Devi Durga, the Divine Mother is symbolic of a creator and a destroyer; a caretaker and caregiver; a preserver and a liberator; a symbol of sacrifice and as the all powerful protector of the humankind.
Rishi Viśvāmitra cursed Apsara Menaka to part from him forever and she parted ways never to return. He initiated his penance for achieving the goal of becoming a Maharishi and Indra was nervous again.
This unknown story of love, rejection and insult leads to an exchange of curse and counter curse , resulting in the creation of a pilgrimage attached to the failed amorous concoction to the two.
The origin of The Mahabharata is associated with Apsara Adrika, an essential link in the initiation of the Epic. Apsara Adrika, a celestial nymph liberated herself from a curse and became instrumental in the birth of Matsyagandha.
Legend has it that during Treta Yuga in the month of Chaitra on Shukla Ashtami, Shri Ram visited Ekamra Kshetra during the Vanavasa period of 14 years.
The eleven day Saahi Jaata in the alleys of Puri celebrates the birth of Shri Ram by conserving the religious legacy of Sanatan Dharma embellished with a fusion of martial arts, acrobatics and classical dance moves.
Shalini Mahapatra tells us the story behind Apsara Kunda- involving Shiva, Parvati and the beautiful Apsara Tilottama.
Apsara Alambuṣā has an important role in Hindu scriptures for laying the foundation of the Kingdom of Vishala and also in the birth of Kubera- the God of Wealth.
The present narration of Apsara Alambusha depicts the pinnacle of creative storytelling in the Puranas, put forward in the most credible manner.
When the desire is satisfied, it develops self-indulgence; and when it is not fulfilled, it gives rise to irritation. One commits sins under the influence of all three – lust, greed, and anger. It is the lust for worldly pleasure that causes involuntary sin.