The Divine Avatar
The story of Sadguru Murali Krishna as it unfolds before our eyes certainly lends credence to a similar impression. In this Dark Age, (Kali Yuga), he has become the sole refuge to innumerable devotees who seek His guidance, protection and counsel. He is widely believed to be the avatar (living incarnation) of Lord Murugan, the second son of Lord Shiva. He is also associated with Aadi Dakshinamurthy
, the jnana-avatar (wisdom incarnation) of Lord Shiva.
We speak of Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, we speak of Sri Basavaveshwara, Sri Madhava and other saints like Sri Tukaram, Sri Mirabai and Sri Jnaneshwar, but little do we realize that we have a living personification of the eternal truth of Vedanta in Sri Sadguru Murali Krishna.
Born of the essence of Lord Shiva and His consort, Goddess Parvati, Lord Muruga was nurtured by six mothers (the krithikaas); it is said that to please them, He developed six faces. He is also the son of Agni, the God of Fire, and Ganga Devi, mother of the holy Ganges. Intensely revered by His devotees, Lord Muruga symbolizes jnana or transcendental wisdom. He is that.