Lord Skanda-Murugan

Batumalai Murugan
Kuala Lumpur Twin TowersBatu Caves
Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers (left) and Batu Caves (right)
Bala Yogi Swamiji (left) and Thambiran Swamigal (right)
Distinguished personages at the 2003 International Murukan Conference included Bala Yogi Swamiji (left) and Thambiran Swamigal (right).
2003 Murugan Conference
Malati Agneswaram

2012 Muruga Bhakti Conference

August 9-12, 2012

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Murugan worship is considered to be a very important aspect in the lives of South Indians, especially among the Tamils. Apart from this there is a considerable number of Murugan followers around the world. Lately, there is a lot of concern and awareness about Murugan worship among the devotees and others. In line with this, the International Muruga Bhakti Conference 2012 is being organized to learn and share facts about the various aspects of Murugan worship and philosophy.


To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. ‘Believe in God', is the first principle in ‘Rukun Negara' of Malaysia. Based on this principle the people here are given total freedom in prasticing their religion. Furthermore Malaysia claims the honour of having a Murugan statue of 140 feet tall located in an exclusive cave temple in Batu Caves. Currently the form of the holy statue of Murugan in Batu Caves has become one of the religious symbols around the world among the Hindus.

The Muruga Bhakti Conference to be held on 9, 10, 11 & 12 August 2012 is another outcome of the multiracial, multireligion and multicultural society of Malaysia. This conference is also in line with the objective of 1 Malaysia, which highlights acceptance rather than tolerance among Malaysians. One Malaysia is a concept introduced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak which is a vision towards building a united, peaceful and prosperous Malaysia, with abundant opportunities for all citizens.

University of Malaya

Malaysia has become an education hub with 20 public Universities and more than 500 private universities. Among these public universities the University of Malaya is the premier university of this country. The International Muruga Bhakti Conference will be held here and will bring recognition and acknowledgement to the Conference.


International Muruga Bhakti Conference 2012 will be jointly organized by Thirumurugan Thiruvakku Thirupeedam and Department of Indian Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Patron: His Holiness Balayogi Swamigal, Founder & Head of Thirumurugan Thiruvakku Thirupeedam, Malaysia
Chairman: Professor Dr. M. Rajantheran, Indian Studies Department, University of Malaya

Conference Details

Date: 9, 10, 11, & 12 August 2012
Venue: University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Delegate Fee

Malaysian Delegate: * A) MYR 150 ** B) MYR 200

Foreign Delegates: * A) USD 50 ** B) USD 65

* Participation at all sessions, food & conference materials

** Participation at all sessions, food, conference materials, and hostel accommodation on twin sharing basis.


  • To highlight the teachings of Murugan worship to the world.
  • To popularize the Murugan worship and philosophies.
  • To bring together Murugan Followens from all over the world.
  • To sustain various views of Murugan worship as seen in Vedas, Agamas, Puranas, Ithihasas, Thirumurais and Siddha tradition.
  • To create a platform for researchers to share and state their findings and conclusions about Murugan worship.
  • To compile and publish
  • To instill interest and realization about Murugan worship among the younger generation.

    Conference Articles

    All delegates are welcome to submit their articles either in Tamil or English. Articles which are accepted will be allowed to be presented during the Conference and will be published. Articles written should be related to the Muruga Bhakti and they should be based on any of the following themes:

    1. The worship of Murugan and the path of Bhakti
    2. Lord Murugan in Vedas
    3. Lord Murugan in Agamas
    4. Lord Murugan in Puranas
    5. Lord Murugan in Ithihasas
    6. Lord Murugan in Tamil literature
    7. Lord Murugan in Panniru Thirumurais
    8. Lord Murugan in Siddha teachings
    9. Lord Murugan in folk tradition
    10. Lord Murugan in various countries
    11. Philosophies in Lord Murugan's worship
    12. Lord Murugan's temples
    13. Lord Murugan in Tamil culture
    14. Saints and devotees of Lord Murugan
    15. Symbolism and festivals of Lord Murugan
    16. Texts related to Lord Murugan
    17. History of Lord Murugan worship
    18. Movements related to Lord Murugan and their activities
    19. Science in Lord Murugan worship
    20. Medicine and Lord Murugan worship
    21. Astrology and astronomy in Lord Murugan worship
    22. Lord Murugan in art and architecture
    23. Media and Lord Murugan
    24. Lord Murugan and other deities / gods
    25. Modernisation in Lord Murugan worship
    26. Lord Murugan worship and principles of life
    27. Upasanas in Lord Murugan worship
    28. Mantras in Lord Murugan worship.
    29. Decorations (alankāram) in Lord Murugan worship
    30. The philosophy of Kavadi, offerings and donations
    31. Chakras in Lord Murugan worship
    32. World peace through Muruga worship

    Sponsored by:

    Thirumurugan Thiruvakku Thirupeedam
    No.15, Jalan 1/6, Old Town
    46000 Petaling Jaya
    Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

    Tel: +6-016-3221635
    e-mail: muruganconference2012@hotmail.com
    web: www.thirupeedam.org (under construction)