lord muruga

Created by JANANI RAGHAVAN on 2019-11-03,

Skanda Sashti, also known as Kanda Sashti, is the most important festival dedicated to Lord Murugan. Skanda Sashti is observed mainly by Tamil Hindus. The day of Skanda Sashti is decided based on lunar month and it falls during sixth day of Karthika Masam.

During Kanda Sashti, devotees observe six days fasting which starts from first day or Pirathamai of Karthika lunar month and ends on the sixth day which is known as Soorasamharam day. Soorasamharam is the final and the most important day of the six days festivities. It is believed that Lord Murugan defeated Demon Surapadman on the very same day and the festival of Soorasamharam is observed every year to mark the victory of good over evil.

It is important to note that the day when Shasti Tithi conjugates with Panjami Tithi is chosen for Soorasamharam Vratam. Hence most temples observe Kanda Sashti on Panjami Tithi if Shasti Tithi starts before sunset on Panjami Tithi.

Kanda Sashti celebrations at Thiruchendur Murugan Temple are the most famous one. The six days celebrations which start from Pirathamai of Karthika Masam culminate on Soorasamharam day. Thiru Kalyanam is observed on the next day of Soorasamharam..

Rangoli: Colorful sashti rangoli
Created by Kavitha Lakshmi on 2017-10-24,

Rangoli Freehand Rangoli: Colorful sashti rangoli by Kavitha Lakshmi

Rangoli: Om Muruga
Created by AMUDHA RATHINAVELU on 2016-11-04,

Rangoli Chikku Kolam: Om Muruga by AMUDHA RATHINAVELU

Rangoli: lord Muruga
Created by Amirtha Thanam on 2015-01-15,

Rangoli 2015 pongal kolam: lord Muruga by Amirtha Thanam

Rangoli: Shivan family rangoli
Created by b_shivakumar on 2014-01-14,
This is a freehand rangoli.
Rangoli: Dotted Kolam
Created by Purni on 2013-05-24,

Did it for Vaigasi Visagam (Lord Murugan's Birthday)..... Had a nice time creating this with my kids..... Smile

Rangoli: Aadi Kiruthigai Kolam
Created by dibbutn on 2011-07-26,

This is a podikolam I made on Aadi Kiruthigai day, depicting the Vel and Peacock of Lord Muruga. Hope you like it.

Rangoli: saravana bava kolam
Created by subashini on 2010-10-04,

One Tuesday, I was thinking about "Lord Muruga" and made it.All of you know , Tuesday is special for Murugan .

Rangoli: Rangoli
Created by myownself on 2010-08-02,

This is the picture of a Rangoli that I made more than 30 years ago. I found the picture in my collection of old photos and thought I could share this with you. In those days, I could not find the coloured kolam podi in market. It was an event at a school where experts did many rangolis, but would not tell from where to get the coloured powders. So after the show was over, I went early morning to the school and before the cleaning was done, picked up different colours separately and did this rangoli, it was the first one I did and was so overwhelmed with joy. Even today, when I got this picture, I remember those moments. It is years since I have done any rangoli now.

Rangoli: Free hand peacock
Created by Naviprem on 2010-02-17,

This one took me around 1 hr. It is a free hand drawing. I did this yesterday for Maiyallar. On this day we felicitate Lord Murugar's Maiyal Vahanam.

Actually, I was browsing the net to find some good peacock images. That is when I found this amazing site. I immediately registered with iKolam. And, i have posted the outcome for ur viewing. Thanks to iKolam.