Murugan in the south, Kartikeya in the north
It is mentioned in Tamil Sangam literature dating from 1,500 years to Murugan according to the Shruta tradition. In fact, the so-called Kartikeya in Northern India is known as Murugan in the South. It can also be said that the one who is Murugan in the south, Kartikeya in the north, Kartikeya, the son of Shiva…, tells Devdutt Patnaik. We often find references to the mythical character Murugan in South Indian films and books. To our surprise, we do not know of any other mythological figure in North India. Going a little deeper, we find that the one called Kartikeya in North India is actually known as Murugan in the South.
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It can also be said that the one who is Murugan in the south, Kartikeya in the north, Kartikeya, the son of Shiva. Tamil Sangam literature dating from 1,500 years finds reference to Murugan, based on Shruta tradition. Murugan is believed to be related to the mountains. This is the time when the spread of the Vedas had reached almost half of South India.
Similarly, the barren desert is associated with the goddess Kali, the sea and Varuna, the forests of Vishnu, and the fields of Indra. Murugan stands on a mountaintop and receives fame as the son of Shiva. But according to local belief, Shiva himself knows the secret of 'Pranava' (Om's voice) from Murugan, which makes Murugan his father's teacher.
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Most of us do not know the Northern and Indian stories of Murugan or Kartikeya, but these stories are very popular in Tamil Nadu. These stories honor Arupathi Vitu, these are the six temples that are well-known religious sites here. These temples were built by various kings 1,000 years ago. There are many religious beliefs. All six temples were built to symbolize six different events in Murugan's life.
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