This is a small snippet of the great Aaiyyanist work Veliyyaan ('The origin of the Vel') translated into English which describes the nature of Murugan.
There are an innumerable number of tales concerning Murugan Aaiyyan in the ancient scriptures. From deeply written volumes detailing every aspect of his existence, to broad and poetic tales taken from the oral tradition (Shrutiyyan) of Aaiyyanist philosophical discourse. He is known by many names from the ancient past such as 'the forest dweller' (Murugan), the Lord of the Hills (Malai Kilavan), the God of War (Skanda), etc. Each aspect of Aaiyyan has its own associated story, history and mythology. In the spirit of true Hinduism, all stories are considered a greater part of the truth, or many parts of the same Universal Truth. There is one path but many pebbles, and many paths that lead up to the mountain summit. In this regard, we will present one incarnation of Aaiyyan and the story of how the Aaiyyanist incarnation of Murugan gained his Vel or spear.
Firstly though, a brief background on Hinduism for non-Hindus is required. In basic terminology, Brahman is the all knowing and pervading One. A metaphysical being that is within everything and infinitely eternal. Out of Brahman emerged the Trinity/Trimurti of Supreme Beings: Brahma (The Creator), Vishnu (The Preserver) and Shiva (The Destroyer). The destruction of Shiva represents transformation of being, destruction of the ego-self as well as the final destruction of everything, and the inevitable remerging with Brahman. This is why in Aaiyyanism, Shiva is one of the more important deities.
Parvati is the companion/wife of Shiva and in Hindu Aaiyyanism is the epitome of the Mother Goddess. In the Aaiyyanist tradition, the Goddess Parvati is part of the Tridevi: the feminine version of the Trimurti. Remember in Hindu Aaiyyanism there is no real concepts or distinctions between male or female. There are just words or names to describe different aspects of the whole, which can be divided into masculine and feminine. Thus Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent the Trimurti, and Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati represent the Tridevi and all emerged from Brahman and all are One. There is no distinctions, just variations that describe the holistic reality. So in this regard, Parvati represents Shiva's power and Shiva's force. She has many incarnations (such as Kali and Durga) and has been instrumental in defeating many Asuras (Demons).
Murugan/Aaiyyan is said to be a form of Shiva and Parvati, or the merging of feminine and masculine to create a holistic being. In traditional Hindu thought, Murugan is the son of Shiva and Parvati, but the concept of Murugan in the Aaiyyanist philosophy is more complex. Murugan is actually the merging of Shiva and Parvati to form a new metaphysical construct that compresses both aspects into One.
In traditional Dravidian Hindu mythology and belief, Murugan/Aaiyyan was created by Shiva's inner being or his third eye of wisdom. Shiva's third eye was also transformed and harmonised by Parvati's pure aspect and the equal combination of the two powerful forces gave birth to Aaiyyan Murugan. To simplify the wisdom so that it was accessible to the vast majority of people it was also taught that Aaiyyan/Murugan was born from Shiva and Parvati, and that Parvati gifted Murugan the Vel (spear) to destroy a powerful Asura: Surapadman who represents the ego-self. This is true to a certain extent, but Aaiyyanists believe that the handing of the Vel to Murugan by Parvati was not a simple act, but a narrative of profound depth that demonstrates the true nature of reality and the origin of our distant past and where we are from. Also, as Aaiyyanists know, the destroyer of the ego-self is Murugan, who represents 'the self'. In other words, a part of the self has to destroy oneself. Murugan/Aaiyyan/Surapadman represents the intense yet hidden (or blocked) wisdom of the Gods that demonstrates total destruction, of this Universe, of the inner ego and of all barriers to knowledge.
The Yantras of power in Aaiyyanism have been known in the past to heal the sick and bring prosperity and fortune to those who meditate on their power. This knowledge was gifted to us From Murugan Aaiyyan 100,000 years ago. In the tradition of Aaiyyanism the spiritual adept focuses his mind until total mind expansion has been attained - the state of Aaiyyan. In this higher mind state the Guru artist then draws the symbol though his mind either onto the patient (invisibly via hand/mind motions) or more traditionally onto paper, stone, and now canvas though the medium of paint. As the guru paints, transference of prayer and chanting and fractions of his psychic love are inter woven onto the canvas to form a spiritual mesh that will ward against negative energies and draw in positive forces throughout the universal realm.
It takes around over 15 years to learn the techniques and meditation required to master the Aaiyyan painting techniques shown below. Neophytes, however, have been able to heal minor illnesses only after a few months training - such is the universal power of Aaiyyan.
The receiver of the painting (or healing) clears his mind of all thoughts and visualizes the symbol in front of him/her. The symbol then encloses the mind of the the viewer and draws in the positive energies that the symbol has signposted. Negative forces should then dissipate. The viewer meditates on what he wishes to aspire to. Finally after a few minutes the viewer, then refreshed will be able to function 'normally'.
A list of symbolic paintings are shown on our Patreon site which are hand painted and blessed on either Guru Gauda Paper or Guru Prajapati Holy Cotton Canvas. Below are the basic symbols of Aaiyyanism for your own information, however, if you would like to learn about deep complex Aaiyyanist Symbols of Power, Magic and Healing please email the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. The complex imagery deals with binding other planes (Lokas) with this one in order to facilitate energy transference, which in turn can be used to affect the physical and spiritual.
These are the basic Yantras of Murugan. There are more complex ones given below.
The Base Symbols - These are the lower symbols dealing with materiality.
1. The Cekari Symbol (Security) - The first base symbol used to achieve and attune the basic necessities such as food, shelter and other issues dealing with personal well being.
2. The Gava Symbol (Sensation) - The second base symbol used to attain pleasurable sensations of all kinds - including attraction, love etc...
3. The Alavu Symbol (Power) - The third base symbol used to increase your personal power and wealth.
The Symbols of Joy - these are the symbols that begin to lift the neophytes out of the karmic cycle.
4. The Arivu Symbol (Love) - The first symbol of joy enabling you to reach a state where you see everyone in yourself and begin to love unconditionally. Meditation on these symbols allows one to transcend subject object relationships and see the world full of harmonies and acceptance.
5. The Tuma Symbol (Perfection) - The second symbol of joy enabling you to perceive the world a perfect and you begin to live in the hear and now. You free your mind from its emotional-backed demands and you begin to liberate yourself.
The Enlightenment Symbols - these power symbols allow the adept to transcend themselves and truly liberate their soul-forms.
6. The Tanu Symbol (Self Awareness) - The first Enlightenment Symbol enabling the viewer to impartially observe themselves and others.
7. The Vitu Symbol (Cosmic Awareness) - The second Enlightenment Symbol enables the viewer to transcend self awareness and become pure awareness. You become one with all - peace, love, death, life, wisdom, beauty.
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Most Aaiyyanists know the complex Yantras of Aaiyyanism used to open Lokas and Talas. They can be used to heal people, commune with spirits and other non-human entities, they can be used to dispel curses, bless people, bring good fortune, proect yourself and your loved ones from curses. If you would like to know more please contact us or become a Patreon subscriber.