Lord Skanda-Murugan
 

Research papers on the cult of Skanda-Murukan

Papers published to date from the First International Conference on Skanda-Murukan

  1. "Murugan in the Indus Script" by Iravatham Mahadevan (43 kb)
  2. "Murukan In Cankam Literature: Veriyattu - A Tribal Worship" by M. Shanmugam Pillai (20 kb)
  3. "Mayilam: A Murukan temple at the crossroads of myth and local culture" by François L' Hernault (24 kb)
  4. "Iconography of Skanda-Murukan: Flashes of Insight" by Raju Kalidos (46 kb)
  5. "Karttikeya in Early Indian Coinage" by S. Suresh (21 kb)
  6. "Tai Pucam in Malaysia" by Carl Vadivella Belle (44 kb)
  7. "Karttikeya worship in Bengal" by Seethalakshmi Viswanath (11 kb)
  8. "Vel Worship in Sri Lanka" by Vimala Krishnapillai (49 kb)
  9. "The Guardian Deities of Lanka: Skanda-Murukan and Kataragama" by S. Pathmanathan (42 kb)
  10. "Skanda-Murukan cult in Eastern Sri Lanka: Continuity and Change" by N. Shanmugalingam (40 kb)
  11. "The Murukan cult in Mauritius: Essence of Tamil ethnic identity" by Khesaven Sornum (15 kb)
  12. "Tiruppukal in the cult of Murukan" by Ponnaih Jeyaalaki Arunagirinathan (31 kb)
  13. "Arunagirinathar's Views on Wealth by S.R.S. Ayyar (17 kb)
  14. "Murukan, Tamil God of Justice" by Marudhamuthu
  15. "Swarupa Vel: Skanda's Sister Jyoti" by A. Alagarappan
  16. "The Development of Muruku-Muruka-Velan and Ce-Ey-Ceyon in Cankam Literature" by K.V. Ramakrishna Rao (24 kb)
  17. "The Iconography of Somāskanda Mūrti" by S. Suthanthiran (16 kb)
  18. "Shanmuka Kavacam and the Kavacam genre" by S.P. Sabharathnam (17 kb)
  19. "Cult of Skanda-Murukan in Ancient Tamil Nadu" by Ambikai Velmurugu (44 kb)
  20. "Publication of Tiruppukal a Century Ago by V.T. Subramania Pillai: The Man and His Mission" by Gnanapurani Madhvanath (17 kb)
  21. "Palani icon: A scientific analysis" by M.S. Saravanan (23 kb)
  22. "Skanda in ancient North India" by R.K. Seth (29 kb)
  23. "Cannittiyan: Celva Cannitti Murukan" by Kandiah Neelakandan (20 kb)
  24. "Skanda-Subrahmanya in Sanskrit Tradition" by S.S. Janaki (25 kb)
  25. "The Skanda cult in India: Sanskrit sources" by K.V. Sarma (39 kb)
  26. "In the Footsteps of Saint Arunagirinathar: Pilgrimage to the sacred places in the Tiruppukal" by Valayapettai Ra. Krishnan (40 kb)
  27. "Antiquity of Murukan Cult in Ancient Sri Lanka: A Historical Perspective" by S. Kailash Sitrampalam (26 kb)
  28. "Skanda Legends in the Puranas" by N. Gangadharan (21 kb)
  29. "Murukan worship in Fiji" by R. Ponnu S. Goundar (12 kb)
  30. "My experience with Vallimalai Saccindananda Swami" by P.S. Krishna Iyer (21 kb)
  31. "Karttikeya in the folk life of Orissa" by Kailash Pattaniak (16 kb)
  32. "Murukan Cult in Cilappatikaram" by S. Kanmani (51 kb)
  33. "Discovery of an early sculpture of Murukan" by C. Veeraraghavan (11 kb)
  34. "Significance of Kaumara Icons" by P. Suyambu (19 kb)
  35. "Murukan Worship through Musical Forms" by N. Jayavidhya (17 kb)
  36. "Viralimalai Murukan as described by Arunagirinathar" by D. Chandrasekaran, I.A.S. (12 kb)
  37. "Following Murukan: Tai Pucam in Singapore" by Gauri Parimoo Krishnan (55 kb)
  38. "Lord Murukan, the embodiment of beauty and love" by Padmaja Anantharaman (17 kb)
  39. "Skanda-Murukan: Time and Nature associations" by Alexander Dubianski (29 kb)
  40. "Pilgrimage and Mystical Practice" by T. Senthilwerl (21 kb)
  41. "Pāda Yātrā to Palani Murukan Temple: A folk tradition" by R. Kannan (13 kb)
  42. "The Worship of God Murukan in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka" by Amirthalingam Selliah (100 kb)
  43. "Tamil Language and Murukan Worship in South Africa" by Prof. S. Subramaniyan (33 kb)

