उर्वरा

urvara hindoo manyataoan aur pauranik mahakavy mahabharat ke anusar ek apsara thi, jo devalok mean nrity karati thi.[1]

mahabharat anushasan parv ke anusar jab ashtavakr uttarottar disha ki ja rahe the, tab kuchh door jane par unhoanne kuber ki alakapuri ka suvarnamay dvar dekha, jo divy dipti se dedipyaman ho raha tha. vahian mahatma kuber ki kamal pushpoan se sushobhit ek bav di dekhi, jo ganga ji ke jal se paripoorn hone ke karan mandakini nam se vikhyat thi. vahaan jo us padmapoorn pushkarini ki raksha kar rahe the, ve sab manibhadr adi rakshas bhagavan ashtavakr ko dekhakar unake svagat ke liye uthakar kh de ho gaye. muni ne bhi un bhayankar parakrami rakshasoan ke prati samman prakat kiya aur kaha- "ap log shighr hi dhanapati kuber ko mere agaman ki soochana de dean." ve rakshas vaisa karake bhagavan ashtavakr se bole- "prabho! raja kuber svayan hi apake nikat padhar rahe haian. apaka agaman aur is agaman ka jo uddeshy hai, vah sab kuchh kuber ko pahale se hi jnat hai. dekhiye, ye mahabharat dhanadhyaksh apane tej se prakashit hote hue a rahe haian."

tadanantar vishrava ke putr kuber ne nikat akar nindarahit brahmarshi ashtavakr se vidhipoorvak kushal samachar poochhate hue kaha- "brahman! ap sukhapoorvak yahaan aye haian n? bataiye mujhase kis kary ki siddhi chahate haian? ap mujhase jo-jo kahege, vah sab poorn karooanga. dvijashreshth! ap ichchhanusar mere bhavan mean pravesh kijiye aur yahaan ka satkar grahan karake kritakrity ho yahaan se nirvidhn yatra kijiyega." aisa kahakar kuber ne vipravar ashtavakr ko sath lekar apane bhavan mean pravesh kiya aur unhean pady, ardhy tatha apana asan diya. jab kuber aur ashtavakr donoan vahaan aram se baith gaye, tab kuber ke sevak manibhadr adi yaksh, gandharv aur kinnar bhi niche baith gaye. un sab ke baith jane par kuber ne kaha- "apaki ichchha ho to use janakar yahaan apsaraean nrity karean; kyoanki apaka atithy satkar aur seva karana ham logoan ka param kartavy hai. tab muni ne madhur vani mean kaha- "tathastu-aisa hi ho." tadanantar urvara, mishrakeshi, rambha, urvashi, alambusha, ghritachi, chitra, chitraangada, ruchi, manohara, sukeshi, sumukhi, hasini, prabha, vidyuta, prashami, danta, vidyota aur rati -ye tatha aur bhi bahut-si shubhalakshana apsaraean nrity karane lagian aur gandharvagan nana prakar ke baje bajane lage.[2]


tika tippani aur sandarbh

mahabharat shabdakosh |lekhak: es. pi. paramahans |prakashak: dilli pustak sadan, dilli |sankalan: bharat diskavari pustakalay |prishth sankhya: 24 |

  1. mahabharat anushasan parv adhyay 19 shlok 39-63
  2. mahabharat anushasan parv adhyay 19 shlok 16-38, mahabharat anushasan parv adhyay 19 shlok 39-63