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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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It will outline in brief the contents of each subject category and some of its possible connotations. Married Life – Next 12 Months. See 2 questions about Brihat Samhita…. However, there has been a definitive paradigm shift in academic inquiry over the years and the Indian approach to science is finally beginning to get its due.

Stellar Lore However, Varahamihira does not take credit for original content. There are independent chapters 81 to 84 devoted to diamonds, pearls, rubies, and emeralds.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Varahamihira clues the reader in on the prosperity or adversity to be expected on the basis of all body parts — from the hair on the head to the toes on the feet.

He is pleasantly pro- women in the chapter ‘In Praise of Women’, which is exemplified in the following verse: Skip to main content. Panch-Siddhantika is a great book associated with Briuat astrology as well as Hellenistic astronomy.

Brihat Samhita of Varaha Mihira

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Career – Next 12 Months. Manu Pratap Singh rated it it was amazing Jul 13, While reams have been written about the ancient Indian religions, culture and the arts, not much attention has been given to the body of sciences. Sasay to Zorgot, Sahitya Akademi,p There are similar detailed prescriptions about the central and ancillary icons in a temple — whether Hindu or Buddhist — as well as sacred rules pertaining to their installation.

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Varahamihira is also credited with writing several authoritative texts on astronomy and astrology. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

To ask other readers questions about Brihat Samhitaplease sign up. The Acharya then goes on to display his deep, intuitive knowledge of celestial bodies and planetary movements. Retrieved from ” https: The chronology of ancient India: It was written by Varahamihira in Sanskrit.

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. History of Indian Literature. Of these Romaka and Paulisha are known to be references to Roman and Greek schools of thought, which Varahamihira himself preferred 5.

These notes offer valuable insights on not just the technical points of gemology, but also their uses in astrology and the prevalent trade practices in that industry.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A woman therefore resembles the goddess of wealth in a family, and must be treated with respect, and all her wants must be satisfied. Not only was commerce and the crafts thriving, but also polity and science. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Rain gauging comes across as an important function of the ancient Indian astrologer.


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Jun 17, Susheel04 added it. Nishikant marked it as to-read Jul 19, Varahamihira’s most notable work was Brhat Samhitaan encyclopedic [5] work on architecture, temples, planetary motions, eclipses, timekeeping, astrology, seasons, cloud formation, rainfall, agriculture, mathematics, gemology, perfumes and many other topics.

As mentioned earlier, Varahamihira samhitw five Siddhantas: Nivedha Devi added it Apr 30, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Scholars and laymen alike stand to benefit from the study of this text, for varahamiihira has both — scientific and literary merit.

In three seemingly disconnected passages, Varahamihira tells us a man’s fortunes depending on the smell of his semen 11! Khana also named Lilavati elsewherethe medieval Samhiha poet astrologer, is believed to be the daughter-in-law of Varahamihira.


The Panchasiddhantika is his most famous astrological work, for it gives valuable references to five contemporaneous astronomical works, viz. It reflects the Indian belief in the interconnectedness of all things. 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. May 09, Aman is currently reading it. Paulisa Siddhanta, so called from Paulisa, the Greek, from the city of Sintra, which is supposed to be Alexandria.

This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.