Here is my twenty second entry for BettyLouise’s, IdahoBlueBird50 Mysteries Blog, Animal of the Day (AOTD) challenge. Here is the link to BettyLouise’s blog https://idahobluebird50.com/2019/10/07/aotd-coyote-october-7-2019/

Kamadeva or Manmatha is the Hindu god of human love or desire, who is often portrayed along with his female counterpart Rati. Kamadeva was son of Lord Maha Vishnu and Goddess Maha Lakshmi. Some narratives also reference Pradyumna, Lord Krishna’s son, as a reincarnation of Kamadeva. Kamadeva has a parrot named Suka as his vahana. Kāmadeva is represented as a young, handsome man who wields a bow and arrows. His bow is made of sugarcane, and his arrows are decorated with five kinds of fragrant flowers. The five flowers are white lotus, Ashoka tree flowers, Mango tree flowers, Jasmine flowers and blue lotus flowers. The names of these flowers in Sanskrit in order are Aravinda, Ashoka, Choota, Navamallika, and Neelotpala. Some of the attributes of Kamadeva are: his companions are a cuckoo, a parrot, humming bees, the season of spring, and the gentle breeze. All these are symbols of spring season, when his festival is celebrated as Holi, Holika or Vasanta.

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