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# mother.  
 
# mother.  
 
# virtuous woman.  
 
# virtuous woman.  
# daughter of the king of Kāśī, sister of Ambikā and Ambālikā, who was reborn as the transgendered princess Śikhańdī, to seek revenge on Bhişma for forcefully kidnapping her against her wishes and later rejecting her (M. Bh.); one of the seven Kŗttikās (Taitt. Samhita); an apsarā ([[A]]. Koşa); a river which is said to be a part incarnation of the princess Ambā (M. Bh.); another name for Durgā.  
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# daughter of the king of Kāśī, sister of [[Ambikā]] and [[Ambālikā]], who was reborn as the transgendered princess Śikhańdī, to seek revenge on Bhişma for forcefully kidnapping her against her wishes and later rejecting her (M. Bh.); one of the seven Kŗttikās (Taitt. Samhita); an [[apsarā]] ([[A]]. Koşa); a river which is said to be a part incarnation of the princess Ambā (M. Bh.); another name for Durgā.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:26, 6 December 2015

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Amba, AmbA, Ambaa


  1. mother.
  2. virtuous woman.
  3. daughter of the king of Kāśī, sister of Ambikā and Ambālikā, who was reborn as the transgendered princess Śikhańdī, to seek revenge on Bhişma for forcefully kidnapping her against her wishes and later rejecting her (M. Bh.); one of the seven Kŗttikās (Taitt. Samhita); an apsarā (A. Koşa); a river which is said to be a part incarnation of the princess Ambā (M. Bh.); another name for Durgā.