[Advaita-l] dhUrta kalpa of atharva veda
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Sun Feb 1 11:26:05 CST 2015
Thank you, Animesh.
I now remember the thief in the drama Mrichchakatica bowing to Kartikeya.
On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Animesh via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> SrI mAtre namaH
> Namaste SrI SharmA ,
> You wrote " Why is Kartikeya called dhurta and why is he worshipped even
> after being a
> Kindly notify the word ' dhUrta ' is not a insulting word for Sri kumAra .
> Following are reasons why he is called dhUrta.
> 1) In north Indian tradition kumAra is considered as a bachelor god , who
> later broke the quoth of life long celibacy and married devasenA (
> shashthI ) .
> 2) He was considered ( historically ) as patron deity of thieves , looters
> , cheaters , gamblers and of all those frauds ( altogether called dhUrtas
> ).So since all dhUrtas worship him as their god the came to known as skanda
> dhUrta .
> 3) In Tamize story versions he for marrying Valli , took many forms ( old
> man , hunter , bangle seller ) and in form of old man by doing cheat (
> dhUrtatA ) he took promise from valli to mary him that's why he came to
> known as dhUrta .
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