UPSC History The vedic period - Early vedic period, Later vedic period and sangam period Question Bank Vedic Period/Mahajanapadas/Nandas etc

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    Who wrote the first textbook on Jyotish?                  

    A)  Panim

    B)  Patanjali

    C)                     Katyayan

    D)  Bhrigu

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Maharishi Bhrigu was the first compiler of predictive astrology, Jyotisha. He is credited as the father of Hindu astrology and the first astrological treatise Bhrigu Samhita is attributed to his authorship. The Bhrigu Samhita is an astrological (Jyotish) classic attributed to Maharishi Bhrigu during the Vedic period. Patanja is the author of Mahabhasya, the Sanskrit grammar and Yogashastra, the book on Yoga.

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