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apsaras

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

(Skt.). Celestial nymphs who dwell in the heaven of the god Indra.

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Citraratha

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In the Mahābhārata a gandharva who is friendly to Arjuna. As the king of the gandharvas and apsarases, he constructs a celestial grove, called Caitaratha, for Indra.

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gāndharva marriage

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A marriage rite (vivāha), so-called because it is witnessed only by Gandharvas, which, according to Maṇusmṛti (3.32), takes the form of a mutually desired union between the bride and...

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kinnara

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Indian Music.

One of a centaur-like class of semi-divine beings with human heads and horses' bodies (or vice-versa). Like the Gandharvas,

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Kuntī

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In the Mahābhārata, mother of the three oldest Pāṇḍavas: Yudhiṣṭhira, Bhīma, and Arjuna.

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Nārada

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One of the seven great ṛṣis in Hinduism, to whom a number of hymns in the Veda are ascribed.

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