See also:mythology, the
See also:god of love . He is variously stated to have been the
See also:child of Brahma or Dharma (virtue) . In the Rig Veda,
See also:Kama (
See also:desire) is described as the first
See also:movement that arose in the One after it had come into
See also:life through the power of fervour or
See also:abstraction . In the Atharva-Veda Kama does not mean sexual desire, but rather the yearning after the
See also:good of all created things . Later Kama is simply the Hindu
See also:Cupid . While attempting to lure
See also:Siva to sin, he was destroyed by a fiery glance of the goddess' third
See also:eye . Thus in Hindu
See also:poetry Kama is known as Ananga, the " bodiless god." Kama's wife Kati (voluptuousness) mourned him so greatly that Siva relented, and he was reborn as the child of
See also:Krishna and Rukmini . The babe was called Pradyumna (Cupid) . He is represented armed with a
See also:bow of
See also:cane; it is strung with bees, and its five arrows are tipped with
See also:flowers which overcome the five senses . A
See also:fish adorns his
See also:flag, and he rides a
See also:parrot or sparrow, emblematic of lubricity .
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