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Kimnara

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kimnara
緊那羅 (Skt; Jpn kinnara )

    Also, kinnara. According to Indian mythology, musicians of the deity Kuvera who excel in singing and dancing and have a human body and the head of a horse. They were regarded as the gods of music. In Buddhism, they are one of the eight kinds of nonhuman beings who protect the Buddha's teachings, as are the heavenly musicians called gandharvas.

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Kiṃnara class of mythical beings, either half human and half bird or half human and half horse, who make celestial music.