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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Nivedha Devi added it Apr 30, 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. Srikanth marked it as to-read Dec 25, The work is a treatise on mathematical astronomy and it summarises five earlier astronomical treatises, namely the Surya SiddhantaRomaka SiddhantaPaulisa SiddhantaVasishtha Siddhanta and Paitamaha Siddhanta.

He mentioned this in Panch-Siddhantika. Western scholars have only been eager to dismiss the corpus of Indian scientific literature as unscientific. History of Indian Literature. Varahamihira devotes several chapters on predictive astrology, based on the position of planets, bodily characteristics angavidya: These helped create blueprints not just for the builder but also the priest.

Saturn Sadesati For Life. Lists with This Book. Not only was commerce and the crafts thriving, but also polity and science. He classifies earthquakes by way of brihaf time and gives many natural indicators predicting quakes and some mythological reasons for their occurrence. It is to this third branch that the Brihat Samhita belongs.


Refresh and try again. 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. Radhakrishnan added it Jul 16, On samnita foundation of these five systems, he devised three branches or skandhas6.

Brihat Samhita

Astro Adam rated it it was amazing Feb 28, 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. 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.

Miscellaneous subjects in the Brihat Samhita This last category includes a lot of varied subjects, ranging from trade commodities chapter 41to pimples chapter 52from umbrellas chapter 73 to spermatic drugs chapter 76and from ‘Cots and Seats’ chapter 79 to perfume mixtures chapter 80!

The Brihat Samhita The term Brihat Samhita literally translates to the ‘big collection’, and the name is truly justified, given the encyclopaedic nature of the composition. India is one of the largest agricultural economies in the world.


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.

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.

His son Prithuyasas also contributed to Hindu astrology; his book Hora Sara is a famous book on horoscopy. The breadth of the entrance to the garbhagriha shall be a fourth of the breadth of the room and its height shall be twice the breadth. Parth added it Feb 18, Want to Read saving…. It will outline in brief the contents of each subject category and some of its possible connotations.

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Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Meteorology and allied subjects in the Brihat Samhita Because planetary activity and climate are connected, Varahamihira’s Brihat Samhita deals with the subjects like meteorology, hydrology and seismology.

According to experts, was actually written in the 6th Century.

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