84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཀ་རྟི་ཀ | Glossary of Terms

    ཀ་རྟི་ཀ

    ka rti ka

    Kārttikeya

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Translation by Adam Krug
  • Kārttikeya
  • ཀ་རྟི་ཀ
  • ka rti ka
  • Kārttikeya

Kārttikeya (alt. Skanda) is the son of Śiva and Pārvatī. Like Gaṇapati, Kārttikeya is said to lead the gaṇas in battle against demonic beings and is considered a god of war.