Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] 'Three-eyed,' i.e. Siva.
The Mahabharata relates that the third eye burst from Siva's forehead
with a great flame when his wife playfully placed her hands over his
eyes after he had been engaged in austerities in the Himalaya. This
eye had been very destructive. It reduced Kama, the god of love, to ashes.
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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