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Arumugan – Why Muruga is known as Arumuga?

Arumugan is one among the numerous names of Muruga. He is known as Arumuga, or the one with six faces, because when Goddess Parvati joined him he had six faces and twelve hands.


Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda, Subrahamaniya and Kartik, was born as six different babies to Lord Shiva after he awoke from the deep meditation after Goddess Sati’s death. Six Krittika stars looked after the six babies.
When Goddess Parvati found the six babies, she hugged them, and they became one. He then came to be known as Arumugan.

Significance of the six faces One face removes ignorance and spiritual darkness engulfing the world. One face showers boons on devotees who follow dharma. One face watches the pujas and offerings and blesses those devotees offering it with a pure mind. One face helps those in search of self realization and investigating the truth of Pranavam or Om. One face destroys the enemies and those how practice adharma. One face looks lovingly at his consorts.

Abar Mata Mela

Abar Mata Mela is observed in Vaishakh month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Abar Mata Temple in Madhya Pradesh.  Abar Mata Mela 2018 date is April 30. Abar Mata is a powerful grama devata. She is worshipped for attaining wealth and peace.

The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the mandir.

Processions, pujas, rituals, fireworks etc are part of the festivities.

For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.
Abar Mata Mela is annually observed on Vaishakh Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Madhya Pradesh.

Ashta Siddhi – Eight Yogic Powers as per Hinduism

Ashta Siddhi is the eight Siddhis or yogic powers as per Hinduism. They are: Anima – becoming very minute like an atom.Laghima – becoming very light in weight like cottonMahima – becoming large in size like a mountain or an ocean.Prapti – touching faraway object with one’s hand.Prakamya – the power to behave according to one’s desire.Vasihstva – controlling all beings and things in the world.Ishitva – Controlling births and deaths of beings and things.Vasishta – the power of making all beings and things behave according to one’s will. These siddhis are mentioned in Vyasa Bhashya on Yogasutra of Patanjali (III:45). To attain them one has to bring the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and space) under control through intense practice.

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