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Gruhastha

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Gruhastha
(Deity)
Titles The Keeper
Adjective Gruhasthan
Realm Garden of Perfect Enlightenment, Nirvana
Alignment Lawful good
Areas of Concern Enlightenment
The Vudrani holy book
Worshipers Vudrani
Edicts Work toward collective transcendence, expose and root out malicious lies, challenge oppression through education, protect knowledge, seek truth
Anathema Deny a sincere student education, destroy knowledge, disrespect the traditions of those around you, willfully spread ignorance or wrong information
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Animals, Good, Knowledge, Law, Travel
Subdomains (1E) Education, Exploration, Friendship, Memory, Purity, Thought
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E) Glyph, knowledge, perfection, truth
Alternate: Nature, travel
Favored Weapon Shortbow
Symbol Mandala with four open books as gates of the compass points
Images of Gruhastha

Source: Faiths of Golarion, pg(s). 17–211E
Lost Omens Gods & Magic, pg. 62
A depiction of Gruhastha holding a book.

Gruhastha is a male Vudran god.[1] He was a mortal nephew of Irori who, according to legend, ascended to divinity by authoring a book so perfectly profound that he merged with it and became a god—the Azvadeva Pujila.[2]

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Role

Gruhastha is called the Keeper as he keeps watch over Golarion until enough beings reach enlightenment, at which point the world would itself become part of Nirvana.[1]

Relationships

Gruhastha is the nephew of Irori and an ally of the Master of Masters in the role of his advisor.[1][2]

Church

Holy text

Gruhasthans consider all books to be holy, but none surpasses the Azvadeva Pujila, which is both an incarnation of Gruhastha himself and his greatest work of text. The work is relatively informal for a holy book and full of fables, each with layers of hidden wisdom.[3]

Holidays

Azvadeva Dejal
Annually on 3 Desnus, worshipers mark the revelation of the Azvadeva Pujila by gifting books, celebrating knowledge, blessing animals, and enjoying a vegetarian feast.[3]

References

Paizo published major articles about Gruhastha in Faiths of Golarion and Lost Omens Gods & Magic.

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