'The Two Deities - Ganesha and Karttikeya- Symbolise Two Aspects Of Life Itself; One, Spirituality That Leads To Divinity, And The Other, Activity That Destroys Evil, That is Why, Neither of Them Is Born From A Mother's Womb, for Then They Would Be Mortal.
The sons of Shiva and Parvati - Ganesha and Karttikeya - are included in the Shiva pantheon. Ganesha-Karttikeya present in detail the legends in the Puranas and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata regarding the birth of the two gods and the iconography and symbolic interpretation of Ganesha and Karttikeya as found in the ancient texts. It also discusses the legends connected with the Ashta Vinayakas (Eight Ganesha temples in Maharashtra) and the Tamil tradition of Karttikeyas worship, among others.
Ashish Khokar is a well-known writer and commentator on arts and crafts; culture and Civilisation; religion and spirituality of India. He has been a critic for the Times of India, columnist for several magazines, a TV personality and editor of Attendace, Indias yearbook on dance.
S. Saraswati has a rich and variegated experience of the philosophy, culture and the arts of India. She has been a lecturer of Philosophy at Mumbai University and has conducted field studies and documented several performing arts traditions.
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