out of this one single minded mission that lord Kartikeya was begetted by Lord Shiva and His consort Devi Parvati.

Lord Subramanya is a ray born of the Divine Consciousness of Lord Siva. Valli and Deivayanai are His two wives. They represent the power of action and the power of knowledge respectively. He is a Godhead easily accessible in this dark age of ignorance and lack of faith. In this He is no different from Hanuman. He gives material and spiritual prosperity and success in every undertaking of His devotees, even if they show a little devotion to Him. He is worshipped with great devotion in South India. Lord Subramanya’s other names are Kumaresa, Kartikeya, Shanmukha, Guha, Muruga and Velayudhan.

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