God; the Lord. The same word as Bhagavan with a different case-ending; the commonly used word for God. Terms such as Iswara, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva and names for the various aspects of God are more technical or philosophical. In ordinary conversation a man says either Bhagavan God) or Swami (the Lord). The term Bhagavan is used by general consensus for those few supreme sages who are recognized as being completely One with God.