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Kartikeya, also known as Skanda, Murugan and Subramaniyan, is the Hindu god of war. He is the commander-in-chief of the army of the devas (gods) and the son of Shiva and Parvati.

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Why is Lord Kartikeya called 'Devasenapati'?

I have heard two explanations of 'Devasenapati' as an adjective of Lord Kartikeya. He is the husband of DevasenA, ie 'DevasenA-pati'. He is the Chief of the Divine Army, ie 'Deva-senApati'. Which ...
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Kurinji Andavar Temple

I had visited 'Kurinji Andavar' Temple situated at 'Kodaikkanal' earlier & am curious about it. On searching, found that as per the Tamil literature, Kurinji means 'hill region' and Andavar means '...
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Various names of Lord Subrahmanya

Lord Subrahmanya is known as Kumaran, Kandan, Murugan, Velan etc. How these names have come?
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Why peacock is the Vahana of Lord Karthik?

Is there any reason for peacock as Vahana of Lord Karthik? What is the story?
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How to chant Shatru samhara mantra dedicated to God Murugan?

Shatru samhara mantra will help to develop good personality via destroying bad thing on mind ? and How to chant the mantra ?
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Which scriptures mention Kartikeya as the elder brother of Ganesha?

This Answer mention Ganesha as the elder brother of Kartikeya. But most of the North Indians believe that Kartikeya is elder. So, is there any scripture which mention Kartikeya as the elder brother of ...
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Is there any story in scriptures about the origin of peacocks?

The Shalya Parva of Mahabharat while describing the gifts of different arms to Kartikeya mentions the following: Garuda gave him his favourite son, a peacock of beautiful feathers. Aruna gave him a ...
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Why is skanda worship more in south india rather than north india? [duplicate]

Worship of Skanda seems to be less popular in north of India , while he is revered more in Tamil Nadu , Karnataka and Maharashtra. What could be the reason behind this?
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Which puranas contain the story of the contest between Ganesha and Kartikeya for vighnadhipatyam?

One of the famous stories associated with Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya is their competition between them for the leadership over the Ganas and obstacles. This story is also a part of the Vinayaka ...
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Where is Subrahmanya Sahasranamam mentioned in the Skanda Purana?

I am unable to find the exact portion in the Skanda purANa where Brahma composes the Sahasranamam for Lord Subrahmanya- It says Eswara Proktam in the Skanda Purana, but I cant find it in the Skanda ...
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Do any scripture portrays Lord Kartikeya (Murugan) to be the Supreme God?

Just like this question here, I would like to know whether any scripture portrays Lord Kartikeya (Murugan) to be the Supreme God.
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Is kartikeya married or unmarried? Why is he not worshipped widely even after he had always protected mankind from evil powers? [duplicate]

Why is he not worshipped widely even after he had always protected mankind from evil powers? Can anyone answer it? I know he is worshipped widely in south India and north Indians think he is ...
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Was Lord Muruga Guru to Lord Shiva and taught him the complete explanation of OM?

EXPLANATION : Movies and Serials say Lord Muruga was Student of Lord Brahma and asked for Explanation of OM Then Lord Brahma tried to give Explanation of OM but Lord Muruga was not satisfied with ...
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What is significance of Thaipusam Festival?

Thaipusam is an important festival celebrated by Tamil speaking Hindus all over the world. What is its significance and legends? What is Kevatti Ceremony?
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What is the reason behind Lord Kartikeya holding a rooster flag?

Kartikeya (also called Muruga, Skanda, Subrahmanya) is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. He is mostly worshiped in the southern part of India. He is also the commander-in-chief of the army of the ...
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Why Lord Muruga is not worshiped in north india as much as he is in south india? [duplicate]

Why North Indians don't worship Lord Murugan(Karthikeya) as much as they worship Lord Ganesha? But this doesn't happen in South India.
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About Skanda Shasti Fasting

Skanda Shasti is a famous festival in Tamilnadu. I want to know what is Skanda Shasti and Skanda Shasti Fasting? How to observe this fasting and pooja?
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Why is Muruga also known as Thanikachalan?

What is the meaning of Thanikachalan which the name of Lord Muruga?
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Is Devasena Shasti?

From this question,we know that Kartikeya has two wives,Devasena and Valli. However,this question is mainly on Devaseena as well as another goddess, Shasti. She mentioned in the Devi Bhagvata Purana ...
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Has Kartikeya kill any other demons other than Tarakasura?

As per the story of Kartikeya, the god destroyed the demon Tarakasura.Some stories claim that he even killed the demon's brothers,Surapadman and another demon,whose name I have forgotten.However,other ...
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What is the story of Kumara Swamy or Kartikeya taking the form of Subrahmanya (snake)?

