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Murukaṉ (Skanda, Kārttikeya, Subrahmaṇya)
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Murukaṉ, sometimes anglicized as Murugan, and also known in Indian history by such names as Kumāra, Skanda, Subrahmaṇya and Kārttikeya, is one of the most popular gods of Tamil-speaking Hindus. Today Murukaṉ is the embodiment of Tamil renaissance; his pilgrimage centers are among the most popular in South India. The deity is perceived in a wide…

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Clothey, Fred, “Murukaṉ (Skanda, Kārttikeya, Subrahmaṇya)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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