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This name is known as 'peace'. The great Goddess Kamala is known as the bestower of peace. Perhaps the meaning 'red' comes from the red Hindu bindi mark on forehead (third-eye) between the eyebrows, which signifies peace and tranqulity for mortals. Some people say that 'Kamala' means lotus, but lotus is known as 'Padme', 'Padmini', 'Kumudini' (night lotus), and 'Alapadme' (full lotus). So the colour red, the lotus, and peace would all be aspects of a Goddess, so all would apply, yet there is room for various interpretations which is the beauty of Sanskrit words.
angelina  2/12/2005
Also means "terrible" in Finnish (this, however, has nothing to do with the etymological history of this particular name).
― Anonymous User  3/23/2006
A courtesan in Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha.
Dray  5/23/2006
Kamala Harris is a district attorney and is included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
Kamala Markandaya is an author who wrote Nectar in a Sieve.
pandasayscynical  8/24/2008
Kamala Khan is the fourth bearer of the superhero identity Ms. Marvel, in the comic book of the same title. She is a first generation Pakistani-American and the first Muslim superhero to headline her own series.
Lyzz  9/7/2014

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