5 Facts About Amrapali

1. Story of Amrapali is significant for understanding contemporary attitudes of courtesans.

2. Amrapaliwas so moved by her beauty that when Amrapali was imprisoned, he burned the whole of Vaishali.

3. Amrapali had the right to choose her lovers, but according to the aforementioned custom, she could not be committed to any one man.

4. The legend of Amrapali originated in the Buddhist Jataka Tales some 1500 years ago.

5. Amrapali, known as "Ambapalika" or "Ambapali", was a celebrated nagarvadhu of the republic of Vaishali (located in present-day Bihar) in ancient India around 500 BC.