Karttikeya


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Noun1.Karttikeya - Hindu god of bravery
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Stone head of a Nagarjunikonda, Andhra Pradesh deity, probably Karttikeya 41.
Karttikeya, who became known as the son of Shiva, also has his hair in his distinctive hairstyle of three ponytails (figure 7b).
Lien's study of Hindu deities in South Vietnam discusses the images of Brahmanical divinities (Siva in various forms, Vishnu, Brahma, Karttikeya, Lakshmi and various goddesses) on miniscule gold plaques from south Vietnam.
Devoted to Shaivism portraying various forms of Shiva, Parvati, Karttikeya or Subramanya, Ganesha and other Shaiva deities; and 3.
Tonnet proposed the following identifications for the eight deities on the interposed reliefs: (1) Brhaspati, or alternatively Bhatara Guru (or a syncretic merging of the two) (relief 2); (2) Hanuman (relief 5); (3) Brahmanaspati (relief 8); (4) Surya (relief 11); (5) Karttikeya (relief 14); (6) Kama (relief 17) (7) Visvakarman (relief 20); and (8) Narada (relief 23).
The discovery, however, of a beautiful image of Karttikeya, evidently of the Sena period, conjoins it naturally to as far back as that period.
Skandaalso called Karttikeya or Subrahmanya, Kumara ,
The first, towards the garbhagriha, features a multi-armed Shiva dancing with his consort, Parvati, surrounded by their sons, Virabhadra, Ganesha and Karttikeya; the bull Vrishaba/Nandi; attendants; and ganas or dwarfs.
In Tonnet's opinion (1908:144), the deity represented here is Karttikeya or Skanda, the god of war, in his capacity as Senapati, leader of the armies of the gods.
It reportedly includes 40 paintings (watercolors) from 1800s of Kali, Durga and Her Lion killing Maheshasura, Karttikeya, Krishna-Balarama, Ganesh, Krishna-Radha, Gajalakshmi, etc., by artists from Kolkata area in India.
Before beginning the day's work, potter sebaka Karttikeya Bishoi touches the paddle to his forehead in a gesture of reverence to Lord Jagannatha.