Kumarasambhava is the name of one of the most celebrated poems of the Hindus, and its author is believed to have been Kalidasa (q.v.). Its subject is the legendary history connected with the birth of Kumara, or Kartikeya (q.v.), the Hindu god of war. It consists of twenty-two cantos, but only eight have hitherto been published in the original Sanscrit. The first seven have been elegantly rendered into English verse by Mr. R. T. H. Griffith, at present principal of the Benares Government College.-Chambers, Cyclop. s.v.