This article is based on real experiences of Life and those who seek rationale or Logic are well advised to skip the article.
While there are two views on Skanda being the same as Murugan, what is indisputable is the fact that the worship of Skanda/Muruga was very much in
vogue during the Sanatana Dharma, Vedic Times.
Ancient slokas like the Vishnu Sahasranama refers to Lord Skanda.
‘Skandas Skandataro Guhano Vaayuvaahana:’
The mantra of Lord Gannesha refers to Ganesha as he elder brother of Muruga.
The worship of Skanda was considered as important and Adi Shankaracharya, while classifying the Vedic Gods and Worship into the Systems, Shanmathas,calls the worship of Muruga as Kaumaram.
The etymology is very interesting.
Kaumara means of Youth, from Kumara.
Here Kumara indicates the son, the son of the One who is eternal and Unborn, that is Shiva,
We try searching everywhere but are unable to locate them.
Sometimes it is recovered later.
To reduce this tension The Tamils havea tradition of praying the Araikkaasu Amman Pudukkottai.
You take One Rupee coin, knot it in a white cloth sprinkled with Turmeric powder.Pay Araikkaasu Amman that the lost article be recovered.
Once you recover the article send in Money you can afford to the temple or visit the Temple.
Might sound superstitious and irrational,but I have seen this delivering results.
If the problem is solved, it does not matter what you believe in, especially if it concerns and affects you directly…If some valuables go missing,if some your kith and kin go missing, the following Mantra shall ensure that the lost things are recovered and the lost person either returns or you get information about them
This has to be chanted, after bath, in the morning 18 times.
” This year locals expect to use more than 20,000 kilograms (44,092 pounds) of turnips to drive the demon away. Even though the exact origins of the festival are not known, various theories exist including the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules. It is generally believed to symbolize the expulsion of everything bad.”
I was reminded of the practice of some communities,‘kurumbas’ and certain sections of the ‘24 Manai Telugu Chettiars’ in Tamil Nadu.
They break Coconuts on head!
This practice is prevalent in Karur, Coimbatore and pats of Madurai Districts in Tamil Nadu.