Kartikeya, the mighty deity of war and wisdom, wields his divine spear to vanquish darkness and guide humanity's path.

Kartikey Swami temple is located near Kanakchauri village on the Rudraprayag – Pokhari route in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. A favourable 3k trek from Kanak Chauri village takes you to the incredible beauty of Kartikey Swami temple.

Lord Kartikeya Swami is also known as Kartik Murugan Swami in the Southern part of India:

In the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the ‘Six Homes of Lord Muruga’ are among the most colourful, exotic and important pilgrimage sites in the world. Muruga, or Murukan, is the Tamil name for a god who is also known as Skanda, Subrahmanya, Kumara and Kartikeya; he is an amalgamation of two gods, deriving from ancient indigenous Tamil culture and external Vedic influences. In Epic times, myths of the Mahabharata and Ramayana describe Skanda as a divine warrior-hero born of the seed of the god Rudra for the purpose of defeating troublesome demons known as Asuras. This Skanda of the Epics, when he is brought into Tamil Nadu, becomes linked with Murukan, a name initially given to a god of the Kurincis culture. The Kurincis, a resident people living in the forested hills, had a legendary love of dance, play and nature, and the name of their god Murukan means ‘beautiful, fragrant, young and vibrant one’. 

References in Tamil poetry of the 1st and 2nd centuries AD represent Murukan as a lord of the hills and hunt, a controller of epidemics and malicious forces, and a deity who is fondly worshipped with the frenzied dance of beautifully decorated damsels. He is also a philosopher-teacher who is accepted as the inspiration and writer of the Tamil language and literature.