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by Micha F. Lindemans
Murukan, or Muruku, is the popular Tamil god of the hunt and the war, especially in the southern mountain regions of India. He is portrayed as a beautiful young god riding on a peacock, and sometimes on an elephant, and surrounded by nymphs. His attributes are a spear and a wreath of red flowers. He is equal to the Singhalese Kataragama.

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