skanda स्कन्द

Definition: m. "Attacker", Name of kārttikeya- (q.v,son of śiva- or of agni-;he is called god of war as leader of śiva-'s hosts against the enemies of the gods;he is also leader of the demons of illness that attack children[ see -graha-],also god of burglars and thieves; see -putra-and ) etc.


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: IW. 427 n. 1, MaitrS., MBh.
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