Muruga, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is known by numerous names. Muruga, Skanda, Subrahmanya, Shanmukha, Kartikeya and Kumara are some of the most popular names. One of the popular names that is used in South India is Kumar or Kumara. Muruga is known as Kumara as he is eternally youthful. He has no old age and is endowed with everlasting handsomeness. Kumaran, Kumaraswamy, Kumar, Kumaresa, Kumara Deva are variations of the name Kumara. The famous Sanskrit poem Kumara Sambhavam is based on the story of Muruga.