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Words Starting with G


gab (गॉब) – see syāhi


gadā (गद) – mace


Gadādhara (गदाधर) – 1) principal associate of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu 2) “the mace warrior”


gaja (गज) – elephant


Gaja Jhampā (गज झम्प) – a rare fifteen beat cycle


gajarā (गजर) – 1) braid 2) the outermost layer in the classical drum head where the tasma are interwoven; it is a non-playable section


Gajendra (गजेन्द्र) – an elephant who sought the help of Lord Kṛṣṇa


Gandhāra (गन्धार) – modern-day Afghanistan ruled by Sakuni


gāndhāra (गान्धार) – the third note in the musical scale (Ga)


Gandhārī (गान्धार) – brother of Sakuni and husband of Dhṛṭarāṣṭra


gandharva (गन्धर्व) – 1) celestial musicians in the heavenly planets 2) tribal men


Gaṇeśa (गणेश) – 1) the elephant-headed demigod in charge of material wealth and removal of obstacles, son of Siva and Pārvatī 2) an eighteen beat pakhāwaj cycle


Gańgā – (Ganges) the most sacred river in India


Gañjavanta (गञ्जवन्त) – a bear general


Garbhodakaśāyī Viṇu (गर्भोदकशाय विष्ण) – one of the Puruṣa-avatāras in charge of creating diversity in each universe


Garga (गर्ग) – the royal priest of the Yadu clan, the dynasty which Lord Kṛṣṇa chose to appear in


Garuḍa (गरुड) – the man-eagle carrier of Lord Viṇu


gat (गत) – a musical composition


gatī (गत) – 1) lit. “speed” 2) the scheme in South Indian rhythms to expand length on previously defined rhythmic cycles


Gauḍīya ṭha (गौडीय माठ) – (lit. “institution based on devotion of Rādhā (Gaurī)”) Vedic institution founded by Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī in the earlier twentieth century


Gaura (गौर) – (Gora) (lit. “fair”) a name for Lord Caitanya


Gaura Kiśora dāsa bābājī (गौर किशोर दास बाबाज) – spiritual master of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī


Gaura Mohana De (गौर मोहन दे) – (Gour Mohan Dey) father of A.C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda


Gaura Purṇīma (गौर पुर्णीम) – the appearance day of Lord Caitanya


Gaurāńga (गौराङ्ग) – (lit. “fair body”) a name for Lord Caitanya


Gautama (गौतम) – the sage who cursed his wife to be a stone, despite her innocence during an act of deceit by Indra


Gāyatrī (गायत्र) – a mantra sealed in confidentiality chanted upon receiving brahminical initiation; demigoddess personifying the mantra


gaza (गज़) – the bow used in bowing instruments


ghana vādya (घन वाद्य) – nonmembranous percussion;


ghaṭā (घण्ट) – bells


ghaṭam (घटम) – a clay pot used in South Indian music


ghī (घी) – (ghee) clarified butter used for cooking and for lighting a lamp for āratī celebrations


Giridhara (गिरिधर) – the lifter of the mountain; Kṛṣṇa


Girirāja (गिरिराज) – the king of mountains; Govardhana


gīta (गीत) – a song


Gītā (गीत) – see Bhagavad-Gītā


Gīta Govinda (गीत गोविन्द) – a collection of songs of the intimate pastimes of Srī Srī Rādhā Kṛṣṇa by Jayadeva Gosvāmī


Gītamālā (गीतमाल) – songbook by Bhaktivinoda Thākura with eighty songs about five spiritual topics


Gītāvalī (गीतावल) – songbook by Bhaktivinoda Thākura with kirtana-based songs


go (gau) (गौ) – cow


go rakṣā (गौ रक्ष) – cow protection


Gokula (गोकुल) – the part of the Vraja territory where Lord Kṛṣṇa spent His early pastimes at


Goloka (गोलोक) – the planet of cows; Kṛṣṇa’s eternal abode


gopa (गोप) – cowherd boys; Lord Kṛṣṇa’s eternal friends


Gopāla (गोपाल) – protector of the cows, Kṛṣṇa


Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī (गोपाल भट्ट गोस्वाम) – one of the six Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana


Gopāla Campu (गोपाल चम्प) – book filled by praises, hymns, songs, and descriptions by Jīva Gosvāmī


gopī (गोप) – cowherd girls; Lord Kṛṣṇa’s eternal girlfriends who exemplify love for Kṛṣṇa


gopī gīta (गोप गीत) – the song of the gopī girls to Kṛṣṇa when He was ready to leave for Mathurā


gopīcandana (गोपीचन्दन) – the dust of Vṛndāvana; ingredient used for preparing tīlaka


gopīyantra (गोपीयन्त्र) – the Bengali ektār with one string within a wooden well fastened with two bamboo sticks


Gopī-jana-vallabha (गोपी-जन-वल्लभ) – (gopī-vallabha) the lover of the cowherd girls; name for Kṛṣṇa


Gosvāmī (गोस्वाम) – a spiritual leader who has controlled their senses


Govardhana (गोवर्धन) – the expansion of Kṛṣṇa in the form of a hill; Kṛṣṇa lifted Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vraja from the wrath of Indra


Govinda (गोविन्द) – one who pleases the senses of the cows, Kṛṣṇa


Govinda Dāsa Kavirāja (गोविन्द दास कविराज) – a well known Vaiṇava poet


gṛhastha (गृहस्त) – the second stage of life; householder’s life


guba (गुब) – see khamak


Guḍakeśa (गुडकेश) – “one with fine hair”, name of Arjuna


Guha (गुह) – king of the tribal class of people outside of the Kosala nation who was very dear to Lord Rāma


gulāba (गुलाब) – rose


gulāba jāmun (गुलाब जामुन) – (gulāb-jambū)


guṇa (गुण) – quality


guru (गुर) – (gurudeva) (lit. “heavy”; also lit. “one who removes ignorance”) spiritual master


guru dakṣinā (गुर दक्षिन) – fees given to the guru


guru sevā (गुर सेव) – service to the guru


gurukula (गुरुकुल) – the boarding school where children begin their education at age five, living celibate lives studying until early teenage years


UPDATED: June 27, 2009