Murugan & Valli


The younger brother of Ganesha, is known as Karthikeya (Muruga in South India). He lives in the mountains of Tamil Nadu. He fell in love with a tribal girl called Valli; living near a valley. He tried very hard to get close to her, but she refused to respond to all his attentions.Then finally he prayed to his elder brother Ganesha. Ganesha took the form of a wild elephant and came running into the field frightening Valli. Seeing this, she ran into the arms of handsome god Muruga. Muruga immediately protected Valli and drove the elephant away. The delighted Valli there after became close to Muruga. Thus with the help of his brother Ganesha; Muruga was able to get the girl of his dreams.