While reading an article I got this line,
The references to Murugan can be traced back to the first millennium BCE. There are references to Murugan in Kautilya's Arthashastra, in the works of Patanjali, in Kalidasa's epic poem the Kumarasambhavam.
The Kushanas, who governed from what is today Peshawar, and the Yaudheyas, a republican clan in the Punjab, struck coins bearing the image of Skanda
Could any one please explain or suggest some reading to know how Lord muruga has evolved as Tamil god in Tamilnadu?
If due to muslim invasion Kanda worship was abolished in North India, how worship of Ganesha and Siva still exists and why none of other gods has any relation to language Tamil?
EDIT: I dont think its a duplicate. My question is how Lord muruga evloved as tamil god.