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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.

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