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 a Kumara of great beauty and immense 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
are several other myths and legends finding covered 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 the North 'India; rather he is not given wide
publicity as found in the South, especially Tamil Nadu. which it termed Muruga
Nadu justifies selection. Finally he is worshipped as Gnanapandit for his
extraordinary mental powers.