GANIKA Ganika, the deformed Kubja and the sinner Ajamila were emancipated. (Gauri Cheti Namdev, p. 345) While teaching the parrot, Ganika attained emancipation. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) Ganika was a reputed courtesan and led a sinful life. Some sage, probably Narada, taking pity on her, went to her house and gave her a parrot with a directive to teach him regularly the (inverted) Name of the Lord. This exercise raised her to the status of a great devotee of God.
1. Kohli, Surindar Singh (ed), Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib, 1993