By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Gandharva-veda, GAndharva-veda, Gaandharva-veda
As Science of music
Veda means science of knowledge. The gandharvas are a class of demigods who were considered experts in the field of music, the science of music including musicology. Hence it came to be known as Gāndharva-veda.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore