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Murugan in Classical and Popular Music
Beliefs and Legends >>Shiva, Shakti, Skanda
Abodes of Skanda


A wealth of  music eulogizing Skanda dominates the south Indian classical music scenario . Mutthuswamy Deekshitar, regarded as one of the trinity of composers in the Karnatic music genre uses the stamp Guruguha (symbolizing Skanda) in all of his compositions in the sanskrit language. Kritis such as Swaminatha Paripala and Subramanyena Rakshito and Sree Naadaadi Guruguho are some of his popular kritis eulogizing Skanda.

Papanasam Sivan has many a composition dedicated to Skanda. Some of the popular tamil kritis include Kaartikeya Kaangeya, Kaa Vaa Vaa etc. Kritis by contemporary composers such as Periyasaami Thooran and others also euolgize Skanda in Tamil. Several padams and Kaavadi Sindhus in a lighter vein are also dedicated to Murugan.

A wealth of devotional music revering Skanda exists in the popular devotional music genre. Recordings by the Soolamangalam sisters of Skanda Sashti Kavacham and the Skanda Guru Kavacham can be heard through public address systems, even today during the Murugan festival calendar.