HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 21 - 3.



 21. Skanda Sashti - 3.


Lord Subramanya is an incarnation of Lord Siva.

All incarnations are manifestations of the one Supreme Lord.

Lord Subramanya and Lord Krishna are one.

Lord Krishna says in the Gita: “....of army generals, I am Skanda”.



The Lord manifests Himself from time to time in various names and forms, for the sake of establishing righteousness and subduing the wicked.


Lord Subramanya is a ray born of the Consciousness of Lord Siva.

Valli and Deivayanai are His two wives.

They represent the power of action and the power of knowledge respectively.

He is the easily accessible Godhead in this dark age of ignorance and godlessness.

In this He is no different from Hanuman.

He gives material and spiritual prosperity and success in every undertaking of His devotees, even if they show a little devotion to Him.

He is worshipped with great devotion in South India.

Lord Subramanya’s other names are Guha, Muruga, Kumaresa, Kartikeya, Shanmukha, and Velayudhan  ....

Swami Sivananda
 To be continued  .....




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