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TRILOCHANA. [Source: 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.

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