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VARAHAMIHIRA’S BRIHAT SAMHITA If^rftrTT With an English Translation and Notes B Y Panditabhushana V. Subrahmanya Sastri,.B. a. Asst «Secretary to the . Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Brihat Samhita has 6 ratings and 2 reviews. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as m.. .

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Often referred to as The Prince of Indian Astronomers, Varahamihira’s major works are in the field of astronomy and astrology. Agriculture and Economics 8. This brihta presents a short background and review of the text with brief analyses of the major subject categories. He was a famous astrologer, astronomer, philosopher, scientist, mathematician and poet.

This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Career – Next 12 Months. In his chapter on Undercurrents see iihe lists a number of positive and negative bio indicators that point to or negate the existence of groundwater at that point.

His son Prithuyasas also contributed samhjta Hindu astrology; his book Hora Sara is a famous book on horoscopy.

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He was among the first mathematicians to discover a version of what is now known as the Pascal’s triangle. In his unique book, Sandalwood and Carrion: Background The Gupta Age is verily called India’s Golden Age because of the tremendous growth the nation — particularly the north of India — witnessed in all respects. Discuss With Our Astrologers. The chronology of ancient India: This feature is almost a constant through the Brihat Samhita and this is what has endeared the writer to generations of readers.

Chronology of Hindu texts. Mention of grafting, pruning and fertilizing techniques further testify for the incredibly deep knowledge Vaharamihira had on matters on gardening and plant life.


Belonging to the 6 th century CE of the Gupta Age, he composed numerous texts on astrology and allied subjects. There are also some chapters devoted to auspicious days and times pertaining to birth, weddings, travel, etc. These samhiha subjects open a window to the social life of the period, pointing especially at the opulence of the Varahamohira Age. It covers wide ranging subjects of human interest, including astronomy, planetary movements, eclipses, rainfall, clouds, architecture, growth of crops, manufacture of perfume, matrimony, domestic relations, gems, pearls, and rituals.

These chapters elaborate the sources of these gems and their quality.

Brihat Samhita

Sibaram Padhy marked it as to-read May 07, The author describes the size, shape, clarity, purity, weight and even prices of some of these gems. Such a gem in the shape of a woman is the fruit of a person’s good deeds, and from such a gem a person obtains both sons and pleasure. Saturn Sadesati For Life. Fortune – Next 12 Months. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Science, Civilization and Society. Srikanth marked it as to-read Dec 25, But most importantly, Varahamihira’s Brihat Samhita shows how ‘scientific, secular’ vadahamihira can be humane.

Rain gauging comes across as an important function of the ancient Indian astrologer. Elaborate studies have been undertaken by contemporary scholars on this aspect and science has indeed corroborated the accuracy of many of the parameters described by the great ancient scientist.

A woman therefore resembles the goddess of wealth in a family, and must be treated with respect, and all her wants must be satisfied.

Western scholars have only been eager to dismiss the corpus of Indian scientific literature as unscientific. Walter Eugene Clark David Pingree. A chapter on sculptures was translated and included in the said book Maddhu marked it varabamihira to-read Mar 06, When the year was this book composed by Varaha Mihir?


Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Varahamihira is also credited with writing several authoritative texts on astronomy and astrology. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Chapters 61 through 67 describe briefly the features of animals like dogs, roosters, turtles, goats, horses and elephants. Varahamihra also known as Varaha or Mihira, was considered to be one of the ‘nine gems’ or navaratnas of King Vikramaditya or Chandragupta II’s court.

Radhakrishnan added it Jul 16, According to one of his own works, he was educated at Kapitthaka. Yedhu Gireesh marked it as to-read Jul 08, To ask other readers questions about Brihat Samhitaplease sign up.


Gemology in the Brihat Samhita Gems and jewels are first mentioned in the Brihat Samhita in the astrological context Samantha Wallace marked it as to-read May 01, We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri This is a reproduction of a book published before It contains chapters and is known as the “great compilation”.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Vasishtha siddhanta, so called from one of the stars of the Great Bear.

Spread over the second part of the treatise, Varahamihira devotes a great many chapters to describing people of the society. Astrology and Astronomy in the Brihat Samhita Since Varahamihira was primarily an astrologer, astrology and astronomy make up for more than half the content of the Brihat Samhita.

Varahamihira learnt astrology from his father and mastered the Vedas and after a meeting with the great mathematician, Aryabhatta at Kusumapura, he became interested in astronomy3. Hardcoverpages. These helped create blueprints not just for the builder but also the priest.