Lord Kartikeya is the second son of Bhagwan Shiva and Devi Parvati is a popular Hindu Deity who has a large number of temples located in South India where he is worshiped and known as Lord 'Murugan' Primarily in areas of Tamil influence. In Karnataka he is popular by the name of 'Subrahmanya' while in Northern Parts of India he is popularly known as Kartikeya, shadanana or Skanda. He is the Senapati (commander in chief) of the Devas (demi Gods). The Atharva Veda describes Kartikeya or Kumara as 'Agnibhuh' (son of Agni) the fire god. The Satapatha Brahmana refers to him as the son of Rudra and the ninth form of Agni. The Taittiriya Aranyaka contains the Gayatri mantra for Shanmukha. The Chandogya Upanishad refers to Skanda as the 'way that leads to wisdom'. The religious text 'Skanda Purana' is devoted to the narrative of Kartikeya. In North India he is depicted with six heads while in South Indian tradition his image is popular with single headed man,. The mount of Lord Kartik is a peacock. Browse here our collection of Statues, Paintings and other art items related to the great son of Lord Mahadev.
Here the brass figure of Lord Kartikeya is given a refine and intricate touch with a high degree of finesse. Kartikeya, the second son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati or Shakti, is an embodiment of perfection, a brave leader of god's forces, and a war god, who was created to destroy the demons, representing the negative tendencies in human beings. Kartikeya has six heads that correspond to the five senses and the mind. The six heads also stand for his virtues enables him to see in all the directions - an important attribute that ensures that he counters all kinds of blows that can hit him. He has six heads. It shows that if humans wish to lead themselves efficiently through the battle of life, they must always be alert lest they are shown the wrong path by crafty people with the six demonic vices: kaama (sex), krodha (anger), lobha (greed), moha (passion), mada (ego) and matsarya (jealousy).
Kartikeya carries on one hand a spear and his other hand is always blessing devotees. His vehicle is a peacock, a pious bird that grips with its feet a serpent, which symbolizes the ego and desires of people. The peacock represents the destroyer of harmful habits and the conqueror of sensual desires.
Here, Swami Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva, gets a delicate and fine portrayal. The Lord is standing and holding a trident. Whereas the upper part of the body is left untouched, the lower part is highly decorated. He is wearing expensive jewellery and his headgear is treated in a most artistic manner. His body is also sculpted in a most smooth and delicate manner. Indeed a masterpiece of sculptural glory and excellence. A must buy for all sculptural lovers!