GANDHARVAGANDHARVA Millions of Gandharvas hail Thee, O Lord! (Bhairo Kabir, p. 1163) In whose house there are Ganas (attendants of gods), Gandharvas, sages and where helpless musicians sing….. (Malar Namdev, p. 1292) A Gandharva is half-man, half-bird. Gandharvas are celestial minstrels. Vishnu Purana states that they were bom from Brahma. They are musicians of heaven and inhabit Indra-loka. They witness the actions of men. They generally had their dwelling in the sky or atmosphere. One of their other duty was the preparation of soma-juice for the gods. The apsaras were their “wives or mistresses.
1. Kohli, Surindar Singh (ed), Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib, 1993