Hindu Mythology

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APSARAS

Hindu Happiness Spirits

Picture of the Hindu Happiness Spirits Apsaras from our Hindu mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Dancing Spirits known as 'The Daughters of Joy'

These are the lovely celestial lady spirits who inhabit the Hindu Heaven of DEVALOKA. They are a bit similar to the Greek Nymphs except they tend to be a bit more flirty. Having nicknames such as the ‘daughters of pleasure’ does give the game away there.

They are also known as ‘Essences of Water’ as many are water nymphs. At the last count there were 35 million of them, so to complement the chorus line they could also appear as part of the scenery in the form of clouds, rainbows, butterflies and graceful animals. Even monkeys.

Apsaras Facts and Figures

Name: Apsaras
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Happiness
Area of expertise: Happiness

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 803

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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