The Laghu Jatakam is a highly authentic work on Vedic astrology written by the celebrated master Varaha Mihira. It contains rich material for any serious practitioner of Vedic astrology. The Laghu Jatakam is also a highly useful work on Vedic astrology composed by a master of unparalleled astrological wisdom. Easy to comprehend and rich in substance. It is a classic that must be studied alike by the novice and the master.
Varaha Mihira is considered the greatest authority on Vedic astrology after the era of the sages like Parashara. He was born in Ujjain. His exact time is perhaps not known but he is strongly believed to have existed during the sixth century AD and to have embellished the court of the king Vikramaditya. His most popular works are the Brihat Jatakam and the Brihat Samhita. The Laghu Jatakam is a rather abridged version of the more detailed Jataka text.