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Kartikeya honored all the gods who helped in the elimination of the Rakshasas. He also released all the gods who had been imprisoned by Shurapadma. Whatever treasure had been looted and brought from different places, was all sent back to those places. With the help of the divine engineer Vishwakarma was rebuilt all the buildings, gardens and cities destroyed and burnt by the Rakshasas. Kartikeya seated Indra safely on the throne of Heaven. He also saw to it that everyone lived in peace and happiness, following the path of virtue. Shiva praised the valor of Kumara.

Kartikeya's knowledge was immense even more than Shiva and Brahma. A little incident is often narrated in this regard.

Once in Kailasa Lord Shiva was in the divine assembly. All his angelic devotees had gathered there. There was divine music and the sound of musical instruments along with singing. Bhringi was dancing. Brahma, Indra and many others were all there. Kartikeya stood in front of Shiva. Shiva merely raised his eyebrows to stop the dance, looked at Kumara once and then at Brahma. The latter stood up. Everyone was looking at him. Brahma said, "O lord, you asked me to start the education of your son. And I accordingly in the early hours of the dawn tried to teach him the sacred 'Omkara'. All at once he held my hand and asked, 'what is the meaning of Om?' Even before learning to write, you should not ask for the meaning," I said.

"Then, O lord Shiva, he scolded me and was about to beat me. He who killed Tarakasura on the seventh month after his birth certainly will not care for me! I was afraid and said I would explain the meaning. I explained the spiritual significance of the word 'Om' in twelve thousand verses. Still he was not satisfied and said, 'Brahmadeva, you don't know'. He is standing before you. You may yourself explain the meaning of 'Omkara', which is the Pranava. I do not know more than what I have already explained."

Kartikeya - the protector of the universe
Hearing Brahma's words, Shiva nodded his head admiring his son's intelligence. He explained its significance in twelve lakh verses and then Kartikeya said, "Father, it is wrong on my part to have said that Brahma did not know." Shiva understood Kumara's sarcasm. He also felt a little angry that Kumara implied that he, Shiva, was also ignorant. Yet affection and pride welled up in him because the son was so intelligent. "Then how many meanings are there for this Pranava?" asked Shiva. "Twelve crores", Kumara replied.

Shiva was wonder-struck at the wealth of knowledge Kumara possessed. With the feeling that this wealth of knowledge should result in the welfare of the world, he replied, "Beloved Kumara, take a birth on the earth, and by teaching the significance of Omkara to the humans, help them become higher beings."

Kartikeya, as many believe, was born in a place called Shrikashi in Tamilnadu with the name of Tirujnanasambandhi. He preached the pursuit of higher knowledge, devotion to God and the path of virtue.

Among the boys who displayed extraordinary courage and heroism for the welfare of the world, the very first one was Kartikeya. Even as a child he was an unparalleled hero. He destroyed the wicked, protected the virtuous and upheld 'Dharma' or the path of virtue. His learning was unequalled. He also brought into vogue the performance of sacrifices without the killing of animals.

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