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Ganesa

(g hard). Son of Siva and Parbutta; also called Gunputty, the elephant god. The god of wisdom, fore-thought, and prudence. The Mercury of the Hindus.

Camdeo bright and Ganesa sublime
Shall bless with joy their own propitious clime.

Campbell: Pleasures of Hope, i.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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