Sakti-Dhara (Sk.). Lit., the “Spear-holder ”, a title given to Kartikeya for killing Târaka, a Daitya or giant-demon. The latter, demon though he was, seems to have been such a great Yogin, owing to his religious austerities and holiness, that he made all the gods tremble before him. This makes of Kartikeya, the war god, a kind of St. Michael. http://www.blavatskycardiff.care4free.net/Blavgloss1892.htm