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The Keeper
Areas of Concern
The Vudrani holy book
Work toward collective transcendence, expose and root out malicious lies, challenge oppression through education, protect knowledge, seek truth
Deny a sincere student education, destroy knowledge, disrespect the traditions of those around you, willfully spread ignorance or wrong information
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Animals, Good, Knowledge, Law, Travel
Subdomains (1E)
Education, Exploration, Friendship, Memory, Purity, Thought
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Glyph, knowledge, perfection, truth
Alternate: Nature, travel
Favored Weapon
Mandala with four open books as gates of the compass points
Source: Faiths of Golarion, pg(s). 17–211E
Lost Omens Gods & Magic, pg. 62
A depiction of Gruhastha holding a book.

Gruhastha is a male Vudran god.1 He was a mortal nephew of Irori who, according to legend, ascended to divinity by authoring a book so perfectly profound that he merged with it and became a god—the Azvadeva Pujila.2


Gruhastha is called the Keeper as he keeps watch over Golarion until enough beings reach enlightenment, at which point the world would itself become part of Nirvana.1


Gruhastha is the nephew of Irori and an ally of the Master of Masters in the role of his advisor.12


Holy text

Gruhasthans consider all books to be holy, but none surpasses the Azvadeva Pujila, which is both an incarnation of Gruhastha himself and his greatest work of text. The work is relatively informal for a holy book and full of fables, each with layers of hidden wisdom.3


Azvadeva Dejal
Annually on 3 Desnus, worshipers mark the revelation of the Azvadeva Pujila by gifting books, celebrating knowledge, blessing animals, and enjoying a vegetarian feast.3


Paizo published major articles about Gruhastha in Faiths of Golarion and Lost Omens Gods & Magic.

For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 1: Characters” in Campaign Setting, 39. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kate Baker, et al. Gruhastha” in Faiths of Golarion, 18. Paizo Inc.,
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kate Baker, et al. Gruhastha” in Faiths of Golarion, 20. Paizo Inc.,