Ghosha (Sanskrit: घोषा) was an ancient Indian female philosopher. She was the granddaughter of Dīrghatamas and daughter of Kakshivat, both of whom composed hymns in praise of Ashvin Kumaras (the divine physician twins).
Two suktas (hymns) of the tenth Mandala (book) of Rigveda, 39 and 40, each containing 14 verses, have been attributed to Ghosha. The first hymn praises the Ashvins. The second hymn is a personal wish expressing her intimate feelings and desires for married life.
According to a hymn, Ghosha suffered from leprosy, which disfigured her. When she had grown old, the Ashvin Kumaras cured her disease, and gave her health, youth and beauty. Subsequently, she was able to marry.
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