Kama

Hindu - God of love. Son of Aniruddha and Trishna, Dharma and Shraddha, Krishna and Rukmini or Vishnu and Lakshmi. Brother of Sama and Lakshmi. Husband of Rati and Priti. Husband of Red Tara, some say. He was opposed to one of the Matrikas, Yogeshvari. An alternative account of his origin has him born from the heart of Brahma at the birth of the universe and, like Eros, he fires arrows to inflame the passions of those they strike. His bow-string is said to be a string of bees and he carries five arrows, each with its own designation - Carrier of Death, Exciter, Infatuator, Inflamer and Parcher. When he interrupted Shiva's meditation, he was burned to a cinder by the fierceness of the god's third eye but he was born again as Pradyumna, son of Krishna and Rukmini. As the limbless version, Kama is known as Ananga. He is depicted as having three heads and three eyes and may be riding on a parrot or a peacock. Sometimes called Kama, Ananga, Ananga, Ananda, Kama, Rukmini, Mara, Mara, Mayi, 'death', Namilu or Hindu Mr(i)yu.
Japanese - A god of longevity. He is depicted holding a scroll and riding on a stag. In some references, known as Kama, Ananga, Ananga, Ananda, Kama, Rukmini, Mara, Mara, Mayi, 'death', Namilu or Hindu Mr(i)yu.

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