SUMMARY | PHOTO GALLERY | NEXT PICTURE | PREVIOUS PICTURE | | LEXICON

RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

  

 

 

  Madana with Rati

 

India

Madana, who is also known as Manmatha, Kama and Kamadeva, is the Hindu god of love and desire. Here, he is depicted with his consort Rati, and holding a bow, as well as love arrows decorated with human faces. As with most Hindu gods, his shakti is depicted on his left side, i.e. closest to the heart.