Lord Subramanya Gayatri:

Om Tat Purushaya Vidhmahe

Maha Senaya Dheemahi

Tanno Shanmugha Prachothayat

Lord Muruga, the son of Lord Shiva, and the younger brother of Lord Ganesha is venerated as Kaliyuga Varada, the God who blesses and protects those who ardently seek His grace. Lord Muruga contains in Himself the three divine eternal functions -- creation (srishti), protection (sthithi) and destruction (samhara) as evidenced by the three first letters in His name: MU -- Mukundan (Vishnu), RU -- Rudra (Siva) and KA -- Kamalan (Brahma).

Installation

1. Lord Karthikeya has been installed at the Parashakthi temple with his two shaktis, Devi Valli and Devi Deviyanni on October 19, 1999 by a Vaidika Yantra pratheeshta. The Navratana Stones and Yantra made by Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V.V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaram.

The mandapam was completed on July 11, 2000. The mandapam and the Deity are made of black granite.

2.Utchava Moorthy Installation of Karthikeya-Valli-Devayani and Bhogar Siddhar Vigraham was done on November 12-21, 2004

Functions at the temple for Karthikeya:

1. Vaikasi Vishakam – annual function – first celebration was on June 3, 2001.

2. Skanda Shashti – annual function – first celebration - November 12-21, 2004.

3. Krithika – celebrated every month.

4. Thai Poosam

5. Masi Makham

6. Panguni Uthram

VAIKASI VISAKHAM

Vaikasi Visakham was held at the Parashakti temple in a grand manner this year on May 22, Sunday, 2005.

The Utsava Murthies of Karthikeya were installed at the Parashakti temple in November of 2004 on Skanda Sashti (festival for Lord Karthikeya). This was the first time the Karthikeya Murthies with the two consorts goddess Valli and Devayani with Siddhar Bhogar were taken out in a chariot procession at the Parashakti temple grounds. This was a beautiful sunny morning and devotes chanted with a feverish devotion to the lord.

The Parashakti temple has devotees from all backgrounds. Devotees from American background, Indian background, and many other origins participated in a devotional worship of Lord Karthikeya.

The highly energized Utsava Murthies were consecrated at Palani Temple by Dr. G.Krishna Kumar in an elaborate ceremony that is one of its kinds. It is at the Palani Temple Siddhar Bhogar who lived around first century B.C. is one of the eighteen Siddhars, who was an expert in medicine prepared an amalgam of nine medicinal minerals in proper proportion. He made the idol of Moolavar (the main deity) from this amalgam. We are fortunate to have Siddhar Bhogar at the Parashakti Temple. Dr. Kumar explains that to reach the divine vibration is easier by praying to the saint who had given life to the Mantra for the deity. Siddhar Bhogar gave life to Lord Karthikeya mantra.

Chariot ride was followed by auction of devotional items by the devotees who wanted to fundraising activities. Following this, there was beautiful pujas and abhishekas for Lord Karthikeya, Valli and Devayani, and Siddhar Bhogar.

Each year at the Parashakti temple all festivals for Lord Karthikeya are celebrated in a grand manner.

Temple Celebrates Panguni Uthiram with focus on Children’s Involvement in Religion The 2002 Committee for Lord Muruga established the Inaugural Panguni Uthiram Celebrations for Lord Muruga/Karthikeya by focusing on the involvement of children in Hindu religion. Panguni Uthiram festival occurs on the full moon day of the Tamil month Panguni (March-April). The festival commemorates celestial marriages including the marriage of Lord Muruga to Goddess Theivanai.

THAI POOSAM CELEBRATIONS FOR LORD MURUGA/KARTHKEYA

Thai Poosam is a popular festival for Lord Muruga/Karthikeya. According to traditions, the javelin (vel) Lord Muruga used to fight Taraka and the Asuras was presented to him by his mother, Goddess Parvathi, on Thai Poosam day. The Committee for Lord Muruga’s functions organized the Inaugural Thai Poosam Celebrations on January 27th, 2002. Thai Poosam (Pushya) is a festival occurring in the Tamil month Thai (January-February), on the day of the star Poosam . There are several legends about the festival Thai Poosam. According to one legend, there was a demon named Tharakasuran who gave significant disturbances and difficulties to the rishis and saints. Lord Muruga was called by his parents Lord Shiva and Parvati and given the job of destroying the Asuran. Lord Muruga set off with the blessings of his parents to destroy the demon. He took with him twelve weapons, eleven of which were given by his father Lord Shiva and the 'ShakthiVel' given by his mother Parvati. Lord Muruga destroyed Tharakasuran on the Poosam Nakshatra day in the Tamil month of Thai and hence Thai Poosam is celebrated in all Murugan temples. It is thus a special day for worship of Lord Muruga or Subrahmanya/ Karthikeya.

It is also a very special day for the glorification of Mother Parvathi because Lord Muruga Himself reveals the great glory of the Eternal Mother since His ability to achieve victory over Tharakasura was achieved through the Shakthi Vel given by Her.

The mantra describing lord karthikeya( lord subramaniya) connection to divine mother is revealed to Dr Krishna kumar, who is the founder of the temple, in turiya state during Kundalini meditation

“Om ung rung Bhuvaneshwari vasika rahi, Saravana bhavan thanakku “Shakthivel “ eendha sarveshwari lokamatha adiyavargali munnindru kakka siva”.