Subject: Re: gods
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lokeswara Rao)
Date: Wed, 4 May 1994 19:48:53 GMT
Organization: University of Montana, Missoula
In article <email@example.com>,
Manoj Khiani <kmanoj@po.EECS.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:
>Well, as you may or may not know, Hinduism is polytheistic. Many gods,
>I think, personify similar attributes. For love, the word Kama comes to
>mind(as in Kama Sutra). I'm not sure if there is a deity with this name,
>but that's how love is said in Sanskrit.
I believe the word for love is 'prema'.
But I think what John had in mind was 'lust' and your explanation is
correct there , i.e. 'kama'
Many of the erotic sculptures were done in India, I think, to please the
then reigning kings, they are not representative of hinduism totally