Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

KAMA

Hindu Desire God

Also known as Kamadeva

Picture of the Hindu Desire God Kama from our Hindu mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Sexy deity of Love and Desire

He is a beautiful Hindu youth who rides an elephant or a parrot (yes, a parrot) and has a Cupid-like bow made of sugar cane.

Accompanied by his sexy consort Rati, he promotes the arts of sexual love in all its many forms.

There are big spiritual blessings to be gained from a bit of sex — or even a lot. Unlike other, more stuffy, religions, the Hindu concept of Kama (love) includes the physical side too.

Pretty much anything goes as Kama is a very open-minded God of Desire. It’s just as well we don’t all desire the same things.

Together with Rati he literally wrote the book on sexual pleasure — you must have heard of the KAMA SUTRA. The book that launched a thousand naughty websites.

This is what comes of having Vishnu and Lakshmi for parents.

Kama Facts and Figures

Name: Kama
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kamadeva

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Desire
Area of expertise: Desire, Lust

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1299

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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