Muruga or Subramanya is a popular deity among Hindus, especially among Tamil people.
Many names are there for Muruga as Karthikeya, Kumara, Velayudha, Shanmugha and
so on. His main weapon is known as ‘Vel’, which was given by Parvathy. Thus known
as Velayudha. He was born as the second son of Lord Siva and Goddess Parvathy. But
he was brought up by six mothers known as Krithika devis, hence he known as Karthikeyan.
The intension of the birth of Muruga was to kill ‘Tharaka’, the crude and cruel
asura. Its believed that he has six faces. Peacock is the vehicle of Muruga. Valli
and Devayani are the two wives of Muruga. He is known as the God of War . One speciality
of Lord Muruga is that he will always be young and handsome.