Kamadeva (left) with Rati on a temple wall of Chennakesava Temple, Belur.In Hinduism, kāma is pleasurable love, personified by the Kamadeva. In contrast to kāma, prema or prem refers to an elevated love. Karuna is compassion and mercy, which impels one to help reduce the suffering of others. Bhakti is a Sanskrit term, meaning "Loving-Devotion to the Supreme-God." A person who practices 'bhakti' is called a 'bhakta.' Hindu writers, theologians, and philosophers distinguish nine-forms of 'bhakti,'
MADANA मदन – he who intoxicates, is represented as a handsome, winged young man who wields a bow and arrow. His lethal weapon of love is a bow made of sugarcane with a string of honeybees and the arrows are adorned with five kind of fragrance to incite every sense: Asoka Tree flowers – Fertility Lotus – Purity in Life Blue Lily – Peace and Tranquillity Jasmine – Seduction Mango flowers – Prosperity and Fulfilment