Gargi, Gārgi, Gārgī: 4 definitions

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Gargi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gārgī (गार्गी).—A celebrated brahmavādinī born in the family of Garga.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Gārgi (गार्गि).—A contemporary of Vāsudeva-Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 73. 94.

1b) A Vīthī comprising Sravaṇa, Dhaniṣṭha and Śatabhiṣak.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 51.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Gargī (गर्गी):—[from garga] f. (for gārgī), Name of the learned woman Vācaknavī, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

2) Gārgī (गार्गी):—[from gārga] a f. of the [patronymic] gārgya ([Pāṇini 4-1, 16 and vi, 4, 150]), Name of Vācaknavī (cf. gargī), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] Durgā, [Harivaṃśa 10243]

4) [v.s. ...] f. [dual number] Gārgī and Gārgyāyaṇa, [Pāṇini 1-2, 66; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

5) Gārgi (गार्गि):—[from gārga] a m. Name of an astronomer, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka [Scholiast or Commentator]]

6) Gārgī (गार्गी):—[from gārga] 1. gārgī f. of gya See gārga.

7) [from gārga] 2. gārgī ind. [from] gya.

8) [from gārgya > gārga] b f. See sub voce gārga

9) Gārgi (गार्गि):—b etc. See gārga.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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