Showing posts with label Karttikeya. Show all posts
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Hinduism - Who Is Karttikeya In The Hindu Pantheon?


 ("the Krttikas' son") Skanda's name is an epithet for the deity Skanda, who is considered Shiva's son.

Skanda is created when Shiva's sperm falls into the Ganges River, rather than being born normally.

The name Karttikeya is derived from the Krttikas, a group of six minor godesses who are the deified version of the Pleiades constellation.

These goddesses become Skanda's foster moms and feed him when he is born, which is said to form a mother-child attachment in Indian tradition.

Skanda grows six heads so that none of the goddesses feel betrayed.

This allows him to suckle from all of them at the same time.



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