About The Deity
Days on which lord kartikeya is worshipped
SkandaSashti is an important Hindu festival. Shashti is the 6th day since Amavasya or No Moon Day.
Every Shukla (The Waxing fortnight) Shashti is dedicated to the worship of Lord Skanda – God of war
Sashti, the waxing moon phase day and the Krittika star day every month, are regarded as most auspicious for propitiating Lord Muruga.
Internationally Known temples of Lord Kartikeya
1. Kataragamam Temple, Sri Lanka
2. Kovil Montagne or Sri Siva Subramanya Thirukovil, Mauritius
3. Sri Subramaniar Temple Batu Caves, Malaysia
4. Shri Raja Rajeshwari Amman Kovil, Indonesia
5. Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
6. Kallumalai Temple, Ipoh
7. Sydney Murugan Temple
Planet Mars and Lord Kartikeya
The Planet Mars – sometimes known in Vedic Astrology as Mangala or Kuja, is son of the Earth, and is a focus of energy or shakti of the Earth. Mars is said to be of a fiery nature, and has the Vedic fire god Agni as its ruling deity.
The mythological tales of the Puranas gives the son of Lord Shiva, Karthikeya (also known as Skanda, Murugan, Subramaniam) as the deity behind Planet Mars.
In the Skanda Purana, a Hindu religious text, Mars is known as the deity Mangala and was born from the sweat of Shiva.
The planet is called Angaraka in Sanskrit, after the celibate god of war who owns the signs of Aries and Scorpio, and teaches the occult sciences.
Some of the different names
of Lord Kartikeya
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