Yativṛṣabha

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Yativṛṣabha
Born est. 6th century CE
Died around 6th century end
Era Vedic period
Region Indian Subcontinent
Main interests Prakrit mathematician
Notable ideas Author of the Tiloyapannatti, which postulated different concepts about infinity.

Yativrsabha, also known as Jadivasaha, was a mathematician, and he was a Jain monk. He is believed to have lived during the 6th century, probably during 500-570. He lived and worked between the periods of two great Indian mathematicians, Aryabhata (476 – 550) and Brahmagupta (598-668). He wrote the book named Tiloyapannatti which describes cosmology from the point of view of Jain religion and philosophy. "The work also gives various units for measuring distances and time." Tiloyapannatti postulated different concepts about infinity.

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  • L C Jain and A Jain, Philosopher mathematicians : Yativrsabhacarya, Virasenacarya and Nemicandracarya (Meerut, 1985).
  • L C Jain, Basic mathematics : Exact Sciences from Jaina Sources 1 (New Delhi, 1982).

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