Pehowa Kartikeya Temple is an ancient Murugan temple constructed in the 5th century B.C is situated in Nand Colony, Pehowa, Haryana. Kartikeya is the army commander of Devas and the son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi and his brother is Lord Ganesha. Kartikeya is also known as Skanda, Kumara, Murugan, Mahasena, Subrahmanya, Senthil, Saravaṇa, Arumugam, Shanmukha, Kumara, Guha, Skanda. Lord Murugan is the primary deity in temples wherever Tamil talking people live worldwide (Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, Indonesia, Singapore and parts of South Africa.
Women are not allowed to enter the main womb of the temple. Here the devotees observe a very strict Chaturmas vrat. It is believed that a true devotee of this shrine never loses a battle in life. The sanctum sanctorum consists of two blocks of stone and a marble image of Lord Kartikeya flanked by two oil lamps. Devotees offer mustard oil in blocks and lamps.
Legend says that Sri Krishna told Prince Yudhishthira to light two lamps in honor of the 18 Lakh warriors who lost their lives in the battle of Kurukshetra. It is believed that the two lamps flanking the temple are the same and were glowing till now.
Pehowa Sree Kartikeya Temple Timings: 6.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Pehowa Kartikeya Temple Address:
Haryana – 136128.