by N. Chidambaram Iyer | 1884 | 135,584 words | ISBN-13: 9788171104215
Summary: This is the English translation of the Brihat-samhita, one of the fundamental works of ancient Indian astronomy (known as Jyotisha). It was written in the 6th century A.D. (or 1st century B.C.) in about 4000 Sanskrit verses (slokas) by the polymath known as Varahamihira, who was considered as a great scientific scholar of mathematics, astronomy and astrology.
The Brihat-samhita is written as an encyclopedia covering topics ranging from astronomy to divination and various arts such as architecture, agriculture and jewelry.
The work is also known as in Sanskrit as Varāhamihira Bṛhatsaṃhitā (वराहमिहिर बृहत्संहिता).
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The full text of the Brihat Samhita in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index: