Questions tagged [apsaras]

celestial singers and dancers who, together with the gandharvas,

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How much Tapas should one do for Indra to send down an Apsara for him?

Indra frequently sends down Apsaras for men who try to do lots of Tapas to distract them. Suppose one wants to intentionally get an Apsara. How much Tapas should one do for Indra to send down an ...
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How do Apsaras look? What are their physical characteristics and physical appearance?

Apsaras are said to be so beautiful that they enchant and mesmerize even Rishis. How do Apsaras look? What are their physical characteristics and physical appearance?
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In which lokas are the Apsaras born and which other lokas do they go on to inhabit?

Which are the exact lokas inhabited by the Apsaras according to different sampradayas? Edit: Which lokas are the ones where Apsaras are born in the first place?
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What is the story of Kubera's sons?

While scrolling through the Wikipedia page of Lord Kubera, I saw that it was written Kubera's son's wife was Rambha who was raped by Ravana. So, what is this story? Also, His sons were cursed into two ...
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Are Apsaras promiscuous women for the enjoyment of the inhabitants of heaven?

This answer cites a verse from the Devi Bhagavatam: Then those prostitutes of the Devas, dressed with their heavenly ornaments and the heavenly flowers, appeared before the Munis and bowed down ...
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Why does the Apsara Menaka keep abandoning her children?

It is well known that Menaka had a daughter with Vishvamitra by the name of Shakuntala, whom she abandoned during infancy because she didn't intend to have the child. This daughter was later adopted ...