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By Jit Majumdar

  1. shining; luminous
  2. god
  3. the generic name for divine beings of various classes, who are considered to be 33 crore in number (1 crore : 10 million)
  4. the 22nd Jaina arhat of the future Utsarpinī (J.S. Kośa); the Kadama tree (Anthocephalus cadamba); the vine Balsam Apple or Karela (Momordica balsamina).

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