    Papers published to date from the Second International Conference

  44. "Murugan Devotion among Tamil Diaspora" by Patrick Harrigan (13 kb)
  45. "Legends of Karttikeya in Puruliya Chau" by Malati Agniswaran (86 kb)
  46. "Tirumurukarruppatai's place in the Saiva Canon" by Ponnaih Jeyaalaki Arunagirinathan (17 kb)
  47. "Distinctive features of Tirumurukarruppatai" by Ponnaih Jeyālaki Arunagirinathan (23 kb)
  48. "Murukan Temples In Australia" by Dr. Arumugam Kandiah (23 kb)
  49. "Guha Jñāna Bodham" by Dr. P. Pandian, IAS (retd) (9 kb)
  50. "Kanta Shasti Vratam" by T. Senthilwerl (19 kb)
  51. "Murukan Worship in Melbourne" by Sivasupramaniam Sitsabesan (18 kb)
  52. "God Murukan as viewed by the ancient Tamils" by P. Thiagarajan (15 kb)
  53. "Facets of Murukan" by V. Balambal (42 kb)
  54. "Vallakkottai Murukan Temple" by Giridharilal Moorchand (20 kb)
  55. "The Hexagram and its Parallel in the Indus Valley Graffiti" by N.S. Valluvan

    Papers published to date from the Third International Conference

  56. "Representations of Bala Murukan in Kunrutoradal Temples, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu" by Malati Agneswaran (28 kb)
  57. "The Worship of Murukan and the Zodiac" by K. V. Ramakrishna Rao (121 kb)
  58. "Murukap Perumanin Virathankalum Vizhakkalum" by Santhi Navukarasan (47 kb)
  59. "Murukan, The Protector and Healer" by Prof. Mrs. V. Balambal (29 kb)
  60. "Devaraya Swamigal's contribution to 'Murukanism'" by Sivagami Paramasivam (20 kb)

    Other research articles about Skanda-Murukan:

