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8 Elephants

8 Elephants or Lokapalas correspond to the 8 directions.

Ganesha is linked with 8 Elephants

In one version of the myth the 8 elephants and Garuda arose from the same Cosmic Egg.
http://www.khandro.net/mysterious_garuda.htm
 
Elephants are dicussed in lcture -6. Elephants
 
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