Urvashi, An Apsara, And King Pururavas, A Mortal by Raja Ravi Verma


One night, they stole the sheep, but as they were making away with them, the noise woke Urvashi who beseeched Pururavas to see what was happening. Pururavas had just woken from slumber and did not have enough time to put on clothes. He ran behind the devas in the nude. The devas managed to make away with sheep, breaking the first condition. A heartbroken Urvashi came out to see the end of her marital life, and just when things could not get worse, the devas also sent lightning that illuminated the night. Urvashi saw Pururavas naked, and thus even the second condition was violated. With a heavy heart, Urvashi left for heavens.

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