अप्सरा  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

Disamb2.jpg apsara ek bahuvikalpi shabd hai any arthon ke lie dekhen:- apsara (bahuvikalpi)

apsara dev lok men nrity sngit karati sundariyan ko mana jata hai. inamen se pramukh hain urvashi, rambha, menaka adi. pratyek dharm ka yah vishvas hai ki svarg men punyavanh‌ logon ko divy sukh, samriddhi tatha bhogavilas prapt hote hain aur inake sadhan men anyatam hai apsara. apsara nitant roopavati stri ke roop me chitrit ki gee hain. yoonani grnthon me apsaraon ko samanyat: 'nif' nam diya gaya hai. ye tarun, sundar, avivahit, kamar tak vastr se achchhadit, aur hath me pani se bhare hue patr lie stri ke roop me chitrit ki gee hain.

  • bharatavarsh me apsara aur gndharv ka sahachary nitant ghanishth hai. apani vyutpati ke anusar hi apsara[1] jal men rahane vali mani jati hai. atharvaved tatha yajurved ke anusar ye pani men rahati hain. isalie kahin-kahin manushyon ko chhodakar nadiyon aur jal-taton par jane ke lie unase kaha gaya hai. yah inake bure prabhav ki or snket hai.
  • shatapath brahman men[2] ye talabon me pakshiyon ke roop men tairane vali chitrit ki gee hain aur pichhale sahity men ye nishchit roop se jngali jalashayon men, nadiyon men, samudr ke bhitar varun ke mahalon me bhi rahane vali mani gee hain. jal ke atirikt inaka snbndh vrikshon se bhi hain.
  • atharvaved[3] ke anusar ye ashvatth tatha nyagrodh vrikshon par rahati hain, jahan ye jhoole men jhoola karati hain aur inake madhur vadyon (karkari) ki mithi dhvani suni jati hai. ye nach gan tatha khelakood men nirnt hokar apana manovinod karati hain. rigved men urvashi prasiddh apsara mani gee hai.[4]
  • puranon ke anusar tapasya me lage hue tapas muniyon ko samadhi se hatane ke lie indr apsara ko apana sukumar, parntu mohak praharan banate hain. indr ki sabha men apsaraon ka nrity aur gayan satat ahlad ka sadhan hai.
  • ghritachi, rnbha, urvashi, tilottama, menaka, kunda adi apsaraen apane saundary aur prabhav ke lie puranon me kafi prasiddh hain.
  • islam men bhi svarg men inaki sthiti mani jati hai. pharasi ka 'hoori' shabd arabi 'havara'[5] ke sath snbaddh batalaya jata hai.[6]

tika tippani aur sndarbh

  1. apsu saratti gachchhatiti apsara:
  2. shatapath brahman 11/5/1/4
  3. atharvaved 4.37.4
  4. rigved 10/95
  5. krishnalochana kumari
  6. hindi vishvakosh, khand 1 |prakashak: nagari pracharini sabha, varanasi |snkalan: bharat diskavari pustakalay |prishth snkhya: 149,150 |

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