Apsaras



Hindu Mythology. a supernatural female being, either the mistress of a soul in paradise or a succubus.
a representation of such a being.
Historical Examples

And fanned by pleasant breezes charged with the perfumes of flowers, the son of Pandu was praised by Apsaras and Gandharvas.
Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Three months after, the Apsaras with Rambha-Devi at their head.
Phallic Miscellanies Hargrave Jennings

And there were excellent peacocks dancing to the jingling of the bangles of the Apsaras.
Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Do you see, father, I have found one here Holy, and fairer than the Apsaras.
The Immortal Lure Cale Young Rice

Apsaras obliged to leave her mortal husband as soon as she has borne a child—I. 250.
The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta

The Apsaras disappeared, and the priest followed their instructions and became quite well.
Deccan Nursery Tales Charles Augustus Kincaid

His retinue consisted of the gandharvas, and Apsaras, or celestial musicians and nymphs, who sang magic songs.
Critical & Historical Essays Edward MacDowell

And he beheld also celestial gardens called Nandana—the favourite resort of Apsaras.
Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

In my drinking hall, O excellent lady of beautiful thighs, Gandharvas and Apsaras wait on me as they do on my brother!
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli

And, O perpetuator of the Kuru race, the principal Apsaras also commenced to dance.
Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

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