Later his peerless career crowned him with the generalship
of celestial army along with Devendra's daughter as wife. Another legend
narrates that he was also called Saravanabhava due to the fact of the seed of
Siva thrown into the forest of Sara of seeds. where he was born according to
another story. Whatever
may be his origin, he was undoubtedly the most courageous among the celestials,
and with his help alone Devendra killed Taraka, Surapadma, Mahisha etc.
Moreover, he is represented as Kumara of great beauty and of irresistible
attraction. He is the Prince charming among gods. He accepted the cock to adorn
his banner and Mayura as his mount. the two forms of Surapadma at the time of
his death at his hands.
several other myths and legends finding coveted places in the scriptures. They
bring out the glory of this War Lord, but strange to find that his worship or
popularity is little known in North India; rather he is not given wide publicity
as found in the South. especially Tamil Nadu, which if termed Muruga Nadu,
justifies selection. says one enthusiast.