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Flowers Offered To Lord Muruga

Each god in Hindu pantheon has a favorite flower and leaves. Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda or Subrahmanya, is usually offered white or red oleander (Arali) flowers.

Other favorite flowers of Muruga includes rose and Champa flowers (Shenbagam).

Oleander is known as Arali in Tamil; Kaner in Hindi and Raktakarabi in Bengali.

Please note that oleander flower and plant is considered poisonous and is believed to contain toxic compounds.

Golden champa or yellow champa locally known as chambugam or chempaka is another favorite flower of Lord Muruga.

Another important offering to Muruga is lemon. People make garlands out of lemon and offer it to Muruga.