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The Standard Hindi word Gossain or Gosain or Gusain or Gussain (derived from Sanskrit: गोस्वामी gōsvāmī "lord of senses") may refer to:

  • 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

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