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The work is a treatise on mathematical astronomy and it summarises five earlier astronomical treatises, namely the Surya Siddhanta , Romaka Siddhanta , Paulisa Siddhanta , Vasishtha Siddhanta and Paitamaha Siddhantas.

It covers wide ranging subjects of human interest, including astrology, planetary movements, eclipses, rainfall, clouds, architecture, growth of crops, manufacture of perfume, matrimony, domestic relations, gems, pearls, and rituals.

The volume expounds on gemstone evaluation criterion found in the Garuda Purana, and elaborates on the sacred Nine Pearls from the same text. It contains chapters and is known as the "great compilation". On Astrology He was also an astrologer. He wrote on all the three main branches of Jyotisha astrology: Brihat Jataka - is considered as one the five main treatises on Hindu astrology on horoscopy.

Khana also named Lilavati elsewhere the medieval Bengali poetess astrologer is believed to be the daughter-in-law of Varahamihir. A comment in the Brihat-Samhita by Varahamihir says: "The Greeks, though foreign , must be honored since they have shown tremendous interest in our science Arithmetic He defined the algebraic properties of zero as well as of negative numbers.

He used it to calculate the binomial coefficients. In 5 sections, his monumental work progresses through native Indian astronomy and culminates in 2 treatises on Western astronomy, showing calculations based on Greek and Alexandrian reckoning and even giving complete Ptolemaic mathematical charts and tables.

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Proofs to establish the fact that Indians occupied, till the 12th century A. In spite of very many endeavours to prove that Indians received their preliminary lessons in Mathematics and astronomy from foreign preceptors, it is now not much difficult to prove that Indian Mathematics and Astronomy had a thoroughly indigenous origin. The foregoing statement is made with no pretention to deny the foreign influences, especially that of ancient Greece on later systems, and that influence may unhesitatingly be admitted as a result of normal give and take which was quite possible when two great culture as came closer to each other. Unfortunately very few definite and decisive records have come down to us to show the origin and development of the earlier phase of Indian Mathematics and Astronomy but the ancient tradition is conspicuously present in later works. In course of time, several schools of Astronomers rose to prominence, as early as 4th-5th Centuries A.

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The work is a treatise on mathematical astronomy and it summarises five earlier astronomical treatises, namely the Surya Siddhanta , Romaka Siddhanta , Paulisa Siddhanta , Vasishtha Siddhanta and Paitamaha Siddhantas. It covers wide ranging subjects of human interest, including astrology, planetary movements, eclipses, rainfall, clouds, architecture, growth of crops, manufacture of perfume, matrimony, domestic relations, gems, pearls, and rituals. The volume expounds on gemstone evaluation criterion found in the Garuda Purana, and elaborates on the sacred Nine Pearls from the same text. It contains chapters and is known as the "great compilation". On Astrology He was also an astrologer. He wrote on all the three main branches of Jyotisha astrology: Brihat Jataka - is considered as one the five main treatises on Hindu astrology on horoscopy.

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