In Tamilnadu , Murugan is very popular with all classes of society.
In tamil version of Skanda purana, called KANDHA PURANAM, written by Kacchiappa Sivachariyar(1350-1420 AD) in the city of Kanchipuram. He is married to two deities, Valli and Deivayanai.He rides a PEACOCK and wields a Bow in battle. The Lance called Vel in Tamil is a weapon closely associated with him. The lance was given to him by his mother.