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| Last Updated:: 05/03/2018

Gecko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Pteropus giganteus Brunnich

 

Common name

 

Common house gecko

 

Hindi

 

Chhipkali

 

Sanskrit 

 

Griha godha

 

Distribution

 

Human habitation structures in the tropics and sub- tropics.

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold lizard on the ceiling of a small chamber in Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple, Kanchipuram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The golden gecko or common house lizard is revered in the east and south as an animal whose mere touch assures a person of moksha (liberation) of the soul. Several temples keep a golden replica to be touched for good luck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna, (Penguin Book India, 2010)

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