Apsara

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.8.1112 And the Apsara, Menaka, O thou of the Bhrigu race, when her time was come, brought forth an infant near the hermitage of Sthulakesa.
Mbh.1.8.1113 And dropping the newborn infant on the banks of the river, O Brahmana, Menaka, the Apsara, being destitute of pity and shame, went away.
Mbh.1.9.1143 This poor child of a Gandharva and Apsara has had her days run out!
Mbh.1.63.3096 And in those waters dwelt an Apsara of the higher rank, known by the name of Adrika, transformed by a Brahmana's curse into a fish.
Mbh.1.63.3105 After the birth of the twins, the Apsara herself became freed from her curse.
Mbh.1.63.3108 The Apsara then rose up on the path trodden by the Siddhas, the Rishis and the Charanas.
Mbh.1.63.3109 The fish-smelling daughter of the Apsara in her piscatorial form was then given by the king unto the fishermen, saying, Let this one be thy daughter'
Mbh.1.74.3994 That celebrated Apsara, Menaka, brought me forth in a valley of Himavat.
Mbh.1.74.4009 Where is that foremost of great Rishis, where also is that Apsara Menaka?
Mbh.1.75.4145 And he brought thence, the Apsara Urvasi also.
Mbh.1.75.4179 And in the gardens of Chitraratha the king of Gandharvas, the king also enjoyed the company of the Apsara Viswachi.
Mbh.1.94.5147 The intelligent and virtuous Kaudraswa begat upon the Apsara Misrakesi ten sons who were all great bowmen.
Mbh.1.106.5993 She, however, sent unto him, a maid of hers, endued with the beauty of an Apsara and decked with her own ornaments.
Mbh.1.130.6975 Beholding that Apsara, of figure unrivalled on earth for beauty, alone in those woods and clad in a single piece of cloth, Saradwat's eyes expanded with delight.
Mbh.1.130.6978 Leaving his bow and arrows and deer-skin behind, he went away, flying from the Apsara.
Mbh.1.131.7006 Arrived at the bank of the stream, he saw Ghritachi herself, that Apsara endued with youth and beauty, who had gone there a little before.
Mbh.1.156.8176 If thou art the deity of these woods or an Apsara, tell me all regarding thyself and also why thou stayest here'
Mbh.1.168.8589 One day, on coming to the Ganga to perform his ablutions, the Rishi saw the Apsara Ghritachi, who had come before, standing on the bank after her ablutions were over.
Mbh.1.168.8590 And it so happened that a wind arose and disrobed the Apsara standing there.
Mbh.1.209.10315 Was she an Apsara water nymph or the daughter of any celestial?
Mbh.1.217.10626 The damsel replied, saying, I am, O mighty-armed one, an Apsara that sported in the celestial woods.
Mbh.3.46.2355 And when the twilight had deepened and the moon was up, that Apsara of high hips sent out for the mansions of Arjuna.
Mbh.3.46.2369 And saluting her, he offered the Apsara such worship as is offered unto a superior.
Mbh.3.46.2401 O blessed Apsara, it behoveth thee not to entertain other feelings towards me, for thou art superior to my superiors, being the parent of my race
Mbh.3.78.3858 It is evident that Damayanti, adorned with this wealth of thine that I will win, will wait upon me like an Apsara in heaven upon Indra.
Mbh.3.262.12862 And they who saw her asked themselves, Is this an Apsara, or a daughter of the gods, or a celestial phantom'
Mbh.3.263.12876 Methinks thou art a goddess, or a Yakshi, or a Danavi, or an excellent Apsara, or the wife of a Daitya, or a daughter of the Naga king, or a Rakshasi or the wife of Varuna, or of Yama, or of Soma, or of Kuvera, who, having assumed a human form, wanderest in these forests.
Mbh.4.9.348 Art thou a Yakshi, a Goddess, a Gandharvi, or an Apsara?
Mbh.9.46.3481 Vaishampayana said, The vital seed of the regenerate and high-souled Rishi Bharadwaja fell, upon beholding the large-eyed Apsara Ghritachi as the latter was passing at one time.
Mbh.12.324.20611 While thus engaged, the illustrious Rishi, O king, beheld the Apsara Ghritachi, who, in consequence of her energy, was then possessed of great beauty.
Mbh.12.324.20612 Beholding the Apsara in those woods, the illustrious Rishi Vyasa, O Yudhishthira, became suddenly smitten with desire.
Mbh.12.324.20613 The Apsara Ghritachi, seeing the Rishi's heart troubled by desire, transformed herself into a she-parrot and came to that spot.
Mbh.12.324.20614 Although he beheld the Apsara disguised in another form, the desire that had arisen in the Rishi's heart without disappearing spread itself over every part of his body.
Mbh.13.25.3428 By bathing in Pushkara, and Prabhasa, and Naimisha, and the ocean, and Devika, and Indramarga, and Swarnavindu, one is sure to ascend to heaven being seated on a celestial car, and filled with transports of joy at the adorations of Apsara.
Mbh.13.30.3906 Pramati begot upon the Apsara Ghritachi a son who was named Ruru.
Mbh.13.38.4253 Once in ancient times, the celestial Rishi Narada, having roamed over all the world, met the Apsara Panchachuda of faultless beauty, having her abode in the region of Brahman.
Mbh.13.38.4254 Beholding the Apsara every limb of whose body was endued with great beauty, the ascetic addressed her, saying, O thou of slender waist, I have a doubt in my mind.
Mbh.13.38.4256 Bhishma continued, Thus addressed by the Rishi, the Apsara said unto him, If the subject is one which is known to me and if thou thinkest me competent to speak on it, I shall certainly say what is in my mind'
Mbh.13.38.4265 Thus addressed by him, the Apsara Panchachuda of sweet smiles consented to answer Narada's question.
Mbh.13.53.5444 I see my goddess become as beautiful in body as an Apsara.
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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