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Who is Sri. Varahamihira ? WHat are his important works ?

Asked by radhakrishnan, 18 Jul '07 11:12 am
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Varahamihira was born in 499 A.D. into a family of Brahmins settled at Kapittha, a village near Ujjain. His father, Adityadasa, was a worshipper of the sun god and it was he who taught Mihira astrology. On a visit to Kusumapura (Patna) young Mihira met the great astronomer and mathematician, Aryabhata. The meeting inspired him so much that he decided to take up astrology and astronomy as a lifetime pursuit.At that time, Ujjain was the center of learning, where many schools of arts, science and culture were blooming in the prosperity of the Gupta reign. Mihira, therefore, shifted to this city, where scholars from distant lands were gathering. In due course, his astrological skills came to the notice of Vikramaditya Chandragupta II, who made him one of the Nine Gems of his court. Mihira traveled widely, even as far as Greece. He died in 587.
His encyclopedic knowledge and his lively presentation of subjects, as dry as astronomy, made him a celebrated figure. His treatise such as Panchas ...more
Answered by L KINI, 20 Jul '07 09:03 am

 
  
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Varahamihir is actually two person, varaha, father and mihir, son. they were wellknown astrologer of middle age. probably they were member of nabaratna of famous vikramadiya or chandragupta II.
Answered by sudarshan debnath, 18 Jul '07 11:15 am

 
  
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