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.
The Param Vir Chakra is India’s utmost military ornamentation, awarded for the display of illustrious acts of bravery during wartime. Each one is a Dadhichi willing to give up his blood and bones to safeguard the soil of Bharat.
At the Shrimandira of Shri Jagannath , Makara Sankranti is elaborately celebrated as the Uttarayana Yatra of the Divine Trinity- Shri Balabhadra , Devi Subhadra and Shri Jagannath.
Apsara Madhura transition from Mandodari -the queen of Lanka; to the widow of Ravana and then remarriage to Vibhishana establishes her as a powerful ambassadorial woman; finally achieving a position as one of the Pancha Kanyas eternalized her.