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Gandharva is a name used for distinct heavenly beings in Hinduism and Buddhism; it is also a term for skilled singers in Indian classical music.

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Why did Arjuna fight with the Gandharvas frequently when Chitrasena gave him divine weapons and taught him how to dance?

Chitrasena taught Aruna how to dance which was important in his last year of exile. The Gandharvas gave him divine weapons so why did he fight them?
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Do Gandharvas have legs? Especially Nalakuvara and Manigriva?

Do Gandharvas have legs? especially Nalakuvara and Manigriva? In the pictures where Krishna relieves them from the curse of being trees, they dont have legs as in many pictures. Do all gandharvas don'...
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Is listening to music bad for moksha?

Many people listen to music,this is a fact,Carnatic Music being one among them. A spiritual aspirant is advised to shun all sense pleasing actions. Since listening to music that he/she likes,...
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Are there yajnas in the Vedas to prevent seduction by Gandharvas and Apsaras?

There are many stories in Hindu scriptures of Apsaras seducing men. Are there any incantations and rituals one can do to prevent these beings from seducing humans?
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Meanings for the names HAHA and HUHU

Haha and Huhu are the names of two sons of Pradha and Kasyapa. And it is also known that this Pradha of great fortune, through the celestial Rishi (Kasyapa, her husband), brought forth the ...
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Are there details of the fight between Chitrangada and the gandharva with the same name?

I want to know if there are details of the fight between Chitrangada (brother of Bhishma) and the gandharva with the same name.
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Scripture showing ways to summon Gandharva, Yaksha and Kinnar

Is there any Scripture which provides complete information on how to summon Gandharva, Yaksha and Kinnar?
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What is the difference between Yakshas & Gandharvas?

I have read that Gandharvas are related to music and Yakshas are related to nature. Other than these specializations I can't understand the difference. Are Gandharvas heavenly while Yakshas are ...
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What is the oldest text on Gandharva Veda?

In this answer, it is told that Gandharva Veda (Music Theory) is one of the four Upa Vedas, the other three being Ayurveda, Dhanurveda and Arthashastra. What is the oldest text on Gandharva Veda?...
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Are Gandharvs related to Gandhar?

Gandharvas are a class of male nature spirits, having superb musical skills and are guardians of Soma. Gandhar was an ancient kingdom located in modern day Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is mentioned, ...
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What is the story of Indra, Kutsa & the Gandharva?

Rigveda Book 8 Hymn 1 mentions the following: 11 When Sūra wounded Etaśa, with Vāta's rolling winged car. Indra bore Kutsa Ārjuneya off, and mocked Gandharva. the unconquered One. 12 He ...
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What is the story of Gandharva Pushpadanta?

The famous Shiva Mahimna Stotra is said to be authored by Gandharva Pushpadanta. Besides the facts that he was a Gandharva and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, is there any other information ...
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Is the word "Gandharva" related to the conception of an embryo?

In Pali Buddhism, the word "gandhabba" is used in relation to the conception of an embryo. In the following passage, the question is asked to & answered by Brahmins. Therefore, it seems ...
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Arjuna is gifted Chakshushi by a Gandharva

Subsequent to their miraculous escape from the house of lac in Varnavat, the Pandavas along with their mother Kunti ,roamed around/lived in the forests for a long period of time. One day, Arjuna had ...
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What is Hierarchy/levels of beings from humans to Brahman?

In various references, incidents, anecdotes etc we come across beings like human, Deva, Gandharva, Yaksha, Pitru, Aditya, Rudra, Vasu (not Vaasu), Naga, Asura, Pitru etc. While the Bramhasutra ...
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