The Lokavibhāga is a Jain cosmological text originally composed in Prakrit by a Digambara monk, Sarvanandin, surviving in a later Sanskrit translation by one Siṃhasūri. It was wrongly said by Ifrah to contain the oldest known mention of numeral zero ("0") as Khmer numerals from the seventh century also have 0 as a numerical value. However Khmer numerals have separate numerals for 10, 20 etc so are not a decimalpositional system and he says it is the oldest known mention of such. Surviving manuscripts of the Lokavibhāga are listed in v.26 of the New Catalogus Catalogorum. Parts of the Bakhshali Manuscript on arithmetic, which does use a physically written symbol for zero, have been carbon-dated, but the results of this dating are puzzling and are still being debated.
The printed edition of the Lokavibhāga states that the original Prakrit work was composed by Sarvanandin at Patalika in the Banarastra on a certain day the astronomical details of which are given. These correspond to 458 CE. The surviving text is a Sanskrit translation of Sarvanandin's work by one Simhasūri, made "some considerable time" after that date of Sarvanandin.