Varāhamihira

Mathematician, Author

0505 – 0587

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Who was Varāhamihira?

Varāhamihira, also called Varaha or Mihir, was an Indian astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer who lived in Ujjain. He was born in Avanti region, roughly corresponding to modern-day Malwa, to Adityadasa, who was himself an astronomer. According to one of his own works, he was educated at Kapitthaka. He is considered to be one of the nine jewels of the court of legendary ruler Yashodharman Vikramaditya of Malwa.

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Born
0505
Ujjain
Also known as
  • वराहमिहिर
Siblings
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Died
0587

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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