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AIRAVATA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] 'A fine elephant'

An elephant produced at the churning of the ocean, and appropriated by the god Indra.

The derivation of this name is referred to the word lravat, signifying, produced from water.'

He is guardian of one of the points of the compass.


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