Kumarasambhavam: The Origin of the Young God (Penguin Classics)

Kumarasambhavam: The Origin of the Young God (Penguin Classics)

Kālidāsa


Kumarasambhavam celebrates the affection tale of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union ends up in the delivery in their son, the younger god Kumara. starting with a luminous description of the delivery of Parvati, the poem proceeds in completely pitched sensuous element via her courtship with Siva until eventually the evening in their marriage ceremony. It performs out their story at the sizeable scale of ultimate divinity, in which the gods are seen either as fanatics and as cosmic rules. Composed in 8 scintillating cantos, Kumarasambhavam maintains to enchant readers centuries after it used to be first written. Hank Heifetz's glowing translation brings to existence the heady eroticism and luxurious imagery of the unique.

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