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