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Gajasura

Gajasura (elephant demon) is the name used to refer to demon Nila when he took the form of an elephant and attacked Shiva. He was destroyed by Ganapati.

Ganapati

Lord of the territory, The fulfiller of desire, the god of merchants, Son of Shiva and Parvati.

Ganga

A holy river in Northern India, believed to be a goddess by Hindus, Equivalent Ganges, The story of the birth of Ganges was told to Rama and Laxmana by Vishvamitra.

Ganesha

The god of good fortune, commonly identified for his elephant head. Son of Shiva and Parvati.

Gandhari

Dhritarashtra's wife and queen mother of the Kaurava.

Gandharva

A class of celestial beings regarded as specialists in music.

Gadiva

Arjuna's most potent bow.

Gangadwara

A place where sage Agastya and his wife performed penance.

Garuda

Lord Vishnu's vehicle. A large mythilogical bird.

Gauri

Gauri or Dakshayani is the Goddess of marital felicity and longevity. An aspect of Devi, Dakshayani is the consort of Shiva.

Gayatri

A revered mantra in Hinduism, found in the Yajur Veda.

Ghatotkacha

Son of Bhima from demoness Hidimba.

Gita

See Bhagwad Gita.

Gopa

Lord Krishna's childhood mates, cow herd-boys.

Gopala

Name of Krishna indicating his origin as a god of flocks and herds.

Gopis

Lord Krishna's childhood mates, cow-herd girls.

Govardhan

Govardhan is a hill located near the town of Vrindavan in India .

Govinda

One of the names of Sri Krishna and Vishnu. It means a cow-keeper and refers to Krishna's occupation in Gokula, the colony of cowherds.

Grihastha

The second of the four phases (Purushartha) of a man, when a person gets married and settles down in life and begets children.

Guha

King of Nishadha.

Guru

Revered tutor, A spiritual teacher.

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