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Names of Apsaras, divine celestial dancers of Gods

As per Indian mythology, Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female dancers. They are often wives of the Gandharvas, the court musicians of Indra and they dance to the music made by the Gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, entertain and sometimes seduce gods and men.

Natya Shastra, the Sanskrit Hindu text on the performing arts and drama, lists the following Apsaras.

  • Menaka
  • Rambha
  • Tilottama
  • Ghritachi
  • Manjukesi
  • Sukesi
  • Misrakesi
  • Sulochana
  • Saudamini
  • Devadatta
  • Devasena
  • Manorama
  • Sudati
  • Sundari
  • Vigagdha
  • Vividha
  • Budha
  • Sumala
  • Santati
  • Sunanda
  • Sumukhi
  • Magadhi
  • Arjuni
  • Sarala
  • Kerala
  • Dhrti
  • Nanda
  • Supuskala
  • Supuspamala
  • Kalabha

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