Guru of knowledge appropriate to current times - KARTHIGAI KUMARAN
Lord Murugar is depicted here as Karthikeya Kumara. He has been included to show the world that one ought not to differentiate between the biological mother and a foster mother.
The six kannis who took care of Lord Muruga are placed at the base of the pedestal. They are depicted as showing the child objects that mothers show children when feeding them, such as the sun, the moon, the lotus, the peacock, the javelin, and the milk bowl used to feed the child.
Lord Muruga is reckoned as a gyana guru. It is a firm belief that where there are siddhars, Lord Muruga will dwell, as He is the guru for all siddhars.
A chance vision of the gopuram of a Lord Muruga temple as he was contemplating whether Lord Muruga or the siddhars should be installed first, resolved Swamigal's dilemma: Lord Muruga's installation preceded that of the 468 siddhars.
Praying to Lord Muruga helps deal with the issues that arise with regard to an adopted child. The psychological ailments that stem from the yearning felt at the absence of a child or a mother are also addressed here.