Manmatha Klim White Colohne Sanskrit Dictionary: manmatha m. (either an intens. form fr. {math} , or fr.%{man} = {manas} + {matha} , agitating ; cf. {mandeha} and {mandhAtR}) love or the god of love , amorous passion or desire (ifc. f. {A}) Feronia Elephantum the 29th (3rd) year in a 60 years cycle of Jupiter N. of a physician and various other men ({A}) f. N. of Dakshayani . 2 mAnmatha mf(%{I})n. (fr. {manmatha}) relating to or concerning love , produced by love , filled with love belonging to the god of love So to wake Shiva from his deep meditation the devas deputed Manmatha , the God of love who shot his flower arrows at Paramashiva. Paramashiva woke up and opened his third eye and burnt the God of love into ashes. The Devas and Rathi Devi the wife of Manmatha requested Paramashiva to give life to Manmatha. Heeding for their request Paramashiva stared at the ashes of Manmatha.From the ashes came Bhandasura Who made all the world as impotent and ruled from the city called Shonitha pura.He started troubling the devas.The devas then sought the advice of Sage Narada who advised them to conduct a fire sacrifice. From the fire rose Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari. http://www.celextel.org/stotrasdevi/lalitasahasranamam.html

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