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Lord Subramanya, Lord Muruga or Lord Kartikeya is special because he has the unique combination of power derived from his Mother Parvati and enormous knowledge acquired from his father Lord Shiva. He appeared on earth with the combination of all energies and knowledge with a view to provide peace and security. He is the Lord of the ‘Pranava Mantra Om’ and initiated its meaning to Lord Shiva. His devotees look upon him as a friend, philosopher and guide. Vedicfolks will perform Subramanya Homam and Kukuta Homam on the auspicious day of Vaikasi Sashti that falls in the month of Vaikasi, which is dedicated to Lord Muruga. It’s a day to fast, and people read Skanda Purana and recite Skanda Shasti Kavacham. It is believed that a person who offers prayers and observes fast on this day will receive generous blessings of Lord Subramanya.
Om Shreem Hreem Vreem Sowm Saravanabhava
* The mantra chanting, dedicated to Lord Subramanya, is very powerful and divine, gives protection and assures success to the devotee. When chanted, ensures all negative energies are removed like black magic, ill luck, evil eyes and curses.
Subramanya Homam is performed by reciting powerful mantras to allay various lethal forces that are set to destroy you. Lord Subramanya or Muruga rules Planet Mars, hence any adversities of the planet can be removed. The lord’s powerful energies when invoked, blesses devotees with success in all aspects of life especially career and family. It makes sure it brings positive changes to a devotee’s life.
The homam brings success and good fortunes by neutralising all sorts of planetary doshas from horoscope. It keeps off planetary doshas especially that of Mars – Mangal dosha or Kuja dosha. It provides mental and physical strength and removes fears of all kinds. It removes problems related to negative vibrations and child birth. The ritual also removes hurdles related to sarpa dosha. Lord Subramanya presides the Swadishtana Chakra which is one of the seven major energy centres of the body. The invocation activates the chakra which removes depression, emotional instability and psychological pressures, and blesses with fearlessness, creativity and also one achieves a trusting nature. It enhances fertility, self-confidence, courage and helps to control relationships and partnerships in a positive manner. The ritual removes negative vibrations from space and replaces it with intense positive, healing vibrations. It ensures you win legal proceedings that cause distress to your mind. It gives happiness, good health and prosperity.
Lord Muruga’s divine emblem Kukuta or rooster is invoked for its powerful blessings. With the grace of the lord, the homam has great potential to remove wicked energies and annihilate evil forces that harm you physically and psychologically. It helps to remove laziness, lethargy and also rejuvenates, reinvigorates and provides much courage to face difficult tasks of life. The rooster is a symbol of victory over evil. Invoking Muruga’s rooster can help to develop confidence and power to face any difficult situations that may arise. It also improves your sense of well-being and cleanses your atmosphere of all negativity.
The Kukuta Homam is a highly powerful and unique technique that invokes Lord Muruga’s emblem the Kukuta or rooster. The ritual helps you to encounter all crisis with confidence and dignity. The divine vibrations of the ritual uplifts your overall welfare and also cleanses the environment of bad energies. This is a very powerful ritual and will be performed by highly qualified priests.
Kukuta Homam is a very powerful ritual which invokes Lord Muruga’s powerful symbol, the rooster. The Kukuta or rooster has the ability to destroy negativity and stop evil with great force. It aids to destroy negative elements in your life that make you lethargic, trapped in debt and makes you demotivated. It’s also useful to those who want to improve relationships and health. The ritual also destroys negative aspects like laziness, lack of motivation, mental agony due to debt traps, bad relationships and poor health. The homam removes darkness from one’s life and provides strength to face any type of adversaries. It also educates the people about the higher echelons of life.
Located atop a hillock, the Swamimalai Temple is one of the holy abodes of Swaminathaswamy or Muruga. His father Shiva is enshrined as Sundareswarar and Mother Meenakshi give generous blessings to devotees. The temple has three pyramidal towers, three precincts and 60 steps that denote the Tamil years. Lord Muruga preached the essence of the ‘Pranava Mantra Om’ in this temple and earned the name Swaminathaswamy, the Lord of the Lord (Shiva). The theerthams or ponds are called Vajra Theertham, Saravana Theertham, Netra Pushkarani and Kumaratturai (Kaveri). A blind devotee was blessed with eyesight after he took a dip in the Netra Theertham. Lord Muruga is worshipped in his child form, and his idol made of granite is decorated with gold armor and crown, and diamond spire. People tonsure their hair as an offering to the lord, whose boons are plenty viz. removal of obstacles, higher education and job opportunities, family prosperity, longevity, education, married life etc. Lord Muruga rules Planet Mars and malefic effects of the planet can be thwarted by worshipping him.
In the battle against a demon, Soorapadman, Lord Subramanya received a precious gift from his mother, a spear. It is said to be very powerful and effective to keep off negative energies, and can vanquish enemies. The energized vel from Vedicfolks made of brass can be kept in your puja altar or carried with you wherever you go. It shuns negative vibrations, malice and vice and ensures victory in all your undertakings. The spear of Subramanya represents dynamism and power of Shakti. It can remove darkness, ignorance and provide true wisdom. It helps to achieve spiritual progress that leads to the liberation of the soul.