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The Birth of Kumara

Kālidāsa David Smith February 09, 2018

This court epic describes events leading up to the birth of Kum ra, the war god who will defeat the demon T raka The gods try to use Kama, the Indian Cupid, to make the ascetic god Shiva fall in love with the daughter of the Himalaya mountain Kama fails, and is burnt to ashes by the angry Shiva Then Parvati, the daughter of the mountain, herself turns to asceticism to wThis court epic describes events leading up to the birth of Kum ra, the war god who will defeat the demon T raka The gods try to use Kama, the Indian Cupid, to make the ascetic god Shiva fall in love with the daughter of the Himalaya mountain Kama fails, and is burnt to ashes by the angry Shiva Then Parvati, the daughter of the mountain, herself turns to asceticism to win the husband she longs for She is successful, and the climax of the poem is the marriage and lovemaking of Shiva and Parvati, parents of the universe.The greatest long poem in classical Sanskrit, by the greatest poet of the language, Kali dasa s The Birth of Kum ra is not exactly a love story but a paradigm of inevitable union between male and female, played out on the immense scale of supreme divinity In this court epic, the events are described leading up to but not including the birth of Kum ra, the war god destined to defeat the demon T raka.Co published by New York University Press and the JJC FoundationFor on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http claysanskritlibrary


  • Title: The Birth of Kumara
  • Author: Kālidāsa David Smith
  • ISBN: 9780814740088
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
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