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Book – Sri Muruga – Legend, Short Stories and Worship

Book titled Sri Muruga – Legend, Short Stories and Worship by Rahul Kabade is an attempt to provide a simple and good understanding of Muruga – Son of Shiva. One of the most popular deities worshiped in Hindu pantheon in South India . Muruga is Kumaraguru – the child guru who explained the greatness of ‘OM.’ Muruga is known as Kartik in North India and western parts of India . He is popularly known as Murugan, Skanda, Sharavana and Subrahmanya in South India . The book gives a proper understanding regarding the incarnation of Muruga. Importance and meaning of the various names of Muruga like Shanmukha, Subrahmanya, Karthikeya, Guha Velayudha, Swaminatha and their meaning are explored. Stories associated with Muruga. His war against Tarakasura and Surapadma are detail. Important saints of Murugan tradition are introduced to readers. Temples of Muruga including the   Aaru-padai Veedu, six abodes of Muruga are detailed. Festivals, rituals, worship and importance