Who is Varahamihir ?

  1. An Astronaut
  2. A Space Shuttle
  3. A power station
  4. An Ancient Astronomer
Pushpendra Pal Dean Asked on 2nd November 2014 in History.
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Varahamihira is an Ancient Astronomer from India. He was born in Avanti on 505 CE and died on 587 CE. He is pioneer in mathematics and a great astronomer.

Pancha-Siddhantika is the main book of Varahamihira based on mathematical astronomy.

He is also a great mathematician. His work improves trigonometry (relation between sine and cosine), Optics, Arithmetic, binomial coefficient etc. He also worked to improve some of Aryabhatta’s theories.

Pushpendra Pal Dean Answered on 4th November 2014.
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