Individuals of Tamil Nadu observe Holi around the legend of Kama Deva. On this day, melodies are sung that tell the woeful story of Rati and her outcries. Holi is known by three distinct names here, Kamavilas, Kaman Pandigai and Kama-Dahanam.
The Legend of Kaamadeva
The story pervasive in South India is that of Kamadeva-the Love God (what might as well be called Cupid), who travels through the forested areas in the period of Spring, pointing his enthusiasm tipped bolts that pierce the heart at all who cross his way, from his bow made of sweet sugarcane hung with murmuring honey bees.
Legend has it that not long after Shiva’s associate sati conferred suicide because of the disrespect appeared by her dad, Daksha to Lord Shiva, Shiva ended up noticeably tragic and began to think. In the mean time, the little girl of the mountains, Parvati, began ruminating to gain Lord Shiva as the spouse. Since Lord Shiva was minimum intrigued by the world, all the God wound up plainly concerned and perplexed. They moved toward Kaama and requesting that he shoot his bolt on Lord Shiva with the goal that he returns to his unique self and wed Parvati. Thus, Kaama went and shot his bolt yet Lord Shiva was maddened and opened his third eye and consumed Kaama to powder. Shiva at that point looked towards Paarvati and fructified her atonement by wedding her.
The anguish stricken Rati, Kamdev’s better half, at that point importunes Lord Shiva for kindness. Shiva yields and halfway reestablishes Kamadeva to Rati. Despite the fact that she can see him, he stays without physical shape ‘anang’. The tunes sung here are the stories of Rati’s languishments. Another translation is that Parvati (Siva’s partner) breathes life into Kamadeva back and the day he inhaled again is praised as Holi. In this way, Holi is likewise considered as a celebration that commends love.