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Hinduism Glossary of Terms – G

Gaganangana =  Cit-sakti, consciousness-power
ganga =  The river Ganges, the holy river that flows down from himAlayam
gaNapati, gaNesh =  The chief of the organised forces, Often refers to vignEshwara – the eldest son of Lord shiva
Garbha =  Akhyati, primal, ignorance; Mahamaya
garbhagR^iham =  sactum sanctorum, the main and core abode in the temple, mUlasthAnam
gAyatri =  one of the chandas (meters), a famous mantra
Ghora Saktis =  The Saktis or deities that draw the jivas towards worldly pleasures.
Ghoratari saktis =  The Saktis or deities that push the jivas towards a downward path in samsara
Gnanam =  Intelligence ; knowledge ; wisdom.
Gnana Sakti =  The Divine Intelligence.
Gnathuru =  The Knower
Gneya =  Knowable.
Gocari =  Sub-species of Vamesvari, connected with the antahkarana of the experient, ‘Go’ means sense; antahkarana is the seat of the senses; hence Gocari is connected with antahkarana.
gomukhi =  AvuDaiyAr, the base of the shiva linga (circular or square) facing north regulating the thIrtha out
gopura =  tower
Grahaka =  Knower; Subject; Experient
Grahya =  Known; object of experience.
grantha =  composition, book, a script
Granthi =  Psychic tangle; psychic complex.
Guna-traya =  Satva, rajas, tamas
Guru =  (Literally.) The dispeller of darkness ; The teacher who removes the ignorance of his pupil ; guide, teacher, preceptor
guru pUja =  The anniversary day of a saint or n^AyanmAr attaining liberation in Lord shiva
Guru-vaktra =  Lit. the mouth of the guru, anugraha sakti; Grace
guNa =  characters, the three often referred guNas are satva (peaceful), rajas (fierce) and thamas (dull)
GYAna =  wisdom

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