Murugan  

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Murugan, also called Subrahmanya, is a popular Hindu deity among Tamil Hindus, worshipped primarily in areas with Tamil influence, especially South India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Mauritius. In Sri Lanka Hindus as well as Buddhists revere a highly sacred Buddhist and Hindu shrine or temple Katharagama (also in Sinhala "Katharagama Devalaya") dedicated to him, situated deep south in the country. Chinese in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, of Malaysia also pray to Lord Murugan during Thaipusam. Lord Murugan is more popular in South India especially among Tamil people famously referred as " Tamil Kaduvul"(God of Tamils) compared to other parts of India. He is the God of war and the patron deity of the Tamil land. Like most Hindu deities, He is known by many other names, including Senthil, Saravaa, Karthikeya (meaning 'son of Krittika'), Arumugam or Sanmuga (meaning 'one with six faces'), Kumara (meaning 'child or son'), Guhan (meaning 'cave-dweller'), Skanda (meaning 'that which is spilled or oozed, namely seed' in Sanskrit), Subrahmaya, Vela and Swaminatha. and called as Kadamban in Melakadambur, means "who wearing Kadambu flowers in his shoulders"

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