The second son of Lord Shiva, and Goddess Parvati is also known as Subramaniam, Skanda, Guha,Murugan, Shadannana or Sanmukha .
He represents a person of perfection. He is the war God, the Hindu equivalent of Mars and Ares. He was created by all the Gods to lead the heavenly hosts and destroy the demons. He is the most masculine and fierce of all the Gods. He is also fire, Agni and is very Pitta (fiery) in nature. While Ganesh removes all obstacles, Skanda bestows all spiritual powers, particularly the power of knowledge.
Another myth connected with his birth statesthat god appealed to Lord siva for help in repelling the attack of the demons.shiva responded and assumed six faces.each with a central eye from which six sparks sprang forward,These sparks fell in to a lake situated some fifty miles northwest of channai,These sparks were transformed in to six infants,nursed by six mother who comprise in the pleiades,the six Krittikas .LORD SIVA wife PARVATHI took the six infants in to her arms.she hugghed them affectionately but the process squeezed the six so strongly that they turned in to one single body but with six heads.Reared by the six krittikas.so he is called by the name of KARTIKEYA.