One day, Narada appeared before Rumkini and told her that an
incarnation of Kama, who was burnt by Shiva's gaze, would be born to her. Soon, Rukmini gave birth to a son. He
was named Pradyumna.
Meanwhile, a terrible demon called Sambara was cursed to die by
Pradyumna. As soon as the demon came to know of Pradyumna's birth, he
took the shape of a woman. Sambara kidnapped the baby when he was just six
days old, and threw him into the ocean. A big fish swallowed the child
but Pradyumna managed to stay alive inside the fish. Meanwhile, Narada
appeared before Sambara's maid, Mayavati, and informed her about the
divine child. Mayavati was the reincarnation of Kama's wife Rati, and she
was earnestly waiting for his return. Overjoyed by Narada's information,
she recovered the baby from the fish and took him under her care.
Pradyumna grew up to be a handsome young man and resembled Kama. One
day, Mayavati told him the story of his birth and Sambara. Hearing all
this, Pradyumna grew furious and vowed to take revenge.
Mayavati had great magical powers. She empowered Pradyumna with great
strength to fight the mighty demon. Having gained the power, Pradyumna
challenged Sambara to a duel. Eventually, he killed him after a long drawn
Finally, Pradyumna returned to Dwarka accompanied by Mayavati. Upon
reaching there, everybody, including Rukmini, came out to see the divine
Pradyumna. Krishna who knew everything, invited Narada to narrate his
story. After hearing his tale, Rukmini embraced her long lost child.
Recognising them as incarnations of Kama and Rati, Krishna got them
married in a grand ceremony.