Muruga, as Skanda is popularly known in South India, is known in ancient literature as Seyon, the God with the Red complexion and as the God of the hill tribes. Ancient Tamil literature calls Him Seyon. Scholars call him variedly as Shadanana, Shadkshara, etc. He is Murugan or Arumugan to the simple devotee. The War God who has been worshipped from time immemorial in Tamil Nadu. http://archives.chennaionline.com/toursntravel/placesofworship/tiruchendur01.asp