Skanda (Karttikeya; Shanmukha)
HINDU DYNASTIES Anonymous
(active c 600 - c. 1600)
11th-18th c Indian Tamil Sculpture
Rajamudy. East Godavari. India.
Chennai (Madras). Government Museum.
He is a son of Shiva and the god of war. Known as Shanmukha or Subrahmanya in Southern India and is also as Kartikeya in the North. He is worshipped primarily in southern India in the form of a god with six heads and twelve arms and rides on his peacock mount Paravani.
Caption: TAMIL Anonymous| Skanda (Karttikeya; Shanmukha) |Tamil|c. 1000-1900|Indian|©Kathleen Cohen|indi2003
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