Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Skanda-The God Of War by molee Skanda-The God Of War by molee
Murugan -the god of war!
he's known by many names such as
Guha,Devasenapati,Kumara and Mahasena.

According to Vana Parva of Mahabharata
Skanda was born to Agni and Swaha.. for the purpose of destroying the growing army of demons and their leader Taraka,and to maryy the beautiful ousin of Indra,Devasena ..

Swaha was in love with Agni and she approached him under the guise of Siva(the wife of Angirasa,not to be confused with Shiva who is Rudra/Sankara)..
Agni happily accepting her as his wife ,because he him-self was in love with the wives of the seven sages.He married and copulated with Swaha thinking that she is Siva(wife o f Angirasa) in the forest.
Swaha thought to her-self that if she was impregnated with the child
then it would cause a slur amongst the wives of the sages and so ,she took the form of a bird to fly out of the forest easily carrying the seed of Agni, she then threw away his seed in a lake.

After she threw away the seed of Agni inside the lake she continued her love-play taking forms of six of the wives of the Saptarishis.. continuing her act she threw away Agni's seed six times inside the same lake on the first lunar day.Swaha could not take the form of Arundhati because of here devotion to her husband Vasishta.
When the sages knew of this incident they divorced their wives doubting their chastity and these wives of the six sages of the Spatarishis came to be known as the Kritikas.

Soon a child of terrible prowess was formed out the seed in the lake and the fact that the child was a cast-off ,the sages named him as Skanda.The baby assumed its form on the second lunar day and grew to the size of a little child on the third and his limbs developed on the fourth.Having six faces,twelve limbs and sharp teeth, the child being surrounded by masses of red clouds flashing lightning, resembled the rising sun!
then seizing the bow used by Rudra to destroy the three cities, he uttered a terrible roar ,then the entire universe trembled at his voice!

Skanda became adept in the art of war and served under Indra as the generalissimo of his army and married Indra's cousin(not daughter) Devasena-who waited for her destined husband before he was even born.

In other texts such as the Shiva Maha Purana and Kumarasambhavam, Lord Karthikeya was born to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Add a Comment:
ballsackpotato Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
im relating a lot of the hindu rigveda scriptures, as how these tales were used to frame the religion of hinduism by the aryans. basically Muruga was a tamil god, just like Shiva. they were just spirituality seekers and warriors. but rig veda to unite all the gods they incorporated everything and created a tale that best suit all. 
Shaka-Osaka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
well done, I am looking forward to the 150 million dollar blockbuster movie animated version of the Mahabharata using your skills in theaters near me.

Shaka-Osaka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Well done, I will be looking for the animated version 150 billion dollar blockbuster movie in theaters near me.
Sekai-Zero Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
Wow I see you are extremely skilled.I and one friend have come up witha manga plot , but we cant make our own manga because our drawing skills are very poor.If you are interested in getting paid to make our manga , contact this email address.
Ascheriitz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Amazing artwork! May I use this as a profile picture on a forum? With due credit and a link to your devaintart page =)
KRAEDER Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, Kratos can suck it.
VINESHKUMARSINGH Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
he is actually shivas first son
molee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wait i have to update the description.
kaussik Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
lol update 
Sharab Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Hi dude safe to say am your fan in just a day there are so may forms of shiva one of the mightiest and furious from of shiva is sharabeshwara would love to see your work on it
love the karthik pic would love to see his six headed 12 armed posture with 12 weapons in a more modern look
tamannah Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
luv ur drawings....its nt d same stuff....its sumthin dfrent n has got its own style....!!! :D
satishverma Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very very beautiful work.
Ajathashatru Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Writer
KArtikeya... gotto lov dis..
hinaruto4ever Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY I FOUND YOU! Jeez, I would see your illustrations all over the internet but I only just now found you.
lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sir, I love how captured his character as a warrior god!! Also love the burning village in the background!! La la la la 
Vaibhavandkratos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Kartikeya was never that cool and kickass. Nice Job Dude.  
usav Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Also god of tamil language ....

pertodonunca Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Steampunk Indian God of War?
Is that... A sniper?!
ak5hAyvs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Mind blowing man!! I bow before your talent.
Love and respect :) Keep up the amazing work

Is it okay to share your artworks?
waikar3d Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
AntiMach Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
His kill efficiency must make his superiors very happy. He always reaches quota. 100% quality. No call backs. 'Cause their dead.
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
rohanrpednekar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome portrait of Karttikeya
aniruddh121 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Pretty beast.
semperliber2011 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Jegatharsan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the most awesome Murugan depiction I've ever seen!
ajishrocks Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
excellent work!!!!
Abhimanyu8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Dude, bless your skill man! AWESOMENESS!
venkatiyer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012

God Bless
You do have an amazing gift
Waiting to see your art work on

1. Balarama
2. Vyasa
3. Raavana
4. The remaining Avatar of Lord Vishnu (Matsya, Kurma etc)

You really take the significance of our Mythology to great extent
molee Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!! :aww:
and i'll paint them for sure,its a pretty long queue i have here!
usav Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
and kud u also do Ardhanari....
Deviant-Anand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
truly amazing...Karthikeyan is marvelous...
Kodomina Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this's beautiful <33 I really love the way u draw his pose & expression dear :iconinloveplz: Such a looker <33
Such gorgeous piece of art :iconmonkeythumbplz:
DevilLucifer80 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012 revolution way.... wonderful costume n pose....:clap:..:floating:
molee Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!! :aww:
DevilLucifer80 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
welcome :squee:
yamadharma Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist
fetastic work man............ fantastic
TrIXInc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   Digital Artist
perphaps the most interesting way of depicting Lord Murugan in such manner. Its a beautiful work, complete new approach. Glad to view this. Vetri Vel!
molee Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!! :D
vetri vel muruganuku arohara!!!
kapiljadhav Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
You have got it beautifully.. I wish his mount peacock also to be there which will give nice balance of blue color
saico2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
bro .. this one blew me away
molee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! :D
Lisakooo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good, good job
jomet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This God of War looks way more better than the Kratos. [link]
molee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
moony1357 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
THIS is incomplete? Love the eyes!
molee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
its complete now! :D
jumboZM Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
looks badass :D
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
October 19, 2011
Image Size
940 KB


80,711 (24 today)
767 (who?)