Kartikeya

Kartikeya - Indian Museum, Kolkata

Kartikeya – Indian Museum, Kolkata

At the Indian Museum, Kolkata. ca.12 Century C.E. Chlorite from North Bengal.

The name Karthikeya is derived from the six Kritika maidens who brought him up. Many forms show him with six heads – Shanmukha, but this one does not.

 

kartikeya dolls

kartikeya dolls

The legend of Kartikeya and Krittika maidens. Dolls at an exhibition. A phone grab.

 

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