There are many kinds of ‘Gita’ and each has got its own special place in a devotee’s heart. Gita is a verse or collection of verses that appeals directly to the human heart. Verse is fluent to recite and easy to memorize. The ‘Gita’s contain instructions or answers given by the learned ones (within or beyond a physical body) to earnest seekers. Gurus of the lineage have received the Skanda Gita through revelations and passed it on to their disciples as commandments. The Skanda Gita is the divine message from the Lord Himself and covers every aspect of human life.


The first Shivanetra is said to have been born out of Lord Shiva’s Third Eye as a Swayambhu or Self-Manifested Being. It also suggests the Hindu deity Karthikeya or Kala Bhairava was the first Shivanetra. Temples which had been closely linked with the community of Shivanetras had either Karthikeya or Kala Bhairava as a sub-deity, with Lord Shiva as the main deity. The Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh in Northern India and Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi are said to be in this tradition.