‘Descendant of Garga,’ is the patronymic of Bālāki in the Brhadāranyaka and the Kausītaki Upanisads. Two Gārgyas are mentioned in the second Vamśa (list of teachers) in the Brhadāranyaka Upanisad: one of them is the pupil of Gārgya, who again is the pupil of Gautama. Others occur in the Taittirīya Áranyaka and in the Nirukta, as well as later in the ritual Sūtras. Thus the family was evidently long connected with the development of liturgy and grammar.
(‘Descendant of Garga’) is the name of a teacher, a pupil of Sthiraka Gārgya, in the Vamśa Brāhmaṇa. He is also mentioned in the Sūtras of the Sāmaveda, and is the reputed author of an extant Kalpa Sūtra.
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