Nama Article 11th March 2017
Source: Madhuramurali – May 2016
When destroying Tharakasura, a thought came to Lord Muruga as to why such a cruel demon who gave only distress to everyone had to be created. Muruga's concern was that how such a demon would have been created by Brahma, if he was ever meditating upon the pranava mantra.
Only because Brahma overlooked to meditate on the pranava mantra, such a demon with cruel and impure nature came in his creation. The fact that he did the creation without meditating upon the pranava mantra was the reason for Lord Muruga imprisoning him.
If one forgets their spiritual practice of meditating and chanting the divine names, he would be caught in the worldly bondages and be born again and again. This is akin to Brahma being imprisoned. Also, similar to how the demon Tharakasura was created by Brahma when he had forgotten to meditate on pranavamantra, it is to be noted that if one does not progress spiritually, children born to them would also not lead righteous lives.