Garga is a male Indian name. It is a sage name who did "nam karan" to lord Sri Krishna. It is found in Vedic and Puranic literature. In Vedic literature, Garga is either related to Bharadvaja or Angiras. Some ancient Jyotisha (time keeping, astronomy) texts are attributed to Garga. He is presented as belonging to the Yadavas and a part of King Prithu mythology. His passages have been quoted by Max Muller as a part of his evidence that time keeping using constellations was a part of the Vedic era knowledge. A Sanskrit text on astronomy dated to about 1st-century CE is called Garga samhita.
- Thaneswar Sarmah (1991). The Bharadvājas in Ancient India. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 123–124. ISBN 978-81-208-0639-9.
- Friedrich Max Müller (1862). On Ancient Hindu Astronomy and Chronology. Oxford University Press. pp. 37–60.
- Gargasaṃhitā, Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Roshen Dalal (2010). Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide. Penguin Books. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-14-341421-6.
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