SS*5)Kartikeya Indus seal;Puneet code Indus; IVC case study 4.



The ENIGMA.                                              ( ?Greek 7 sisters/ ?Vedic 7 rishis/ ?Tantric/ ?Astronomy 7 Kritikas? Human sacrifice )


Diety in Peepal tree with big tuft of hair
Importance of Peepal tree in Ancient Indian tradition.
Kneeling lady with large tuft of hair and a newborn on ground
A large male CAPRA, with hoofs adopted for Himalaya or mountain living
7 ladies with long  braids and loin cloth.

Kartikeya the newborn

Family details

Parents of Kartikeya

Father ; Shiva

SHAIV-ISM ( शैव्य) in 2 minutes

Mother; Ma Parvati

Sibling of Kartikeya

Brother of Kartikeya;  Ganesha

Ganesha wives ( Ridhi & Sidhi)

Sister of Kartikeya;

Ashoka Sundari (married to Nahusha; son= Yayati; Grandsons= Puru, Yadu, Anu, Turvashu, Druhyu)

Nephew of Kartikeya

First  Chakarvarti King of Bharat ; Yayati

King Yayati

Kartikeya 7 step mothers;  KARTIKAS

lucky 6

This Indus seal depicts in detail two important events from ancient Bharat tradition related to persons of Shiva family.

One of the two sons Shiva is named kartikya.

Kartikeya was born out of 6 sparks from THIRD EYE of Shiva, had 6 heads and breast fed by 6. Thereby named KARTIKEYA after KRITIKAS.

Six sparks from third eye of Shiva.
Mata Ganga handing over newborn KARTI-KEYA to Maya GAUTAMI

When kartikya was about to be born Maa Parvati was warned by a demon called Tarakasur that he shall slain the new born child as and when born because demon was cursed by Brahmaa jee that he shall be killed by one of the son of Shiva at 7 months of age.

The Abduction by Demon & escaping death.

There by when child was found abonded by demon who thought newborn was killed; the VARUN DEV handed over to Mata Ganga. Mata Ganga finally handed over the newborn baby under the care of Devi Jatila (who was ever VIRGIN- even after marriage- as by an earlier blessing) daughter of Rishi Gautam. She is shown under the sacred PEEPAL tree.

Newborn handed over to Mata Jatila   by Mata Ganga

Ganga offering baby to Gautami who inturn handover to six other Karitka(s).

The six of these ( JATILA excluded) wives of Sapt-rishies made newborn breast feed through six heads of Kartikeya.

6 heads for feeding 6 wet nursing aids called Kritikas.

Kartikeya, six heads to facilitate easy breast feeding by six Krittikiyas or wives of Seven rishis ( note the seventh one JATILA, daughter of RISHI GAUTAM was blessed to sustain VIRGINITY ever despite even being married.The section 10.1 of the Taittiriya Aranyaka mentions him as Sanmukha (six faced one), 

Kartikeya is also named as Sakand and thus his mother Parvati also called as “Skand Mata”. His other names are Murugan, Subramanya as well as Kumar.


Newborn Kartikeya;handed over by Mata Ganga to Devi Zatila for safety from demon TARAKASUR .ZATILA took care with six KARTIKAS ( total 7 wives of 7 Rishis or seers) to grow up . The Kartikeya
later kill the Demon TARKA-SUR and saved the celestial HE GOAT of NARDA SEER.
Name of seven wives of Sapt rishis. Sapt rishis change from cycle to cycle say

Kartikeya Saves the celestial HE Goat of Narda

Small upright tail ( not like bull)
SHARP SPIRAL HORNS, fur on the neck & shoulder, Hoofs.
Horns Similar to spiral  horns combo animal in Indus seal

Capra, the Goat on seal is shown as male ( HE goat) ; fur in the neck region ; and hoofs.

NARAD MUNI one of the 7 Manas sons of BRAHMA.

Kartikeya is connected with a famous story of a celestial GOAT  and sage NARDA.

“One day Narada came to Kartikeya and requested him to find a HE GOAT which had got lost.  The goat was supposed to be offered as the sacrifice.

Kartikeya went in search of that celestial goat. He found it in the Vishnuloka where it was creating nuisance. When the goat saw Kartikeya, goat attacked him with sharp horns.

Kartikeya climbed on the back and made goat ran through all the three worlds and finally returned back to original place. Then Kartikeya climbed down from goat’s back.”If the goat was not found, my vow would remain unfulfilled.” Said Narada.Narada arrived and demanded his goat.

Kartikeya told him that his YAGYA had been accomplished by actual travel of three worlds and there was no need to sacrifice the poor goat to please three worlds. Narada the brahmin went back satisfied.

Brother Ganesha defeating Kartikeya

After Sakand lost to his brother Ganesha in a race to encircle whole universe seven times,which Ganesha symbolically completed by moving 7times around mother Ma Parvati and Shiva. Sakand got angry and setttled in a place in Tamil Nadu called Palani.

Continuum of Kartikeya

Tamils consider him as “one of their own”. Many people also attribute Tamil culture and language to him. Many temples are raised where ever Tamil people reside in or outside India. However Sakand temples are there throughout India.

Dattatraya as mentor to Kill the demon.

Kartikya got trained in Yoga by Lord Dattatraya

Killing of Demon TARKA-SUR by Kartikeya

Later Kartikeya grew up and killed TARAKASUR.

TARKASUR vowed to kill KARTIKEYA at birth.
Kartikya vel pierced the chest of Demon TARKA-SUR and killed demon at an tender age of 7 months.

Kartikeya Kill Brother of Demon


SURA- PADMA as mango tree; split open by KARTIKYA

Tarakasur brother; SURA-PADMA, was later killed again by the vel of Kartikya that split opened a large mango tree; the SURA-PADMA has transformed.

Andhra connect of Kartikeya;

Kartikeya was popular in major cultural centers of ancient India. For example, he was a major god for; the Ikshvakus an Andhra dynasty

Kartikeya Tradition Continuum in 400 AD.Gupta kingdom.

Sakand was well worshipped by Gupta rulers of India.

Kartikeya as Hero of Kalidas epic poem. 400 AD

Kalidasa’s epic poem Kumar sambhava, features Kartikeya.

Kartikeya Honoured by Pallava rulers;

500 AD India.

In south India, eight of the early   Pallava rulers (300-550 CE) were named after Skanda or Kumara, suggesting the significance of Kartikeya.


Kritikas moon mansion & Hindu festivity

on the 11th day of moon sukal paksh of kartik month there is a mention of ritual where king Rishab Bishab ( also related to Jainism) who was offered the drink of sugarcane juice and who inturn ring the bells in ears of Lord Vishnu and make him get up from the sleep of six months as there is transition of sun from one tropic to another ( tropic of Cancer & tropic of Capricorn)

On this day of 11th moon the spiritual guru transmit the power to disciple heart.

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