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Senapati Manifestation of Muruga

Senapati is one of the important forms of Muruga or Subrahmanya. In this form he is the commander of the armed forces of the Devas. When Murugan is worshipped as Senapati, he has six heads and twelve eyes. The murti has the brilliance of the sun.


Goddess Devasena is seated on the left lap of Senapati. One of the left arms of Muruga is around the waist of the Devi. The corresponding right holds a lotus.

The other hands hold Shoola, Khetaka, Vajra, Dhanus, Gada, Ghanta and Kukkuta. The hands are also in Abhaya and Varada posture.



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