# Who was Acharya Varahamihira?

## Who was Acharya Varahamihira?

Varahamihira was an Indian astrologer whose main work was a treatise on mathematical astronomy which summarised earlier astronomical treatises. He discovered a version of Pascal’s triangle and worked on magic squares.

## Who was Varahamihira and aryabhatta?

Aryabhatta was a great mathematician and astronomer. He wrote the book Aryabhatiya in 499 A.D. Varahamihira was born in 499 A.D. into a family of Brahmins settled at Kapittha, a village near Ujjain. His father, Adityadasa was a worshipper of the Sun god and it was he who taught Varahamihira astrology.

**What is the contribution of Varahamihira in mathematics?**

Varahamihira’s mathematical work included the discovery of the trigonometric formulas. He improved the accuracy of the sine tables of Aryabhata l. He defined the algebraic properties of zero as well as of negative numbers.

### Who was Varahamihira mention the name of his book?

Varahamihira wrote the Brihat samhita, an influential encyclopedic text in Sanskrit.

### What is contribution of aryabhatta?

Aryabhatta is among the mathematicians who brought new deductions and theories in mathematics and astronomy. His contribution to the mathematics is unmatched and cannot be ignored, as he was the one who deduced the approximate value of pi, which he found it to be 3.14.

**What are the achievements of Varahamihira?**

## What is the meaning of Varahamihira?

Varahamihira, an inhabitant of Sakastan or Rajputana, disclosed as a Maga, Magus or Magician, the class of legendary Iranic sun-priests. Varaha-Mihir named after Mihira or Mithra, the supreme Iranic Sun-God; his ministry as priest of the primordial Iranic religion of Heliolatry, Sun-worship, or the Saura sect.

## Which age did aryabhatta and Varahamihira belong to?

Correct Option: C. Aryabhatta and Varahamihira belonged to Gupta age. During Gupta period education flourished and many great discoveries were made in these fields.

**Is Varahamihira a physician?**

‘Aryabhatta’ was the famous ‘Mathematician’ of the ancient period in the same way ‘Varahamihira’ was a famous ‘Physician’ of ancient period.

### What are the works of aryabhatta?

Aryabhatiya

The Āryabhaṭīya of Āryabhaṭa: An Ancient Indian Work on Mathematics and Astronomy

Aryabhata/Books

### What are the three achievements of aryabhatta?

Aryabhatta | 10 Major Contributions And Achievements

- #1 He wrote the hugely influential Aryabhatiya.
- #2 Aryabhatta was the first known person to solve Diophantine equations.
- #3 He made major contributions to Trigonometry and Algebra.
- #4 He most probably understood the concept of zero and the place value system.

**When was Varahamihira died?**

587 AD

Varāhamihira/Date of death

## What are the contributions of Varahamihira?

Varahamihira was an Indian astrologer whose main work was a treatise on mathematical astronomy which summarised earlier astronomical treatises. He discovered a version of Pascal’s triangle and worked on magic squares. Our knowledge of Varahamihira is very limited indeed.

## What inspired Varahamihira to take up astrology and astronomy?

On a visit to Kusumapura (Patna) young Varahamihira met the great astronomer and mathematician, Aryabhata. The meeting inspired him so much the he decided to take up astrology and astronomy as a lifetime pursuit.

**Who was Sage Varahamihira?**

Sage Varahamihira or was a renowned Astronomer, Mathematician, and Astrologer . He was the renowned scientist, who discovered water on Mars, even before 1500 years. He hailed from Ujjain and is believed to have lived during the Gupta period.

### When did Varahamihira die?

Varāhamihira Died 587 Ujjain Period Gupta era Subject Encyclopedia Notable works Pancha-Siddhāntikā, Brihat-Samhita, Brih