Om Saravana Bhava is the powerful and potent mantra of Lord Murugan, also known as Karthikeya or Skanda is the chief commander of the immense divine army, a fine, dynamic soldier of the within, a brave defender of righteousness.
As Lord Kartikeya, He is famous all over India, though many people don’t know both are actually one.
He is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. According to the Hindu sacred scriptures, Lord Kartikeya is married to Devasena, Indra’s daughter.
Lord Shiva, also known Mahadeva, is accredited with the term Universal Guru in the form of Dakshinamurthy is generally acknowledged in Vedic traditions. As a matter of fact, none of us can deny the fact that Lord Shiva is the most superior to all the Gurus.
Moreover, Muruga is one-up not only in terms of the number of heads but is also renowned as Guru of the Universal Guru Shiva (Swaminatha Swami).
In addition, the legend goes that once, owing to a curse, Lord Shiva forgot the knowledge of the sound of the universe „Om.” The mantra Om is considered the primordial sound of the universe.
He requested his son Muruga to teach him the sacred secrets of the primordial sound Om. The child Muruga immediately asked over Lord Mahadeva to accept him as his Guru. Furthermore, Lord Shiva readily accepted and placed Muruga on his lap, and enthusiastically received the knowledge and wisdom of sacred sound Om in his ears. This happened in Hill of the Lord (Swami Malai) – Lord Muruga’s powerful shrine in Kumbakonam, South India.
Additionally, Lord Muruga is also known as „the God of Knowledge” or „Jnana Panditha”. Lord Skanda is said to have taught the Tamil language to Sage Agasthiar, and also inspired Sage Arunagirinathar (great saint-poet) to compose the set of devotional sacred hymns called Thiruppugazh.
Lord Murugan Mantra meaning on syllable:
- OM is primordial sound of the whole creation;
- SA – gains you the capacity to attract all people to your side;
- RA – brings prosperity into practitioner life;
- VA – wash away your physical debts, discomforts, sufferings, and competitions;
- NA – overcomes your problems through enemies;
- BA – brings charm in life;
- VA – end for evil forces.
Chanting Om Saravana Bhava benefits:
It is considered that if one worships Lord Karthikeya on Friday and fasts on that day all his wishes, aspirations, and desires will get fulfilled. Additionally, this potent mantra is more auspicious if it is a Karthigai star day.
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