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{~ka.} स्क = स ् क : thibilant /θ/ -> sibilant /s/ as in English <skin> {s~ka.}
{~hka} स्ख = स ् ख /skʰa/

 

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Murugan - god of war

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{ka.}-conjunct स्क = स ् क
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स्कंधौ (ska.ndhau)
Skt: स्कंधौ (ska.ndhau) - shoulders - OnlineSktDict

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स्कन्द (skanda)
Skt: स्कन्द (skanda) - a name of Katikeya, god of war - OnlineSktDict

See my note on Kartikeya

स्कन्दः (skandaH)
Skt: स्कन्दः (skandaH) - Kartikeya - OnlineSktDict

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स्कन्धः (skandhaH)
Skt: स्कन्धः (skandhaH) - m. shoulder - OnlineSktDict

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{~hka} स्ख = स ् ख
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स्खलनशील (skhalanashiila)
Skt: स्खलनशील (skhalanashiila) - adj. liable to lapse - OnlineSktDict

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UKT notes

Kartikeya

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murugan 110920

Murugan (Tamil: முருகன், Skt: सुब्रह्मण्य, Hindi: कार्तिकेय, Kanada: ಸುಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯ, Telugu: సుబ్రహ్మణ్యేశ్వర స్వామి, Malayalam: ശ്രീ സുബ്രഹ്മണ്യസ്വാമി ) also called Kartikeya, Skanda and Subrahmanya, is a popular Hindu deity especially among Tamil-Hindus, worshipped primarily in areas with Tamil influence, especially South India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius and Reunion Island. His six most important shrines in India are the Arupadaiveedu temples, located in Tamil Nadu. In Sri Lanka, Hindus as well as Buddhists revere the sacred historical Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna and the sacred Buddhist and Hindu shrine or Kataragama temple (also in Sinhala "Katharagama Devalaya") dedicated to him, situated deep south in the country.[1] Chinese in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, of Malaysia also pray to Lord Murugan during Thaipusam.

Lord Murugan is more popular in South India especially among Tamil people famously referred as Thamizh Kaduvul (God of Tamils) compared to other parts of India. He is the patron deity of the Tamil land (Tamil Nadu).[2] Like most Hindu deities, He is known by many other names, including Senthil (Smart), Saravaṇa, Kārtikeya (meaning 'son of Krittika' ), Arumugam, Sanmuga(from Sanskrit Ṣaṇmukha), Shadanana (meaning 'one with six faces'), Kumāra (meaning 'child or son'), Guhan or Guruhuha (meaning 'cave-dweller'), Skanda (meaning 'that which is spilled or oozed, namely seed' in Sanskrit),[3] Subrahmaṇya, Vēlaṇ and Swaminatha.[4] In Indonesia, the name Kartika is more commonly a girl's name.

In Durga Puja in Bengal, Murugan is considered to be a son of Parvati along with his brother Ganesha and his sisters Saraswati and Lakshmi.[5]

UKT: More in the Wikipedia article

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