Murugan With Devasena And Valli Idol, Murugan Swamy Idol – Lord Muruganswamy is the most popular Hindu deity among the people of Tamil Nadu. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi, his brother is Ganesha and his wives are Valli and Deivayanai, he is known by different names like Subramanya, Subramani, Muruga, Shanmuga, Skanda, Karthilkeya, Arumuga and Kumaraswamy.
Murugan is married to two deities. The first one is Devasana (also called Devayani or Deivanai), the daughter of Lord Indra and his second wife is Valli (she was found in a pit, dug out while gathering the edible tubers of the valli-plant), the daughter of a tribal chief. The two wives of Lord Murugan, namely Devasena and Valli refer to Kriya Shakti and Ichha Shakti, meaning the Power of Action and Power of Will respectively, while Lord Murugan represents Gyana Shakti or the power of Wisdom.
In her previous birth Valli & her sibling Devasena were the daughters of Lord Vishnu & both of them undertook several penance to became the consorts of Lord Murugan, who appeared before them & gave them the boon of the marriage in their next birth.?Lord Murugan fulfilled the prayers of both his sincere devotees and demonstrated the power of devotion to the entire world by marrying them both. There is a regular, formal spiritual path prescribed by the Vedas and the other path is the unconventional path characterized by powerful feelings and emotions towards the Lord just leaving aside the mechanic formalities. Devasena and Valli represent these two types of devotion towards the supreme self. Where Valli took the spiritual way, Devasena chose the path of emotions and passion.