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Alambuṣa, aka: Alambuṣā, Alambusha, Alambusa; 5 Definition(s)

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Alambuṣā (अलम्बुषा) is the name of an apsara who fell in love with the vasu named Vidhūma at the Court of Brahmā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 9. After being cursed by Indra, Alambuṣā got reborn as Mṛgāvatī, the daughter of King Kṛtavarman.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’) is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta’s quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas. The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Added: 17.May.2017 | Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Alambuṣā (अलम्बुषा).—An Apsaras.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 6; IV. 33. 18; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 5.
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Alambuṣa (अलम्बुष).—A Rākṣasa who was killed by Ghaṭotkaca. (Droṇa Parva in Mahābhārata)

Added: 21.Jan.2017 | ISKCON Press: Glossary
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Alambuṣā (अलम्बुषा):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

Added: 29.Aug.2015 | Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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The nymph sent by Sakka to tempt the sage Isisinga, as related in the Alambusa Jataka.

In the present age she was the wife of the monk with reference to whom the Alambusa Jataka was related (J.v.152-61).

Her name appears in the Vimanavatthu (p.16, v.10. See also CSB.29, Pl.15) in a list of nymphs who minister with song and dance to Sakka and his queens.

Added: 11.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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