Love,love and love have always been in the air irrespective of the seasons,time and situations.
Who wouldn’t want to fall in love and float into the river of emotions? Who wouldn’t want to feel the essence of mutual understanding? All time presence of a soul mate? Who wouldn’t want to discover a mysterious world inside every human existence ?
But have we ever wondered about the birth of love ? The source of it’s origin?
History taught us about people and their work(s). It taught us about our forefather(s). It gave us a unique foundation for our future. History is a lesson for the past mistakes. History is the mother of past. History is the proof our karmas. History is nothing but just the account of human activities.
The origin of love and desires date back to the Hellenistic period when Cupid was introduced in this human world. A chubby boy with a bow and an arrow hitting all the deserving souls to fall in love with uncontrollable desires but have we wondered what was before Cupid? Who controlled the river of emotions? Who made shots at the souls for love and desire.
Well, thanks to history which records the account of our beloved God of love – KAMA/KAMADEVA.
Kamadeva is also presented as a young handsome man with a bow and arrows beautifully decorated arrows as depicted in the terra cotta figurines of him.
Unfortunately, the God of love had to die at the hands of Shiva (well, that goes into another historical account).
It’s all about time and the different accountants of history who have beautifully credited stories at the different epoch and registered their work in our human history of reading and writing. How time changed the tradition but wasn’t able to change the needs of humans ie LOVE and DESIRE. History also proves that Love is perennial and so is the desire. Both the characters from different culture holds the uniformity in their existence that left an indelible mark in our shallow mind(s) .
“kamadeva to Cupid ” is another complete voyage of history, of centuries, of culture, of moral and of tradition.