Lord Shiva had appointed his son as the commander of the deities, Kartikeya had killed Tarakasura: Swami Ram Bhajan Van

Kartikeya Swami was born in a reed forest, away from Shiva and Parvati.

The child had six faces. Kritika used to live in that forest. The Kritikas found the child and nursed it. For this reason the child was named Kartikeya.

The child started growing up away from Shiv ji and Parvati ji. The Kritikas looked after the child very well. One day Shiv ji came to know about his child.

As soon as he got the information about the child, Shiv ji immediately sent his servants to the reed forest and asked them to bring the child.

Shiva’s messengers Virbhadra, Vishalaksha, Shambhukarna, Nandishwar, Gaukarnasya, Dadhimukh etc. reached the reed forest and returned to Shiva with Kartikeya Swami along with Kritikas.

Everyone was very happy when Kartikeya reached Mount Kailash. Shiv ji and Parvati ji hugged the child and told him that you are our child. Shiva-Parvati explained the importance of family to Kartikeya and taught him to work for the betterment of the society along with the family. Shiv ji told Kartikeya that you are very brave and hence from today you are being appointed as the commander of the gods.

At that time there was terror of Tarakasura and he got a boon that he would be killed only by the son of Shiva. When Kartikeya Swami became the commander of the deities, he killed Tarakasura.