Scientific Name: Pteropus giganteus Brunnich
Common Name: Common house gecko, Chhipkali (Hindi), Griha godha (Sanskrit)
Distribution: Human habitation structures in the tropics and sub- tropics
Conservation Status: Endangered

In Religion and Mythology​

The golden gecko or common house lizard is revered in the east and south as an animal whose mere touch assures a person of moksha (liberation) of the soul.

Several temples keep a golden replica to be touched for good luck.

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