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Named cranes, even if they are shedmasters nicknames, are not common outside India.
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ABIRAMI - Shakta saint: Abhirami Pattar

AGNI - One of the most important of the Vedic gods, god of fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods. He is ever-young, because the fire is re-lit every day, yet he is also immortal.

ANJANAYA - Hanuman, known also as 'Anjaneya' (son of Anjana), is one of the most popular concepts of servants of God in Hinduism and one of the most important personalities in the Indian epic, the Ramayana. His most famous feat, as described in the Hindu epic scripture the Ramayana, was leading a monkey army to fight the demon King Ravana.


BHEESHMA - 'Bhishma Pitamah' was the eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu who was blessed with wish-long life and had sworn to serve the ruling Kuru king. He was one of the most prominent characters of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata. He was the grand uncle of both the Pandavas and the Kauravas. An unparalleled archer, he once vanquished the mighty Parasurama. A 1962 Telugu film was based on the life of this great Mahabharata character.

CHAMUNDI – Goddess with three eyes and eight arms.

GAJANAN - Gajanan Maharaj from Shegaon (Buldhana District), Maharashtra, India is a Saint from India.

GAJENDRA - King of the Elephants
KRISHNA - Krishna is a deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism in a variety of different perspectives. While many Vaishnava groups recognize him as an avatar of Vishnu, some consider him to be svayam bhagavan, or the original form of the Lord. Krishna is often depicted as a baby, as a young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana, or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita.

MAHABALI – Asura King in ancient Hindu antiquity

MARUTHI – see HANUMAN: popular name used to address Hanuman

PANDYAN - an ancient Tamil dynasty. The Pandyas were one of the four Tamil dynasties which ruled South India until the 15th century CE. They initially ruled their country Pandya Nadu from Korkai, a seaport on the Southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, and in later times moved to Madurai

RAJARAJAN – Chola Empire ruler

VEERA HANUMAN – God worshipped for his strength, valour and agility.

VEEER BHIMSEN – Hindi movie from 1920s, remade several times.

MANGALA - In Jyotish astrology, Mangala is the name for Mars, the red planet. Mars is also called Angaraka ('one who is red in colour') or Bhauma ('son of Bhumi') in Sanskrit. He is the god of war and is celibate. He is considered the son of Prithvi or Bhumi, the Earth Goddess. He is the owner of the Aries and Scorpio signs, and a teacher of the occult sciences (Ruchaka Mahapurusha Yoga).He is painted red or flame colour, four-armed, carrying a 'trident'

VIKRAM – Tamil Actor

VIKRANT – Vikranta is Sanskrit for "stepped beyond, taking wide strides, courageous, bold, strong", from vi- = "apart" and kram- = "to stride".
Also the name of the Indian Navy aircraft carrier, now a museum ship, the ex HMS Hercules. .

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