Thursday, 17 January 2019

Did You Know ? Lord Muruga is known as the Lord of Nagas

Nandhi Ashramam,Sungai Petani

Have you realised that most Subrahmanya temples house a shrine for Naga Devata ? 

The role of Subrahmanya as the Lord of Serpents is not well-known.

Ghati Subrahmanya temple,Karnataka where Naga Worship is very prominent.

Thirumala hill on which Lord Venktateshwara presides is also known as 'Seshagiri' ( Sesha : King of Nagas ; Giri : Mountain ) .Subrahmanya is personified as the very Thirumala hill itself in the verse 'sarpa svaruupa dhara'.

This verse is from Muthuswami Dikshitar's Subrahmanya Kriti.

Subrahmanya as the Lord of Serpents in the famous Kukke Subrahmanya temple,Karnataka

In the Yajur Veda,we have something called the Sarpa Suktam.This portion speaks about the various forms of Sarpa-s and their significance.Sarpa is not a synonym to snake.Sarpa is a term given to a classification of entities that include Nagas,serpents,dragons and other variants alike.

There is another name to Sarpa Suktam.It is called Subrahmanya Suktam.

Video : Sarpa Suktam recitation by my Whatsapp class learner Ma Bhavyasri

Although Sarpa Suktam does not talk about Subrahmanya,it is still attributed to Him since there is a relation to serpents.It is recited in Subrahmanya pujas.

In fact,our Batu Caves complex which imbibes the vibes of Skanda is a site to get rid of Sarpa dosha.It is a common place referred by many astrologers and experts in Malaysia for those who are experiencing a tremendous down-pull from sarpa dosha.Common experience from devotees include relieve from dreams related to snakes by simply stepping into the shrine.

Kerling's Subrahmanya Temple,Selangor

Another famous temple which holds speciality in dissolving Sarpa Dosha is Kerling's Subrahmanya Temple.I would recommend anyone affected to visit this temple

Even if a Muruga temple does not hold a Naga Shrine,you can always find its symbolism in the adjacent Ganapati shrine.

Arasamaram Ganapati - Bakar Bata Mariamman Devasthanam,Alor Setar

A Muruga temple will always house a Ganapati shrine under an Arasamaram tree ( Peepal tree ).Interestingly,this shrine will be accompanied by sculptures of Naga Devata-s.

You can find these in the Ganesha shrine in a Muruga Temple.
Why the slither ? 

In the Hindu culture,serpents are a representation of Kundalini Shakti ( The potential energy in you,which once aroused leads to spiritual awakening through the chakras ).

Look at the image above.You see a stone where two snakes are sculptured intertwining with one another.This is the representation of the two nadis ( energy circuits,not nerves.Nadis are not to be confused with nerves ) - Ida and Pingala through which the kundalini ascends.

In the yogic culture,the kundalini is described as a sleeping snake that ascends along the Nadis through the spinal column once aroused.The vertebral column in a human is very similar to a serpent actually.

Muruga is the direct representation of Kundalini Shakti.As the kundalini is inert,it represents Shiva.As it awakens and gets activated,it becomes Shakti.Shiva ( pure inert consciousness ) and Shakti ( expression of consciousness as activity ) govern the universe.

Muruga is actually shiva-shakti tattva.He was born from Shiva and he receives the vel ( lance ) from His mother Parvati.The Vel represents Shakti.

The Muruga Yantra - The upper triangle represents Shiva.The downpointing one represents Shakti.The Yantra for Lord Muruga is nothing but a Shiva-Shakti combination.

So the significance of Muruga as the lord of serpents is as a deity who helps awaken your Kundalini.This is why Muruga is very popular in the siddha tradition.He is known as the siddha among siddhas.Muruga is an ideal deity for those who seek enlightenment.

As the lord of serpents,He can awaken the snake of Kundalini in you and raise your spiritual consciousness.

The medical vector symbol well-known by physicians.It actually denotes the kundalini shakti system.


(1) How Muruga linked the Tamizhs and Nordic Aliens

(2) Powerful meditation to awaken Muruga's Energy


  1. As usual Vinnith. Mindblowing article.thank you

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