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    Ancient and Vedic Names "G" - Hindu Mythology

    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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