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Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)

Garta (गर्त) is mentioned by Panini as a place name, name of a Gana and name of a Country.

Garta in Ashthadhyayi

Garta (गर्त) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [1]

Garta (गर्त) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Kumudadi (कुमुदादि) ( group. [2]

V. S. Agrawala [3] writes that Garta (गर्त) is a place name mentioned by Panini under Suvastvadi (सुवास्त्वादि) (4.2.77) group.

V. S. Agrawala[4] writes that Panini refers garta-ending names again in sutra IV.2.137 and separately mentions Trigarta.

V. S. Agrawala[5] writes that Of the names ending with garta, Bahugarta and Chakragarta: Bahugarta refers most likely to the valley of Sabarmati Skt Śvabhramatī, literally the river of holes or pits (Śvabhra=hole, pit). Chakragarta refers to the region of Chakratirtha on the Gomati River near Dwarka in Prabhasa-kshetra.

Gartakula (गर्तकूल) is name of a Country mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Dhumadi (धूमादि) (4.2.127) group.[6]


Bhim Singh Dahiya[7] writes...It should be remembered that the origin of the Scythians is claimed to be from one, Targita or Targitaus; and the Swedish name, its equivalent, is Skjuta; the Scythian-getae of ancient Greek writers; the people called “Garta” or Garta-sad, by the Vedas, The later Jarta is but a form of ‘Garta’, a people, whose king is named Rudra, who themselves are called Maruts, “the soldiers of Indra” in the Rigveda and Atharva Veda. “The horse sacrifice, prevalent among the Getic nations, is the solid proof of the fact that these people descended from the Scythians” the Sada of Veda, the Sakas of later Indian literature, the Scjuta of Sweden, Mahabharata is full the names of Jat clans.

Bhim Singh Dahiya[8] notes that the word Garta which was written by the Greeks as Getes is the same as the Sanskrit word Jarta or the present Jats.

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