Kama


Ka·ma

noun \ˈkä-mə\

Definition of KAMA

:  the Hindu god of love

Origin of KAMA

Sanskrit Kāma, from kāma love
First Known Use: 1861

Ka·ma

geographical name \ˈkä-mə\

Definition of KAMA

river E Russia in Europe flowing SW into the Volga S of Kazan'

Kama

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Indian mythology, the god of love. In the Vedic age he personified cosmic desire or the creative impulse, and he was called the first-born of primeval chaos. He was later often depicted as a handsome youth attended by heavenly nymphs, who shot love-producing flower arrows from a sugarcane bow. He was once killed by Shiva, who was enraged when Kama disturbed his meditation on a mountaintop, but the great god later relented and brought Kama back to life.

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