Kartikeya:The Destroyer’s Son

by Anuja Chandramouli


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Unravel the puzzle that is the mysterious and misunderstood son of Mahadeva—KARTIKEYA.Kartikeya was born from the flames of a desperate need, an ardent desire and an utmost devastation. In him was distilled the terrible powers of Mahadev, at its fiercest and most deadly. Although he fought many wars and slew many tyrants, yet his gifts to humanity have always been those of mercy, compassion and love. What makes this possible? For Kartikeya, there have always been more questions than answers. Did he really walk away from his family over a piece of fruit? What about the women in his life—was he the ravisher he is at times accused of being, or the protector of women? Was he the violent warrior who revelled in bloodlust, or a gentle family man? What was his relationship with his more popular sibling, Ganesha? Anuja Chandramouli weaves together myth, imagination and folklore while looking to answer these questions and recreates for modern readers the story of one of the most enigmatic gods—Kartikeya.

230
Rupa Publications India
English
Genre, Spirituality

About The Author

Anuja Chandramouli is a bestselling Indian author and New-Age classicist. Her previous works—Shakti: The Divine Feminine and Kamadeva: The God of Desire have been highly acclaimed. Her articles, short stories and book reviews have appeared in various publications like Femina, Women’s Era, Lonely Planet, The Hindu and The New Indian Express. An accomplished orator, Chandramouli regularly conducts storytelling sessions and workshops on creative writing, empowerment and mythology in schools, colleges and various other platforms. She is a happily married mother of two girls and is a student of classical dance and a practitioner of yoga.
Chandramouli is based in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.


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