The story goes that the Goddess Parvati was so determined to make Shiva her consort after all reasonable attempts to win him failed, that she went into the forest and performed rigorous tapas, wearing nothing to protect her body from harsh weather, eating nothing, not even a leaf, earning the admiration of forest ascetics who named her Aparna ("without leaves"). Aparna matched Shiva in her capacity to cut herself from the world and completely master her physical needs. The power of her tapas shook Shiva out of his meditation. She stepped out of his cave and accepted Parvati as his wife.
Another patriarchal story, but is it really that surprising? I am convinced there was a time several millenia back when Shiva did tapas to win Parvati. She is after all the Mother Goddess. Maybe she was named Aparna because he had to match her tapas and go without wearing or eating leaves before she would relent and relieve his love-sickness.
I have been told that Aparna is a classical Indian name, but so is Mary.
This term is a commonly used phrased when trying to describe something of the utmost beauty. It derives from the Lengend of Aparna. Aparna was possibly the most beautiful and most amazing thing to have ever been brought into this world. She stunned all with her amazing qualities which resembled nothing less of a Goddess. Basically, use it to describe perfection.
Person 1: Hey dude I think I just saw an aparna!
Person 2: NO WAY dude they're really rare! What makes you so sure it was a real aparna?
Person 1: Well, my heart won't stop pounding, and I can't stop smiling.
Indian girl who has unlimited opportunities to date the "nice" guy but refuses to do so, thus breaking their poor spirits.
Girl: "I just want a nice guy. Do those exist anymore?"
Girl 2: "Yeah, check Aparna's reject pile."
A girl that is EXTREMELY annoying and clingy. She is usually short and overweight. Most Aparnas lack in the chest department and compensate for it by trying to stick their chest out, only succeeding in making an awkward position and looking fatter than she already is. She is ugly and thinks that she is smart, even though she's not. She tries to act mature so that she can hang out with the cool crowd but only ends up making a fool of herself.
Girl 1: Who's that annoying girl that keeps following us around?
Girl 2: I don't know, but she must be an Aparna...I mean look at her!!!