Gargi, aka: Gārgi, Gārgī; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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