Lord Skanda-Murugan

Murugan Bhakti Newsletter No. 10:
January-February 2002

Lord Muruga frees Nakeerar and captives
Nakkirar saved his own life and that of 999 innocent people from the clutches of Karkimukhi, a demon, by singing Tirumurukatrupadai in praise of Muruka who came to his rescue at Tirupparankundram.
Click to visit Tiruchendur.org
Tiruchendur seashore temple

Newsletter Contents:

  1. Murugan Bhakti Network expansion
  2. Murugan Bhakti associated websites
  3. Improved Navigation features
  4. Third International Murukan Conference

Happy New Year and Pongal nal vāzhthukkal!

I. Murugan Bhakti Network continues to expand

Murugan Bhakti, which began in 1997 as a single page, has since grown into hundreds of pages & graphics published across a virtual network of six websites -- with no sign of any letup.

In November 2001, the fourth website of the Murugan Bhakti Network, Tiruchendur.org, was recognised by the Devasthanam administration as the official website of Śrī Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam, Tiruchendur. Similarly, website Palani.org is being considered as the official website of Arulmigu Dandayudhapani Swami Devasthanam, Palani.

FLASH! 18 January. Kataragama.org also has just been recognised by Maha Devale authorities as the official website of Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devale, Sri Lanka.

In December 2001, two more official websites were launched:

  • Ratnagiri.org official website of Bala Murugan Tirukkovil, Rathinagiri
  • Pongi.org official website of Valli Malai, Vellore District

with the blessings of Rathinagiri Bala Murugan Adimai and Valli Malai Balananda Sadhu respectively. These sites, while still small, are expected to grow dramatically.

As of January 2002, at least more Murugan Bhakti websites are in the planning stage, viz:

  • Kaumara.org official website of the Kaumara Foundation
  • Jnanamalai.org official website of Śrī Subrahmanya Swami Tirukkovil, Jnanamalai

The Murugan Bhakti Network now includes the following active websites:

II. Murugan Bhakti associated websites

Be sure to visit these new Murugan Bhakti-associated websites:

III. Improved Navigation Features

Visitors to Murugan Bhakti sites will be pleased to find all-new, Javascript-based navigation bar featuring:

  • Multi-level submenus; and
  • Functional in all major browsers: Internet Explorer 4+, Netscape 4+, etc.

The new navigation bar makes for fast and easy navigation across hundreds of Murugan Bhakti pages within a site, and even includes links to other Murugan Bhakti sites.

Already the new navigation system has been fully implemented on Tiruchendur.org and mostly implemented on Palani.org. The main site, Murugan.org, is already partially implemented and will be fully implemented by the end of January 2002.

Note: if you find that the navigation bar is not displaying or working, contact the Murugan Bhakti editor after checking to make sure that your browser has Javascript functionality activated.

IV. Third International Murukan Conference in Malaysia, May 2003

The organisers of the Third International Conference Seminar on Skanda-Murukan have lately announced that the Conference will take place in May 2003 in Malaysia. Representatives of the Tamil diaspora from many countries are expected to participate in the conference.

For details go to the Third Murukan Conference announcement page or e-mail enquiries to: kataragama@gmail.com

Murugan Bhakti Newsletter No. 10 of the Murugan Bhakti Network

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