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Higher Creation

Higher Creation Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary Gandharvas constitute one of the classes into which the higher creation is divided (i.e. gods , manes , Gandharvas AV. xi , 5 , 2 ; or gods , Asuras , Gandharvas , men TS. vii , 8 , 25 , 2 ; cf. S3Br. x ; or gods , men , Gandharvas , Apsarasas , Sarpas , and manes AitBr. iii , 31 , 5 ; for other enumerations cf. Nir. iii , 8 Mn. i , 37 [RTL. p. 237] & iii , 196 ; vii , 23 ; xii , 47 Nal. &c.) ; divine and human Gandharvas are distinguished (TUp. ii , 8 ; the divine or Deva-Gandharvas are enumerated MBh. i , 2550 ff. and 4810 ff.) ;
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