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Soorasamharam 2015
 

About 2015 Soorasamharam 2015

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17th November 2015 (Tuesday)
 
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Kanda Shasti Vratam Begins on November 12, 2015 (Thursday)
 

 

Soorasamharam – Worshipping the God of War and Victory

Soorasamharam is the festival dedicated to the Hindu god Kartikeya, also known as Murugan, who is regarded as the commander-in-chief of the army of gods. The festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the growing moon phase of the month of Kartik (October to November) according to the Hindu calendar. It is one of the most important festivals in Southern States of India, especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


Legend

A famous legend states that once upon a time there was a very powerful demon named Surapadman. The demon was so powerful that he along with his army defeated the demigods and even Indra, the king of gods, and held them captive. He assumed the throne of Indra in the heaven and, consequently, became the ruler of the world. During this time, injustice and immorality was all over the world and prevailed throughout the realms of his kingdom. As such, the gods were terrified of the situation and in order to restore peace and balance in the world they pleaded to ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
and ParvatiParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
and prayed to them for help. At that time Shiva and Parvati gave birth to child named Kartikeya. He was blessed by the couple with immortality and a divine spear.

Eventually, a fierce battle ensued between KartikeyaKartikeyaKartikeya
Kartikeya is the son of Shiva and Parvatiand is regarded as the commander- in-chief the army of the gods. Being the son of the supreme couple
and Surapadman. The army of Kartikeya was very small in number as compared to that of Surapadman. Due to this, Surapadman became overconfident and full of ego and took his opponent very lightly. Not knowing about the true might and power of Kartikeya, Surapadman’s army soon faced the wrath of the mighty warrior. As soon as he began losing his army, Surapadman realized the supremacy of his opponent. On the sixth day of their battle, in order to save himself, he took the disguise of a huge mango tree and hid under water in Veera Mahendrapuri. Nevertheless, Kartikeya was able to find the demon. He then attacked the demon with his divine spear and split the tree into two parts. One part of it transformed into a peacock and the other into a cock. Surapadman then requested Kartikeya to spare his life. Kartikeya agreed to spare him on the condition that Surapadman would become his vehicle for life. Therefore, Kartikeya assumed the peacock as his vehicle and made the cock as the emblem of his flag. All the gods and demigods who were held captive were rescued by Kartikeya. Indra then offered his daughter DevasenaDevasenaDevasena
Devasena is the daughter of Indra and his wife, Shachi...
to Kartikeya for marriage. This day is supposed to mark the day of Soorasamharam.

Rituals

On this day people go to nearby temples which have idols of Kartikeya and offer prayers to the deity. The most ardent followers and devotees observe fast for six days. They also thank Shiva and Parvati for presenting Kartikeys to the world and saving it from destruction. Soorasamharam It is a type of a folk dance which depicts the killing of demons in the hands of Lord Murugan. It is also known as Sooranporu and is majorly performed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka. The dance form is based on the life stories of Murugan. Though these stories were initially only narrated, slowly and steadily with the growth of art and culture, this traditional took a positive and colorful turn. The performance ends with the killing of the evil Soorapadman and other demons like Anamughan, Panumughan and Simhamughab also witness their end. Special pujas are lso conducted, along with this ritual. is celebrated with greatest zeal and passion at the Tiruchendur MuruganMuruganMurugan
Murugan, also known as Kumaran, is a Hindu deity and son of Shiva and Parvati. He is regarded as the commander- in-chief of the army of the gods.
Temple, Tamil Nadu where the divine and mighty acts of Kartikeya are performed and re-enacted by artists in front of thousands of people in audience. People enact as God and demon and also form armies. They stage-fight among themselves and present the war scenes.

Significance

It is believed that offering prayers to Kartikeya on Soorasamharam pleases the deity and he blesses the devotees with his knowledge of the truth, strength and protection from all the ills. Kartikeya’s peacock is always regarded as a symbol of destruction of ego. Soorasamharam is the festival which marks the victory of good over evil. People consider him as their guardian and whoever prays to him with utmost dedication is blessed with a prosperous life.
 


 



 

 
 
 

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