Moreover, the compassionate Muruga ordered the first worship to
him in the temple in addition to making him his dvarapalaka at his request, as
his loyalty pleased him. And the practice of offering pujas first is being
followed since then. So devas created traditions holy for mankind to follow.
carrying of Kavadi started by that demon servant of Agasthya first was given a
fresh lease of life by Muruga. He allowed the practice to continue by his Bhaktas
thence onwards. It is of many kinds -paal Kavadi, paneer Kavadi, pushpa Kavadi,
Chandana Kavadi etc. It is said that even if the cooked or fried fish is brought
in sealed vessels or sealed tins in the Kavadi to the temple it turns live fish.
That is Munigan's mahatya. The Muruga Bhaktas are in millions in Tamil Nadu and
all over the globe. Their number is waxing due to the liberal grant of boons on
the adorers including Muslims and Chirstians too.
is offered to several celebrated personages than the principal deities. None
raises his right finger against this practice, nor times proved it improper.
: The temple lies in Palani, accessible by four wheelers from Dindigul, Tamil