The Brihat Samhita of Varaha Mihira

The Brihat Samhita of Varaha Mihira

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Author: N C Lyer
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): N C Iyer
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Year: 1987
Language: English
Pages: 464
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170300940


The Brihat Samhita of Varha Mihira is an encyclopaedia of astrological and other subjects of human interest. Whatever subject the author takes up for movements, rainfall, cloud, architecture, water-divination or some other topic he discusses the same with thoroughness and mastery based on the knowledge of action sastras.

Wherever he differs from ancient he gives reasons for it. The book contents One Hundred & Six Chapters.





1. Introductory
2. The Astrologer
3. On the Sun
4. On the Moon
5. On Rahu
6. On Mars
7. On Mercury
8. On Jupiter
9. On Venus
10. On Saturn
11. On Comets and the Like
12. On Camopus
13. On the Ursa Major
14. Division of Globe
15. Stellar Rulership
16. On the Planets
17. On Planetary Conjunctions
18. On the Moon’s Conjunctions with the Planets
19. On Planetary Years
20. On Planetary Meetings
21. On the Rain Clouds
22. Rain Support Days
23. On Rain
24. On Rohini Yoga
25. Svaati Yoga
26. On Asadhi Yoga
27. On the winds
28. On Immediate Rain
29. On Flowers and Planets
30. On Twilight Hours
31. Glow at the Horizon
32. On Erathquakes
33. On Meteors
34. On Halos
35. On the Rainbow
36. On the Cloud Castles
37. On Parhelion
38. On Dust Storms
39. On Thunderbolts
40. On Vegetable Horoscopy
41. On commodities
42. On the price of Commodities
43. On Indra’s Banner
44. On the Lustration of Arms
45. On the Wagtail
46. On Portents
47. Mutley Miscellany
48. On Royal Bath
49. On Cron Plat
50. On the Sword
51. On Limbs
52. On Pimples
53. On House-Building
54. On under Currents
55. On Gardening
56. On the Building of Temples
57. On Durable Cements
58. On Temple Images
59. On entry into the forest
60. On the fixing of the Images in temples
61. On the features of Cows and Oxen
62. On the features of the dog
63. On the Features of the Cock
64. On the Features of the Turtle
65. On the Features of the Goat
66. On the Features of the Horse
67. On the Features of the Elephant
68. On the Features of the Man
69. On the Five Great Men
70. On the Features of the women
71. On Injuries to Garments
72. On Chamara
73. On Umbrellas
74. On the Praise of Women
75. On Amiability
76. On Spermatic Drugs and Medicines