Prelims 9560

Brihat-Jataka, which is considered as one of the five main treatises on Hindu astrology on horoscopy, was written by –

a       Varahamihira
b       Kalidasa
c       Valmiki
d       Madhava and Nilakantha

Solution (a)

Brihat Jataka, is one of the five principal texts written by Varahamihira.

The other four being Panchasiddhantika, Brihat Samhita, Laghu Jataka and Yogayatra.

Brihat Jataka is considered as the standard textbook on Vedic astrology, and sometimes described as “India’s foremost astrological text”.

It is also one of the five major treatises on Hindu Predictive Astrology, the other four being Saravali of Kalyanverma, Sarvartha Chintamani of Venkatesh, Jataka Parijata of Vaidyanatha and Phaladeepika of Mantreswara. The study of this classic text makes one grasp the fundamentals of astrology.

Do you know?

Varahamihira was an Indian astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer who lived in Ujjain.
He is considered to be one of the “Nine Jewels” (Navaratnas) of the court of legendary ruler Yashodharman Vikramaditya of Malwa.