Son of Shakti Ganesha is often compared to Shiva—he is nicknamed “Son of Shiva” and he is best known for being Shiva’s messenger and also the general of Shiva’s armies.However, it is too often overlooked that his mother—and his creator—was Mother Parvati, The Goddess. As you may know Ganesha was molded by clay and brought to life by the breath of the Goddess—this was done while Shiva was away on meditation. Through Ganesha—one can find the fierce-warrior presence of Shiva but also,
"Skanda Guru Kavasam is a hymn filled with bakthi to invoke the true Guru within us (God) - in the form of Lord Murugan - and beseech Bhagavan's grace to help us attain our true nature. For those without a Guru, Sri Skanda becomes our Guru. For those with a Guru, Sri Skanda helps us realize the Oneness of Guru and God."