Author: N C LyerTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): N C IyerPublisher: Sri Satguru PublicationsYear: 1987Language: EnglishPages: 464ISBN/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.
PREFACEINTRODUCTIONCHAPTERS1. Introductory2. The Astrologer3. On the Sun4. On the Moon5. On Rahu6. On Mars7. On Mercury8. On Jupiter9. On Venus10. On Saturn11. On Comets and the Like12. On Camopus13. On the Ursa Major14. Division of Globe15. Stellar Rulership16. On the Planets17. On Planetary Conjunctions18. On the Moon’s Conjunctions with the Planets19. On Planetary Years20. On Planetary Meetings21. On the Rain Clouds22. Rain Support Days23. On Rain24. On Rohini Yoga25. Svaati Yoga26. On Asadhi Yoga27. On the winds28. On Immediate Rain29. On Flowers and Planets30. On Twilight Hours31. Glow at the Horizon32. On Erathquakes33. On Meteors34. On Halos35. On the Rainbow36. On the Cloud Castles37. On Parhelion38. On Dust Storms39. On Thunderbolts40. On Vegetable Horoscopy41. On commodities42. On the price of Commodities43. On Indra’s Banner44. On the Lustration of Arms45. On the Wagtail46. On Portents47. Mutley Miscellany48. On Royal Bath49. On Cron Plat50. On the Sword51. On Limbs52. On Pimples53. On House-Building54. On under Currents55. On Gardening56. On the Building of Temples57. On Durable Cements58. On Temple Images59. On entry into the forest 60. On the fixing of the Images in temples61. On the features of Cows and Oxen62. On the features of the dog 63. On the Features of the Cock64. On the Features of the Turtle65. On the Features of the Goat66. On the Features of the Horse67. On the Features of the Elephant68. On the Features of the Man69. On the Five Great Men70. On the Features of the women71. On Injuries to Garments72. On Chamara73. On Umbrellas74. On the Praise of Women75. On Amiability 76. On Spermatic Drugs and Medicines