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Shri Muruga Perumal
Tamil God of War and Victory
Tamilமுருகன் (Murugan)
ConsortValli and Devasena

Murugan, also known as Kartikeya, (Tamil: முருகன்) is the Tamil god of war and victory. Muruga is the main god of worship in Tamil Nadu, South India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and many other places where Tamilans live. He is a god with six faces. The god Murugan has six shrines in Tamil Nadu, which are known as Arupadaiveedu. In Tamil Nadu, Murugan has continued to be popular with all classes of society right since the Sangam age. This has led to more elaborate accounts of his mythology in the Tamil language, culminating in the Tamil Kandha Purānam, written by Kacchiappa Sivachariyar (1350-1420 AD) of Kumara Kottam in the city of Kanchipuram. He was a scholar in Tamil literature, and a votary of the Shaiva Siddhanta philosophy. the second of shiva he is also a the hero of some certain places.

Murugan is the son of Shiva and Parvathi, who was created by Lord Shiva to kill the asuras and be the eternal protector of the Devas and other living beings. The six sites at which Murugan sojourned while leading his armies against are Palani, Swamimalai, Thiruparamkundram, Pazhamudirsolai, Thiruthani and Thiruchendur which all are in Tamil Nadu known as Arupadaiveedu the six divine abodes of Murugan on earth,each having its own spiritual history and significance