Lord Murugan has infinite representations and is also known as the embodiment of knowledge. The Lord himself once took the role of the Master Guru to his own father, Lord Shiva at Swami Malai.
As such, the Vel has a lot to do with one’s mind and knowledge. It is very clear that the Vel is broad, has a sharp edge and is very deep in its length. Many scholars have suggested that the breadth represents the broadness of the mind. The sharpness denotes the sharpness of our knowledge. It also is associated with one-pointed devotion and ambition.
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