Brihat Samhita

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वराहमिहिर बृहत्संहिता
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बृहत्संहिता

The Brihat-Samhita by Varaha Mihira is an encyclopedia of wide-ranging subjects of human interest, including astrology, planetary movements, eclipses, rainfall, clouds, architecture, growth of crops, matrimony, domestic relations, gems, pearls and rituals. It contains one hundred and six chapters. 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.

 

वराह मिहिरा द्वारा बृहत्-संहिता ज्योतिष, ग्रह-चाल, ग्रहण, वर्षा, बादल, वास्तुकला, फसलों की वृद्धि, वैवाहिक जीवन, घरेलू संबंध, रत्न, मोती और अनुष्ठान सहित मानव हित के व्यापक विषयों का एक विश्वकोश है। इसमें एक सौ छह अध्याय हैं। इसे 6 वीं शताब्दी में लिखा गया था। ए.डी. (या पहली शताब्दी ई.पू.) लगभग 4000 संस्कृत छंदों (स्लोक) में वराहमिहिर के रूप में जाना जाता है, जिन्हें गणित, खगोल विज्ञान और ज्योतिष का एक महान वैज्ञानिक विद्वान माना जाता था।

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Famous Shloka from Brihat Samhita

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The multi-coloured rays of the Sun, being dispersed in a cloudy sky, are seen in the form of a bow, which is called the rainbow.
सूर्य के प्रकाश में विद्यमान रहने वाली विभिन्न रङ्ग की किरणें अभ्रों ( मेघों) के द्वारा विघटित हो जाती हैं तदोपरान्त वियत् अर्थात् आकाश में धनु: की आकृति में समञ्जित होकर दिखती हैं , वही इन्द्रधनुष है ।

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