  61. "Skanda: The Alexander Romance in India" by N. Gopala Pillai (134 kb)
  62. Introduction to Tamil Traditions on Subrahmanya-Murugan by Kamil Zvelebil (50 kb)
  63. "Murugan and Valli" by Kamil Zvelebil (16 kb)
  64. "Skandakumara and Kataragama: An Aspect of the Relation of Hinduism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka" by Heinz Bechert (15 kb)
  65. "Murugan in Kurinci Poetry" by Alexander Dubiansky (15 kb)
  66. "Dionysus and Kataragama: Parallel Mystery Cults" by Patrick Harrigan (100 kb)
  67. "Kailasa to Kataragama: Sacred Geography in the cult of Skanda-Murukan" by Patrick Harrigan (62 kb)
  68. "Devotion to Murukan" by by J.I. McGrath (11 kb)
  69. "Iranian Sraosa and Indian Skanda" by Sukumar Sen (5 kb)
  70. "Note on Karttikeya in ancient Java" by Hayati Soebadio (3 kb)
  71. "Skanda-Karttikeya in ancient Cambodia" by Mahesh Kumar Sharan (4 kb)
  72. "Rare Images of Brahmasāsta and Varāhasamhāra" by R.K.K. Rajarajan (20 kb)
  73. "Iconographic Contact between Karttikeya and ManjuŚrī in China" by B.N. Mukherjee (11 kb)
  74. Bodhisattva Skanda in China illustrated research note (4 kb)
  75. "Cosmography of Lanka Down the Ages" by Patrick Harrigan (31 kb)
  76. "Islamic Traditions of Kataragama" by Patrick Harrigan (13 kb)
  77. "Kinetic Iconography of Murukan" by Malati Agniswaran (9 kb)
  78. "Arunagirinathar: Was he a Shakta?" by Sadhu Ram (11 kb)
  79. "Lord Kataragama's Two Wives" by Paul Younger (9 kb)
  80. "Trimurti Orientation in Medieval South Indian Temples" by Raju Kalidos (37 kb)
  81. "Summa Iru in Tamil Scriptures" by S.R. Jayavelu (17 kb)
  82. "Skanda, the elegant war-god son of Shiva" by Rohit Pillai (19 kb)
  83. "The Iconography of Murugan" by Raju Kalidos (25 kb)
  84. "Murukan Worship in Sri Lanka: New Archaeological Evidence" by P. Pushparatnam (22 kb)
  85. "Skanda Cult in South India" by K.R. Venkataraman (21 kb)
  86. "Aspects of Karttikeya's Character" by Asim Kumar Chatterjee (49 kb)
  87. "Vaikasi Visakam and Lord Murukan" by Sivanandini Duraiswamy (15 kb)
  88. "Tiruppukazh: The Human Interface between Polytheism and Absolute Reality" by C.R. Krishnamurti and P. Rathanaswami (35 kb)
  89. "Indus Graffiti as Rock Art and their Astronomical Implications" by N.S. Valluvan (18 kb)
  90. "The Hexagram, Symbol of God Murukan, and its parallel in the Indus Sign denoting Space and Time" by N.S. Valluvan (26 kb)
  91. "Evolution of the Asian Deity Murukan from the Indus Valley Prototype Ahmuvan and his Role as a Mediator" by N.S. Valluvan (17 kb)
  92. A Note on the Muruku Sign of the Indus Script in light of the Mayiladuthurai Stone Axe Discovery by Iravatham Mahadevan (11 kb)
  93. "Sacred Trees in Murukan Temples" by V. Balambal (30 kb)
  94. "The Story of Skanda as told in the Northern and Southern Recensions" by P.R. Kannan (24 kb)
  95. "Skanda the Merciful and His Devotees " by P.R. Kannan (24 kb)

    Reviews of the First Conference

    For accounts of the First International Conference on Skanda-Murukan, see these published reviews:

  96. "How the Murukan Conference Series began" by Patrick Harrigan, First Murukan Conference Secretary
  97. "Cult of the Child-God Crosses a Millennial Milestone"
  98. Hinduism Today May 1999 feature article
  99. Review published in the International Institute of Asian Studies Newsletter
  100. Review of the Third Murukan Conference in Kuala Lumpur Nov 2003

  101. "Third Murukan Conference: Whither the Murukan Conference Series?"
  Research articles in Tamil translation translated by Santhipriya
 "Karttikeya in the folk life of Orissa" by Kailash Pattaniak
"Skanda Legends in the Puranas" by N. Gangadharan
"Karttikeya worship in Bengal" by Seethalakshmi Viswanath
"Swarupa Vel: Skanda's Sister Jyoti" by A. Alagarappan
"Iranian Sraosa and Indian Skanda" by Sukumar Sen
Bodhisattva Skanda in China illustrated research note
"Iconographic Contact between Karttikeya and ManjuŚrī in China" by B.N. Mukherjee
"Murukan worship in Fiji" by R. Ponnu S. Goundar
"Pāda Yātrā to Palani Murukan Temple: A folk tradition" by R. Kannan
"Lord Kataragama's Two Wives" by Paul Younger
"The Guardian Deities of Lanka: Skanda-Murukan and Kataragama" by S. Pathmanathan
"Note on Karttikeya in ancient Java" by Hayati Soebadio
"Skanda-Karttikeya in ancient Cambodia" by Mahesh Kumar Sharan
"Legends of Tirupparankunram" by R.K.Das
"Skanda Cult in South India" by K.R. Venkataraman
"God Murukan as viewed by the ancient Tamils" by P. Thiagarajan
"Murugan and Valli" by Kamil V. Zvelebil
 

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  Skanda-Murukan Conference home page
Murukan Conferences: Master Index of Topics
1998 Conference participants and topics
Synopses of First Murukan Conference papers
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