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  Karttikeya

 

Thailand

Statue of Karttikeya at Wihaan Sadet Pho Phra Siwa (fig.) in Bangkok. He is the Hindu god of war, leader of Shiva's troops and is usually considered to be the second son of Shiva. Here, he is accompanied by his mount the mayura, i.e. a peacock.