Garga Samhita Katha - Opening Ceremony
Reading by Sadhvi Shree Priti Priyamvada at Shree Guru Deep Ashram Allahabad during Maha Kumbh Mela.
Samhita means a compilation of knowledge, a collection of Mantras or Hymns. Garga Samhita belongs to the post-vedic period and is one of the rare texts teaching the confidential science of pure devotional service. It was composed by Rishi Garga Muni who lived at the time of Krsna's appearance on earth and was the family priest. Rishi Garga Muni is one of the important 18 Saints of astrology. He was a great authority in the knowledge of astrology and performed the name-giving ceremony for Krsna and Balarama. Garga Samhita is not only an astrology based scripture , but also describes the magical deeds of Lord Krishna and gives the detailed knowledge of Krishna's Character.