Talk:Varāhamihira

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Merge From the article created under a different (and less common) spelling. Mereda 10:22, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

The article now has conflicting birth years: 505 (from article lead and births cat) vs. 499 (in the merged section after the trig identities). This should be sorted out if possible, or if the year of birth is uncertain that should be noted. 24.241.226.16 00:33, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

He was not born in 505, this is a date mentioned in his astronomical treatise Panca-Siddhantika, see for example the Article on him by K. V. Sarma in Helaine Selin (Herausgeber) Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in non-western Cultures, Kluwer 1997. The date of birth and death are unknown (Sarma).--Claude J (talk) 07:12, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

i jus wanted to know about warah mihir nd his inventions of formulae of making of bio fuel[edit]

i mukesh choudhary wants to know that ive read about a myth that warah mihir invented the first formulae to convert some bio compounds into bio fuel nd also he invented a thing that could change iron into gold is that true?? or its jus a myth.........

removal of ethnonationalist gibberish[edit]

I've removed ethnonationalist nonsense about it being "controversial" that a 6th-century AD Indian astronomer who wrote critical commentaries on Greek and Roman works of astronomy, which he explicitly stated to be Greek and Roman works of astronomy, was influenced by Greek and Roman astronomy. There is nothing remotely controversial about this; we do not accept Indian government sources on charged issues like this (especially not sources that include no detail whatsoever regarding what they allegedly state. See Pingree for details; if you don't know who Pingree is, you are by definition incompetent to comment. Hölderlin2019 (talk) 23:46, 21 July 2019 (UTC)