In her human form, Menaka appears as a woman with long, dark blue, untied hair and golden eyes. She wears a dress that has frills on the top-side.
She is shown to have a long scaled tail-like lower part of the body that has fins along it. She only transforms it back when it's absolutely necessary. Most of the time, it is in sura form and submerged in water.
Not much is known about her, but she seems to like flowers and have a gentle personality. Others describe her as a clueless pacifist.
- Despite her pacifism, she managed to survive because of friends like Urvasi, who protected her.
Before Gandharva met her, he was cruel and even feared by other nastikas due to his behavior. However, Menaka seems to have been able to influence him with her pacifism and changed his temper for the better.
She was Shakuntala's mother, and has been shown to play with her on a field of flowers, when Shakuntala was still young. She playfully tells Shakun that her father is sulking because she only made a flower necklace for her mother. Shakuntala gives her flower necklace to her father and starts making one for him right away. Gandharva remembers his wife asking him to take care of their daughter.
21: Frozen TearsEdit
(1) According to Sagara, Menaka's death was a result of Gandharva's indecision, much like the death of Teo now.