Hindu Mythology

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Hindu War God

Also known as Murukan

Tamil God of Youth and War

He is the Tamil version of Kârttikeya — not that there is much difference between them.

Like Kârttikeya he rides a peacock — or sometimes an elephant — with a spear and a garland of flowers. He is one of the original trendsetters for these fashion accessories.

It must be the impetuosity of youth.

Murugan Facts and Figures

Name: Murugan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Murukan

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: War
Area of expertise: War

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 2532

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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