BRIHAT SAMHITA OF VARAHAMIHIRA PDF

The work is a treatise on mathematical astronomy and it summarises five earlier astronomical treatises, namely the Surya Siddhanta , Romaka Siddhanta , Paulisa Siddhanta , Vasishtha Siddhanta and Paitamaha Siddhanta. Brihat-Samhita[ edit ] Another important contribution of Varahamihira is the encyclopedic Brihat-Samhita. Although the book is mostly about divination, it also includes a wide range of subjects other than divination. 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.

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The work is a treatise on mathematical astronomy and it summarises five earlier astronomical treatises, namely the Surya Siddhanta , Romaka Siddhanta , Paulisa Siddhanta , Vasishtha Siddhanta and Paitamaha Siddhanta.

Brihat-Samhita[ edit ] Another important contribution of Varahamihira is the encyclopedic Brihat-Samhita. Although the book is mostly about divination, it also includes a wide range of subjects other than divination. 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.

The volume expounds on gemstone evaluation criterion found in the Garuda Purana, and elaborates on the sacred Nine Pearls from the same text. It contains chapters and is known as the "great compilation". He was also an astrologer. His son Prithuyasas also contributed to Hindu astrology; his book Hora Sara is a famous book on horoscopy.

Khana also named Lilavati elsewhere , the medieval Bengali poet astrologer, is believed to be the daughter-in-law of Varahamihira. Paulisa Siddhanta is often mistakenly thought to be a single work and attributed to Paul of Alexandria c.

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Vujora The volume samhta Brihat Samhita expounds on the criteria of gemstone evaluation found in Garuda Purana. Set of 2 Volumes. Arvind added it Oct 18, It will outline in brief the contents of each subject category and some of its possible connotations. Varahamihira learnt astrology from his father and mastered the Vedas and after a meeting with the great mathematician, Aryabhatta at Kusumapura, he became briyat in astronomy3. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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The brevity employed in its composition is noteworthy. Because of its many ancient commentaries by Bhattotpala and others especially the Dasadhyayi of Talakkulathur Govindam Bhattathiri Commentaries[ edit ] The following information is derived from "On the Authenticity of the Modern Brhat Parasara Hora Sastra" by Vedic Astrologer Shyamasundara Dasa: [7] Kalyanraman refers to twenty commentaries on Brihat Jataka of Varahamihira [8] and Alberuni in his memoirs has mentioned that Balabhadra, who lived before Bhattotpala , had written a commentary on Brihat Jataka. His commentary of more than eight thousand verses on Brihat Jataka includes numerous illustrations. There are also three lesser known commentaries on Brihat Jataka considered to be one of the best works on Hindu astrology, they are - Subodhini, Muraksari and Sripatyam.

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Belonging to the 6 th century CE of the Gupta Age, he composed numerous texts on astrology and allied subjects. Among his notable works is the Brihat Samhita, which is an extraordinary treatise on not just astrology but a host of other subjects — from architecture to agriculture, from meteorology to physiognomy, from economics to dental hygiene! This paper presents a short background and review of the text with brief analyses of the major subject categories. Introduction With India slowly emerging from its colonial hangover, there is a revival of interest in its glorious past.

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