Kamadeva

Kamadeva
God of Love
Kamadeva1.jpg
Madan on his parrot
AffiliationDeva
AbodeVaikuntha
Mantraकाम गायत्री (kāma-gāyatrī)[1]
WeaponSugarcane bow and floral arrow (pushpa dhanu and pushpa shar)
MountParrot
ConsortRati
ParentsVishnu (father), Lakshmi (mother) (according to some texts)


Kāmadeva (Sanskrit in Devanagari: कामदेव), Kāma or Manmatha is the Hindu god of human love[2] or desire, often portrayed along with his female counterpart Rati. Kamadeva was son of lord vishnu and goddess lakshmi. Some narratives also reference Pradyumna, Krishna's son, as a reincarnation of Kamadeva.[2]

Etymology and other names

The name Kama-deva (IAST kāma-deva) can be translated as 'god of love'. Deva means heavenly or divine. Kama (IAST kāma) means "desire" or "longing", especially as in sensual or sexual love. The name is used in Rig Veda (RV 9, 113. 11).[3] Kamadeva is a name of Vishnu in Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata Purana (SB 5.18.15), and also Krishna as well as Shiva. Kama is also a name used for Agni (Atharva Veda 6.36.3).[citation needed]

Other names used in reference to Kamadeva are Manmatha/Manmathudu (one who agitates), Atanu (one without a body), Ragavrinta (stalk of passion), Ananga (incorporeal), Kandarpa (inflamer even of a god), Madana(intoxicating),[3][4] "Manmatha" मन्मथ (churner of hearts), Manasija {he who is born of mind}, a contraction of the Sanskrit phrase Sah Manasah jāta), Ratikānta (lord of Rati), Pushpavān, Pushpadhanva, Kusumashara कुसुमशर (one with arrow of flowers), Abhipura (also a name for both Brahma and Vishnu[5]), and simply Kāma (desire, longing).

Other Languages
বাংলা: কামদেব
भोजपुरी: कामदेव
català: Kamadeva
Deutsch: Kamadeva
español: Kamadeva
Esperanto: Kamadeva
हिन्दी: कामदेव
Bahasa Indonesia: Kamajaya
Basa Jawa: Bathara Kamajaya
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕಾಮದೇವ
lietuvių: Kama (dievas)
magyar: Kámadéva
मैथिली: कामदेव
മലയാളം: കാമദേവൻ
मराठी: कामदेव
Nederlands: Kamadeva
नेपाली: कामदेव
norsk nynorsk: Guden Kama
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: କାମଦେବ
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕਾਮਦੇਵ
polski: Kama (bóg)
português: Kamadeva
русский: Кама (бог)
српски / srpski: Кама (река)
svenska: Kama (gud)
தமிழ்: காம தேவன்
татарча/tatarça: Кама Ходае
తెలుగు: మన్మథుడు
українська: Камадева
中文: 伽摩