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  • proper n. The Hindu deity of love, son of the goddess Sri and the incarnation of Pradyumna, Krishna's son.


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Sanskrit कामदेव (kā́ma-deva)


  • The Hindu goddess Kamadeva carries a bow, and it has a string made of honeybees.

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  • Standing atop a moon, a sun, a "growler" and a "fire-of-time" planet, most playfully with my right leg outstretched, my right leg is red and has underneath it a red Kamadeva, Deity of Desire, with one face and four arms, holding in his hands five flower-arrows and a bow, a lasso and a hook.

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  • Vatsa comes forth to behold from the terrace of his palace the frolic merriment with which his subjects celebrate the festival of _Kamadeva_, the god of love.

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  • Do not be offended without cause; I have given your _Kamadeva_ my _Rati_.

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  • A striking red and gilt shrine in a secluded grove of peepuls arrests my attention a few miles out of town, and, repairing thither, my rude intrusion fills with silent surprise a company of gentle Brahman youths and maidens paying their matutinal respects to the representation of Kamadeva, the Hindoo cupid and god of love.

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  • Among the Hindoos, where caste prejudices exist throughout all the strata of society, to avoid the awful consequences of touching their lips to a vessel out of which some unworthy wretch a shade less holy has previously drunk, the fastidious worshipper of Krishna, Vishnu, or Kamadeva always drinks from his hands, unless possessed of a private drinking vessel of his own.

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  • The Hindus have a fine parable of Kamadeva, the eastern

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  • The nayika, consumed by longing and tormented by Kamadeva with a merciless shower of arrows, entreats her sakhi to carry her message to Lord Shiva with a plea to relieve her suffering.

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  • The Kamadeva Myth It is often believed that it was on this day that Lord Shiva opened his third eye and incinerated Kamadeva, the god of love, to death.

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