by J. L. Shastri | 1950 | 616,585 words
This page relates “karttikeya is crowned” as found in the Shiva-purana, which, in Hinduism, represents one of the eighteen Mahapuranas. This work eulogizes Lord Shiva as the supreme deity, besides topics such as cosmology and philosophy. It is written in Sanskrit and claims to be a redaction of an original text consisting of 100,000 metrical verses.
Disclaimer: These are translations of Sanskrit texts and are not necessarily approved by everyone associated with the traditions connected to these texts. Consult the source and original scripture in case of doubt.
1-2. In the meantime he saw an excellent, lustrous and wonderful chariot, made by Viśvakarman. It was a commodious with a hundred wheels. It was beautiful and had the quickness of the mind. It had been sent by Pārvatī and was surrounded by the excellent attendants of Śiva.
5. O ocean of mercy, how is it that you ruthlessly leave us and go? This is not a virtuous thing for a fostered son to forsake his mothers.
6. You have been brought up by us affectionately. Hence you are our son in virtue of that. What shall we do? Where shall we go? What can we do?
7. After saying this and closely embracing Kārttikeya, the Kṛttikās fell into a swoon due to the imminent separation from their son.
13. Then in order to see him Śiva, along with Viṣṇu, Brahmā, the gods, sages and others went there.
16. Eulogising and being eulogised they sang songs of praise.
21. Those who looked at Kumāra resembling Śiva saw a great halo pervading the three worlds.
23. With shoulders stooping down and eagerly engaged in shouting the cry of “Obeisance” they flanked him to the right and left and stood by.
25. In the meantime Śiva, and Pārvatī highly delighted and jubilant came there and saw their son.
26. On seeing his son, the great lord Śiva, the sole kinsman of the universe along with the great goddess Pārvatī was filled with pleasure and love—the lord who wore snakes on his body and was surrounded by the Pramathas.
27. On seeing Pārvatī and Śiva, Kārttikeya got down from the chariot immediately and saluted them.
28. Embracing him with love, Śiva kissed Kumāra on the head. He, the cause of great affection, was highly delighted.
32. Placing Kumāra shining with brilliant lustre on his lap Pārvatī shone with glory as the greatest among women who carried sons.
33. At the bidding of Śiva, Kumāra in the company of his Gaṇas came to Śiva’s abode. He felt very happy in the company of jubilant gods.
34. The couple shone simultaneously being saluted by the sages and surrounded by the important gods.
36. Seeing that sportive act with his merciful vision, lord Śiva spoke about it to Pārvatī laughingly.
37. Seeing the gentle smile of Kumāra, lord Śiva and Pārvatī attained great joy. The lord, the sole ruler of the worlds and kinsman of the universe uttered nothing with his throat choked through affection.
52. O sage, the other goddesses too who had come there gave him their respective presents. The Kṛttikās too did the same.
53. O excellent sage, there was great jubilation there. Everyone was delighted, especially Pārvatī and Śiva.
54. In the meantime, O sage, the powerful Śiva, spoke to Brahmā and to other gods laughingly and joyously.
55. “O Viṣṇu, O Brahmā, O gods, you listen to my words. I am delighted in all respects. Please choose the boons you wish.”
56. O sage, on hearing those words of Śiva, Viṣṇu and other gods spoke to Śiva with faces beaming with pleasure.
The gods said:—
57. “O lord, Tāraka will certainly be killed by Kumāra. It is for that purpose that he is born.
59. Thinking that it shall be so, lord Śiva entrusted his son to the gods in order to kill Tāraka, urged by his mercy that he was.
60. At the bidding of Śiva, Brahmā, Viṣṇu and other gods jointly started from the mountain keeping Kumāra in front.
62. There he built a divine, exquisite and wonderfully brilliant house for Kumāra. Tvaṣṭṛ set up an excellent throne there.
63. The intelligent Viṣṇu performed the auspicious ceremony of crowning Kārttikeya in the company of the gods by means of waters from all holy centres.
64. He bedecked Kārttikeya in every manner and dressed him gorgeously. He went through the ceremony in brief and made everyone celebrate the event with pleasure.
65. Viṣṇu joyously gave him the suzerainty of the universe. He applied the Tilaka mark and worshipped him along with the gods.
67. Karttikeya seated in the excellent throne and assuming the lordship and protectorate of the universe shone extremely well.
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