Ariṣṭā (Arishta) is the daughter of Dakṣa (Daksha) Prajāpati (Prajapati; ruler of the people) and the wife of Kaśyapa (Kasyapa) Prajāpati. She was skilled in the art of music. The Kinnara(s) and Gandharva(s) (both are distinguished orders of demi-god-like beings), sired by Kaśyapa, were born out of her womb. Eight distinguished Apsarā(s) were also born of the womb of Ariṣṭā (Arishta).