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Girimekhala

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Girimekhala

Girimekhala (Pali: Girimekhalā) is the elephant that carries Mara in Theravada Buddhism. Its height is 250 yojana. According to tradition, when Mara and his army of evil tried to prevent the future Buddha from achieving enlightenment, the Buddha asked the earth to bear testimony for his deeds, and Girimekhala fell in front of the Buddha.

Girimekhala appears in the Buddhist chant Buddha-jaya-maṅgala Gāthā (Verses of the Buddha's Auspicious Victories):

In popular culture

Girimekhala appears in video games including:

  • Megami Tensei series.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children series.
  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
  • Dragon Warrior Monsters
  • Dragon Warrior Monsters 2
  • References

    Girimekhala Wikipedia


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