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A common South Indian name which means 'A man with six faces'. It is a combination of Sanskrit and Tamil words; 'Shan' in Sanskrit means 'six' and 'mugam' in Tamil means 'face'.

Etymology: This is one of the names of Hindu God Lord Muruga who is also known as 'Tamil kadavul', The God of Tamil.
The six faces of Shanmugam represent the six facets of ours. These are body, breath, senses, mind, intelligence and ego
by Prathap December 16, 2007
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