Sakas were a Mlechcha tribe grouped along with the Yavanas, Tusharas and Barbaras. They were later known as Scythians. They were Soma drinkers, Soma being an intoxicating liquor famous in the land of Devas (gods). There were a group of Sakas called Apa Sakas meaning water dwelling Sakas, probably living around some lake in central Asian steppes. The same name Apa comes in the name 'Apsaras' denoting fairy like women of exceeding beauty dwelling around water filled lakes (Apa := water, Saras := lake) Thus the Sakas are mysteriously connected with the Devas and Apsaras. Sakas took part in Kurukshetra War.
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