Velayutham is played by the recitation of "Vel Maral." In order to create 64 steps, Vallimala Srisachidananda Swami combined the 16 steps of the Vel class song that had been blessed by Arunagirinath. All benefits accrue when this Maha Mantra is chanted continuously for 48 days (one mandala) and worshipped; fear of enemies and bad deeds are also banished. All kinds of physical and mental health issues will be resolved, and life will be better. Courage and self-confidence are born. Additionally, since Lord Kartikeya Murugan considers the holy month of Thirukarthikai to be fortunate, it is very special to recite Vel Maral during this time. Regardless of caste, gender, or caste, anyone can recite it. Vel, the spear of Murugan, and Vel Maral Maha Mantras, protect us like a "kavacham" - meaning, shield. Keeping a small Vel in your hand and reciting Vel Maral will protect one with the grace of Lord Murugan. Carrying this handy pocket sized sloka book in your bag or pocket is a sure way to keep yourself safe wherever you go. The book is written in lucid Tamil for easy reading in any place - temple, home, bhajan place, pilgrimage, travel, etc.