Muruga Bhakti Ashrams
Murugan Bhakti is nothing new or unusual in Sri Lanka and South India. In every hamlet one can find devotees of Skanda-Murugan. Wherever Murugan bhaktas assemble, as at Palani or Tiruchendur or Kataragama or even at remote villages along the pada yatra pilgrims' routes, some devotees join hands to create facilities for pilgrims and devotees to rest, strive and celebrate. Most are in remote rural areas, yet others may be found even in the heart of metropolitan areas of Madras and Colombo.
Murugan bhaktas typically agree upon a common set of principles as laid down by ancient poets, siddhas and rishis like Arunagirinathar. All over the Indian subcontinent, ashrams operate according to age-old principles of Varnashrama Dharma.
The typical ashram is a wattle-and-daub thatched hut upon a half acre of land occupied by a lone sadhaka engaged in sadhana as taught by his (or her) teacher. If the ashram resident is consulted in advance, often one may stay for a few days in the spartan setting while learning more about Murugan bhakti in practice.
This listing includes well-established ashrams as well as new ashrams yet being developed.
Muruga Bhakti Ashrams in Sri Lanka
Muruga Bhakti Ashrams in Tamil Nadu
For details about Muruga Bhakti ashrams contact Patrick Harrigan: firstname.lastname@example.org
For details about other activities of the KDT see:
|Living Heritage Trust ©2021 All Rights Reserved|