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Lord Kamadeva – Hindu God of Love

Love is in the air!! Thejus wishes you a Happy Valentines day !! 

Today Being Valentines day, Lets talk of Lord Kamadeva – the Hindu God of Love 

Kamadeva, the Hindu god of carnal love, is said to arouse physical desire. Born out of the heart of Creator Lord Brahma, Kamadeva is depicted as a youthful being with a greenish or reddish complexion, decked with ornaments and flowers, armed with a bow of sugarcane, strung with a line of honeybees and floral arrowheads. His consorts are the beautiful Rati and Priti, his vehicle is a parrot, his chief ally is Vasanta, the god of spring and he is accompanied by a band of dancers and performers – Apsaras, Gandharvas and Kinnaras.
The Kamadeva Legend

According to a legend Kamadeva met his end at the hands of Lord Shiva, who incinerated him in the flames of his third eye. Kamadeva had inadvertently wounded the meditating Lord Shiva with one of his arrows of love, which resulted him to fall in love with Parvati, his consort. From then on he is thought to be bodiless; however, Kamadeva has several reincarnations, including Pradyumna, the son of Lord Krishna

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