About the Book
The Brihatsamhita of Varahamihira is an encyclopaedia of astrological and other subjects of human interest. It covers a wide range that includes Astronomy, Geography, Meteorology, Flora, Portents, Agriculture and Economics, Politics, Physiognomy, Engineering, Botany, Zoology, Erotics, Gemology and Hygeine.
About the Author
Prof. M.R.Bhat was a well known Sanskrit scholar, teacher, poet and astrologer, who retired in 1974 as the Head of Sanskrit Department of Hindu College, Delhi University. He had served the cause of Sanskrit learning and Indian culture for more than half a century. Prof. Bhat edited with translation classical works like the Brihat Samhita of Varahamihira (2 Volumes), Horasara of Prthuyasas, Prasnajnanam of Bhattotpala. Author of Fundamentals of Astrology. Prof. Bhat had revised the translation of Uttara-kalamrtam, and Phaladipika. He was the founder-editor of the Sanskrit - English Journal Amrtavani and had contributed a large number of articles on oriental learning and culture of various journals and periodicals. In recognition of his erudition and devotion to oriental learning and culture Prof, Bhat was conferred the titles Vidyabhaskara, Vidyasagara and Kavitacatura. Prof. Bhat died in 1990.