Kumara Swamy or Kartikeya is also worshipped as Subrahmanya swamy (snake form). What is the story behind taking this form? Which Purana states it?
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When Shiva has five faces how does Subramanya have six faces?

Muruga is created from the third eye of Shiva. The five faces of Shiva are Sadyojata, Aghora, Tatpurusham, Ishana and Vamadeva. Where is the sixth face of Shiva to create another face for Subramanya?
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God murugan is considered as tamil god. Is he known to all hindus? [duplicate]

God Murugan is known as lord Shiva's son and also called as Kartikeya. He used to be called as Tamil god and famous in Tamil Hindus. Is he known to all Hindus?
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Where does the Shatapatha Brahmana mention Kartikeya as son of Rudra?

I have found several websites and texts mentioning Shatapatha Brahmana says Kartikeya as son of Rudra. Wikipedia here also mentions the same.. The Shatapatha Brahmana refers to him as the son of ...
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What scriptures describe Brahma's son Sanatkumara being reborn as Shiva's son Kartikeya?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Who is the eldest son of Lord Shiva?

In South India, people worship Lord Ganesh and consider him to be Lord Shiva's first son and elder to Lord Kartikeya. In the North and remaining parts of India however, people have a faith that Lord ...
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Where is Surapadman in Sanskrit scriptures?

Kandha Puranam is a very revered Tamil scripture that talks about the glories of Lord Muruga (or Kartikeya). It was written by Kachiyappa Sivacharyar as the Tamil equivalent of Skanda Purana, and ...
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Were Lakshmi and Saraswati sisters of Ganesha and Kartikeya?

Some people say that both Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati are sisters of Lord Shiva's sons Ganesha and Kartikeya. Is this true or false?
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What scriptures mention the location of Kartikeya's marriage to Devasena?

As I discuss in this answer, Shiva's son Kartikeya, AKA Skanda or Muruga, has two wives, Valli and Devasena. Now I just came back from a trip to India, and one of the places I visited was the ...
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Do those who worship at Agastya's lake become devotees of Kartikeya?

In this chapter of the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata, the sage Pulastya, mind-born son of Brahma and the grandfather of Ravana, tells Bhishma about a variety of Tirthas or sacred places. In ...
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Is Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva, still Chief Leader (Senapati) of Deva/Devta's army?

I know that Kartikeya was selected as a Chief Leader (Senapati) of Deva/Devta's army. I want to know whether Kartikeya is immortal or not? If yes, then is he still the Chief Leader(Senapati) of Deva/...
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What did Kartikeya do to get blessings from the Lords that Hanuman had met?

Two days ago, I saw the series "Sankat Mochan Hanuman" on Sony TV. In that Lord Hanuman got lots of blessings from Devtas & Lord Shiva. At that time, one of the Devta told Hanuman that he was ...
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Who is this figure depicted between Shiva and Parvati?

Edward Moor's book "The Hindu Pantheon", published in 1810, provides numerous pictures of Hindu gods. Here's one such picture, depicting Shiva and Parvati: My question is, who is the small figure ...
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Navabhashanam in Palani Murugan Idol? [closed]

The following are my questions on this topic. What are the Navabhashanas in the Palani Murugan Idol consecrated by Siddhar Bogar? Where are the ingredients of Navabhashana sourced from and what is ...
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Is Shiva's son Kartikeya the rishi of two hymns of the Rig Veda?

As I discuss in this answer, how the Vedas originated is that from time immemorial, sages known as Dhristas have heard sacred verses directly from the gods during a state of Tapasya (deep meditation). ...
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Wives of Lord Kartikeya

I read some stories in North India where Lord Kartikeya is said to have vowed not to marry, while in South India, he is seen along with 2 wives. I wanted to know, who are the wives of Lord Kartikeya ...
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Source reference for Lord Kartikeya's peeling off skin incident

I came across an information that there exists a temple for Lord Kartikeya in Kurukshetra where entry for women is prohibited. The reason for that is an incident in which there was a competition ...
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Why Lord Kartik and Goddess Saraswati are unmarried?

Beside Maa Durga stands Lord Kartika, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakhsmi. While Lord Ganesha is married to a Banana Plant and Goddess Lakhsmi is married to Lord Narayan. Why is Lord ...
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Why is Kartikeya not worshiped much compared to lord Shiva, lord Ganesha and goddess Parvati?

Kartikeya is elder son of lord Shiva and goddess Parvati, but he is not worshiped much compared to his dad, mother and brother. If you visit temples in our country, rarely any temple will have an ...