Urvashi: Celestial Women and Earthly Heroes

  title={Urvashi: Celestial Women and Earthly Heroes},
  author={Lavanya Vemsani},
  journal={Feminine Journeys of the Mahabharata},
As a woman who undertakes multiple journeys between the world of Gods and humans, Urvashi’s story preserves important information on a woman’s life in ancient India. Her story from the Rigveda, Mahabharata, and Kalidasa’s Vikramorvashiyam are examined. Urvashi is an apsara, a divine nymph, frequently portrayed with intermittent short liaisons with mortals on the Earth. One of her relationships leaves an indelible imprint on the story of the Mahabharata. Her relationships and actions depict the… 


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