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Shathru Samhara pooja is believed to be done for destroying the enemies. This pooja is usually performed in temples. - What is the purpose of such pooja? - Do this actually have any other meanings or is it supposed to destroy the enemies? - Seems like there is a misconception about this pooja, can somebody elaborate the real purpose of this pooja?

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    If enemies are part of God, so is an tiger in the forest which would attack you. Would you invoke your flight or fight against the tiger or just stand still for it to eat you are you are only going to go inside God. From my knowledge of Advaita, the world is real until you realize the nirguna Brahman. Until that, the tiger is real, the enemy is real. – Bharat Jul 31 '14 at 21:03
  • @Bharat: I have removed that sentence, since it will be broad to discuss in this question. Now the question is specific about the Shathru Samhara Pooja – user11 Aug 1 '14 at 3:39
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From PriestServices:

Significance:

Lord Subramanya is the youngest son of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvathi. He is considered as god of love but at the same time a fierce to enemies. He never fails to instill fear in the heart of negative people and harmful entities.

Lord Subramanya of Vedic times

According to Rig Veda Lord Subramanya is considered as the overwhelming power. Moreover the sage Veda Vyas wrote Skanda Purana and Sangam Tamil Literature speaks of the Lord’s six abodes.

Benefits of Shatrusamhara Homam:

This Homa gives a person joy and authority. It protects and prevents one from evil eyes, curses of gods, planets and ancestors. It further enhances family relationship, removes dullness, fear, mental block, frees one from debts, helps to cure fatal diseases, bestows progeny; give good health and six Siddhis.

Om Kartikeyaya Vidmahe Shakti Hastaya Dhimahi Tanna Skanda Prachodayat

This Mantra is an armor which protects us from our enemies and gives courage to face them.

Recommended to:

  • One who constantly face Enemies (military and police person)
  • One in Political Field
  • Business Competitors
  • Possessed with Black Magic, Eevil Eyes and Spirits
  • Ancestral Cruses
  • Suffering with Chronic Disease
  • And for protection from Negative Forces

Legend

Penance of Goddess Parvathi on Shiva got her married to Him. The purpose of marriage is to create lord Muruga and to kill the demon Surapadma. Lord Shiva took a form with six faces and from each third eye of the six faces, a fire spark came out. He asked the Gods of fire and wind to carry the sparks to River Ganges. Later Ganga took it to Sarvana pond. This six fire spark transformed into six beautiful babies who were nurtured by six Karthigai maids. Muruga has twelve hands but one face as Mother Parvathi merged the six faces into one. He is also known as Kumaran, Mayilvaganan, Kaangeyan, Velayuthan, Gugan etc.

The demon Surapadma created terror to all gods. So, Lord Shiva decided to destroy him through Muruga. Muruga obtained 11 weapons and a Vel or spear from Shiva and Parvathi to vanquish the demon. He then fought for ten days, at Thiruchendur. Soorapadman took the form of a big mango tree which was split by the spear of Muruga and the two halves turned into a peacock (vehicle) and a cock (on flag) respectively.

People also conduct 'Poorna Kriya' on the Amavasyas which is generally related with the birth of twins thus bringing contentment and peace in their life.

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