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| Last Updated:: 19/03/2018

Honey Bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Apis cerana

 

 

Common name

 

Honeybee

 

Hindi

 

Madhumakhi

 

Sanskrit 

 

Bhramarah

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord Kama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krishna is called Madhava or ‘born of honey (madhu)’, while the bow of Kama, the Indian Cupid, consists of a string of bees.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna,  (Penguin Book India, 2010)

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