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Murugan

Murugan, also called Kartikeya, Skanda and Subrahmanya, is a popular Hindu deity especially among Tamil Hindus, worshipped primarily in areas with Tamil influences, especially South India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore and Reunion Island. His six most important shrines in India are the Arupadaiveedu temples, located in Tamil Nadu. In Sri Lanka, Hindus as well as Buddhists revere the sacred historical Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna and the sacred Buddhist and Hindu shrine of Katirkāmam Temple (also in Sinhala "Katharagama Devalaya") dedicated to him, situated deep south in the country. Ethnic Chinese in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, of Malaysia also pray to Lord Murugan during Thaipusam.

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Ratnagiri Murugan Temple
... Ratnagiri Balamurugan temple is an ancient Murugan temple situated in Vellore, India ... Ancient Hindu scriptures say where there is a hill, there is Lord Murugan ... Ilaya Vaaramarar Perumaley', which means 'Murugan, the God of Devas resides in Rathinagiri' ...
Aruvankattuvalasu - Temples
... The Murugan Temple is situated some 500 meters west to the Village and on the main road to Palani ... stay with the teacher for education) was functioning in the Murugan Temple until the 1950s ... A small temple was built for Murugan in 2006 and Kumbsbisekam was performed ...
Murugan - Temples
... The main temples of Murugan are located in Southern India ... a prominent and popular temple complex in Delhi, is one of the few dedicated to Murugan in all of North India apart from the Pehowa temple in Haryana ... East Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh Skandagiri Murugan Temple ...
S. A. K. Durga - Work
... one of the participants at the First International Conference on Murugan held in Chennai between December 28 and December 30, 1998 and in the Second International Murugan Conference held in Mauritius between April ...
Murukan - Historical Development - Divine Legends
... Given that legends related to Murugan are recounted separately in several Hindu epics, some differences between the various versions are observed ... a divine mango of knowledge from Narada winning a contest with Murugan ... While Murugan speeds around the world thrice to win the contest for the mango, Ganesha circumambulates Shiva and Parvati thrice as an equivalent and is given the mango ...