guna

/goon"euh/, n.
(in Sankhya and Vedantic philosophy) one of the three qualities of prakriti, or nature, which are passion (rajas), dullness or inertia (tamas), and goodness or purity (sattva).
[1860-65; < Skt guna thread, quality]

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India
also spelled  Goona 

      city, northwestern Madhya Pradesh state, central India. Situated on the highway between Agra and Mumbai (Bombay), Guna is connected to Gwalior, Indore, and other cities by road and rail. It rose to prominence in the mid-19th century when it became a military station for the Gwalior Cavalry. The presiding Hindu deity of Guna is Hanuman, whose temples are located to the east and west of the city. Jain temples in and around Guna are also of some importance.

      Guna became a trading centre after the opening of the Guna-Baran Railway line at the end of the 19th century. The main industries are cigarette making and bicycle manufacturing, and cotton ginning, oilseed milling, and hand-loom weaving are important. The city has several colleges affiliated with Jiwaji University. Wheat, sorghum, legumes, corn (maize), and oilseeds are the major crops grown in the surrounding area. Pop. (2001) 137,175.

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