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- Gossains, a Hindu social group dealing with Vedas
- A title given to members of the Shaiva sannyasin order of the Dashanami Sampradaya established by Shankaracharya.
- A title given to leaders of the Vaishnava order of the Vallabha.
- A Dasnami sanyas title given to a disciple by one's guru after getting baptised into sanyasa tradition (e.g. Gosain or Gusain or Goswami Tulsidas).
- H. P. Blavatsky, 1892. The Theosophical Glossary. London: The Theosophical Publishing Society
- New Illustrated Columbia Encyclopedia Vol 23, 1979. New York: Columbia University Press