CLOSE
CLOSE AD

How Did Murugan And Valli First Meet?

  • 27 Dec 2018
How-Did-Murugan-And-Valli-First-Meet

The two consort of Lord Murugan are Goddess Deivanai and Goddess Valli. Deivanai stands for Kriya Sakti, the power of action and Valli represents Iccha Sakti, the power of will.

READ: The Story Behind The Union Of Lord Murugan And Deivanai

The marriage of Lord Murugan of Goddess Valli is indeed an interesting story. Read the following to find out more! 

The story of Lord Murugan’s marriage to Valli

Veddas are great hunter tribes that lived on a remote mountain peak within the sight of the Indian Ocean. The King of Kataragam Veddas, King Nambirajan, and his wife prayed to Lord Shiva for a daughter. His prayers were answered when one day he discovered a baby girl in the forest. The King then raised her as his own daughter and named her Valli.

Valli grew up to be a beautiful maiden and as a Murugan devotee. When she was twelve years old, Valli was sent to guard the millet fields against parrots and other birds. The sage Narada spotted her and went to Tanikai to inform Lord Murugan about Valli’s exceptional beauty and her devotion to the god of the hunters.

The Lord then assumed the form of a hunter and approached Valli. A conversation ensued between the two, which was interrupted by the arrivals of Valli’s brothers. Valli’s brothers are highly protective and possessive of their sister and unwilling to indulge in a battle, Lord Murugan then manifested himself in the form of a Vengai tree. 

When her brothers disappeared, the Lord appeared again in the guise of an old tribal king and sought her hand in marriage. Valli was shocked, lowered her head and answered that it was inappropriate for him to marry a woman from the low tribe of the hunters. Her brothers appeared again and the God transformed into an old Saiva devotee. Upon taking some blessing, her brothers returned home.

Upset with the ongoing disturbance, the Lord sought the help of his brother, Lord Ganesha who appeared as a wild elephant. The terror-stricken girl rushed into the arms of the old Saiva devotee and promised to offer him anything in return for the protection from the wild elephant.

He then dragged her aside and sought her hand in marriage. Valli consented and the Lord revealed his real form, with six heads, twelve arms and seated on his peacock. The marriage of Valli and Murugan was then celebrated by king Nambirajan. 

READ: The Significance of Goddess Deivanai and Valli to Lord Murugan

Sri Lankan mythology states that since then the Lord and Valli reside in Kataragama. However, South Indian Puranas mentioned that after the wedding they moved to Thiruthani which is one of Thirumurugatruppadai's Arupadaiveedu. 

Picture Credit: Murugan.org 



Suggested Articles

Amazing-Medicinal-Benefits-of-Betel-Leaves-Vettrilai Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 15 Dec 2019

Amazing Medicinal Benefits of Betel Leaves (Vettrilai)

Is there any medical reason behind this generations-old practice? Yes! Find out in the video!

Indian-Ancient-Food-Practices-That-We-Still-Follow Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 15 Dec 2019

Indian Ancient Food Practices That We Still Follow

In the rise and fall of civilizations, food habits have played a major role.

Watch-Karthigai-Deepam-Celebration-LIVE-From-Thiruvannamalai Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 10 Dec 2019

Watch Karthigai Deepam Celebration LIVE From Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai temple is believed to be the sacred temple which symbolizes fire and have the grandest Kathigai Deepam celebration!

The-Great-Story-Behind-Karthigai-Deepam Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 10 Dec 2019

The Great Story Behind Karthigai Deepam!

Most Hindu festivals celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. Karthigai Deepam is one of such significant festivals that is celebrated in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.