Lord Subramanya has many temples all over south India | Map of Arupadai Veedu (6 Murugan Temples) in Tamilnadu
There are many small and big temples dedicated to Lord Subramanyeswara in Andhra Pradesh. The most famous of all these temples is Mopidevi located at Diviseema in Krishna district. Every temple that has a name subramanyeswarudu will be having a Siva lingam as the reigning deity. Lord Subramanyeswara is worshipped in the form of a snake.
Main celebration relating to Lord Subramanya is the Subramanya sasti celebrated on Margasira Suddha sasti. Kukke Subramanaya is a famous pilgrimage in Karnataka. The idol in this temple is unusual. Idol of Lord Subramanya appears on a peacock at the top. Five hooded Adiseshu, Vasuki are also seen. And a Sivalingam is also present at the bottom.
Subramanya sasti is celebrated in Kuku Subramanya temple on Margasira Sudda Sasti. Lord Kumaraswamy is the God for every household in Tamil Nadu just like Lord Venkateswara for Andhra Pradesh people. Tamilians call Lord Kumaraswamy as Subramanyam.
People of Tamil Nadu believe that Lord Kumaraswamy appeared at six places in six forms. As a new born baby he appears at SWAMIMALAI outskirts of Kumbakonam, as a five years boy at PALANI, as a 10 – 12 years boy at PAZHAMUDIRCHOLAI near Madurai, as a warrior who killed Tarakasura in THIRUCHENDUR and as a bridegroom who married Devasena at THIRUPPARANKUNDRAM in Madurai, as a groom of Srivalli in THIRUTHANI. Palani temple is the most famous of all these. Celebrations for six years are held every year beginning from Kartika Sudda Padyami all over Tamil Nadu. Every temple of Lord Subramanyam becomes crowded with devotees.
Sixth day of the celebrations is called Skanda sasti. Main celebration is held at Tiruchendur. On that day devotees throng this temple in large numbers. Lord Subramanya also has other names like Kartikeya, Skanda, Guha, Saravanabhava, Shanmukha, Saktiveludu etc.
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