Brihat-samhita [sanskrit]

26,560 words

The Sanskrit text of the Brihat-samhita from the 6th-century authored by Varaha Mihira in present-day Ujjain, India. It primarily deals with astrology and astronomy but is presented as an encyclopedia of knowledge.

दृश्योऽमावास्यायां कपालकेतुः सधूम्ररश्मिशिखः ।
प्राङ् नभसोऽर्धविचारी क्षुत्मरकावृष्टिरोगकरः ॥ ३१ ॥

dṛśyo'māvāsyāyāṃ kapālaketuḥ sadhūmraraśmiśikhaḥ |
prāṅ nabhaso'rdhavicārī kṣutmarakāvṛṣṭirogakaraḥ || 31 ||

The Sanskrit text of Verse 11.31 is contained in the book Brihata Samhita (Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation) by Pandit Achyutananda Jha. This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (11.31). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Drishya, Amavasya, Kapalaketu, Sadhumra, Rashmi, Shikha, Prak, Pran, Pranc, Nabhas, Nabhasa, Ardha, Vicarin, Vicari, Kshut, Kshudh, Maraka, Rogakara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Verse 11.31). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “dṛśyo'māvāsyāyāṃ kapālaketuḥ sadhūmraraśmiśikhaḥ
  • dṛśyo' -
  • dṛśya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    dṛś -> dṛśya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √dṛś class 1 verb]
  • amāvāsyāyām -
  • amāvāsyā (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • kapālaketuḥ -
  • kapālaketu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sadhūmra -
  • sadhūmra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sadhūmra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • raśmi -
  • raśmi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    raśmī (noun, masculine)
    raśmī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    raśmī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • śikhaḥ -
  • śikha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “prāṅ nabhaso'rdhavicārī kṣutmarakāvṛṣṭirogakaraḥ
  • prāṅ -
  • prāk (indeclinable)
    prāṅ (indeclinable)
    prāñc (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    prāñc (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • nabhaso' -
  • nabhas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    nabhas (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    nabhasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ardha -
  • ardha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ardha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vicārī -
  • vicārī (noun, masculine)
    vicārī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    vicārin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kṣut -
  • kṣut (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    kṣudh (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • marakāvṛ -
  • maraka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ṛṣṭi -
  • ṛṣṭi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • rogakaraḥ -
  • rogakara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Verse 11.31

Cover of edition (2016)

Brhatsamhita with the Commentary of Bhattotpala
by Krishna Chandra Dwivedi (2016)

Publisher: Sampurnanand Sanskrit University; 1229 pages;

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Cover of edition (2012)

Brihat Samhita with the Commentary of Utpalapatimala of Yogisvara
by K. V. Sharma (2012)

Publisher: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Janakpuri; 754 pages; ISBN-10; 8186111360; ISBN-13: 9788186111369

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Cover of edition (2002)

Brihat Samhita (Hindi Translation)
by K. V. Sharma (2002)

Publisher: Sampurnanand Sanskrit University; 2359 pages; ISBN-13: 9789387890008.

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Cover of edition (2022)

Brhat Samhita (English translation)
by N. Chidambaram Iyer (2022)

Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.; 801 pages; Edited by Dr. Shrikrishna Jugnu; ISBN-10: 8171104215; ISBN-13: 9788171104215.

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Cover of edition (2010)

Brhat Samhita (English with notes)
by M. Ramakrishna Bhat (2010)

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidas Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; 1155 pages; ISBN-10: 8120810600; ISBN-13: 9788120810600.

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Cover of edition (2020)

Brhat Samhita (Telugu translation)
by Sishtla Umamaheswara Sharma (2020)

Publisher: Mohan Publications, Andhra Pradesh; 846 pages.

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Preview of verse 11.31 in Kannada sript:
ದೃಶ್ಯೋಽಮಾವಾಸ್ಯಾಯಾಂ ಕಪಾಲಕೇತುಃ ಸಧೂಮ್ರರಶ್ಮಿಶಿಖಃ ।
ಪ್ರಾಙ್ ನಭಸೋಽರ್ಧವಿಚಾರೀ ಕ್ಷುತ್ಮರಕಾವೃಷ್ಟಿರೋಗಕರಃ ॥ ೩೧ ॥

Cover of Gujarati edition

Brhat Samhita (Gujarati translation)
by - (2000)

Publisher: Shree Harihar Pustakalay, Surat; Author: Shri Varahamihira Acharya (શ્રી વરાહમિહીરાચાર્ય); 432 pages.

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Preview of verse 11.31 in Gujarati sript:
દૃશ્યોઽમાવાસ્યાયાં કપાલકેતુઃ સધૂમ્રરશ્મિશિખઃ ।
પ્રાઙ્ નભસોઽર્ધવિચારી ક્ષુત્મરકાવૃષ્ટિરોગકરઃ ॥ ૩૧ ॥

Cover of edition (2021)

Brhat Samhita (Kannada translation)
by Sripada Raghunatha Kulkarni (2021)

Publisher: Srinidhi Publications, Bangalore; 668 pages with illustrations.

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Preview of verse 11.31 in Kannada sript:
ದೃಶ್ಯೋಽಮಾವಾಸ್ಯಾಯಾಂ ಕಪಾಲಕೇತುಃ ಸಧೂಮ್ರರಶ್ಮಿಶಿಖಃ ।
ಪ್ರಾಙ್ ನಭಸೋಽರ್ಧವಿಚಾರೀ ಕ್ಷುತ್ಮರಕಾವೃಷ್ಟಿರೋಗಕರಃ ॥ ೩೧ ॥

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