The five arrows of Kamadev



In Hinduism, Kamdev is the god of love. He appeared from the mind of Brahma carrying a bow made of sugarcane and five flowery arrows. As per Hindu scriptures, the five flowery arrows are made of white lotus, red flower, mango blossom, jasmine and blue water lily.

White lotus or Aravinda creates pleasing and desiring feeling (Harshana).

Red Flower (Ashoka) creates attraction or temptation (rochanam)

Mango blossom or Amra creates infatuation or delusion (Mohanam)

Jasmine or Nava Mallika creates weakness or love sickness (Shoshanam)

Blue water lilly or nilotpala creates death (maranam)