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Religion Jainism
Sect Digambara
Born est. 6th century CE
Indian Subcontinent
Died around 6th century end
Religious career
Works Author of the Tiloyapannatti, which postulated different concepts about infinity.
Profession Prakrit mathematician

Yativṛṣabha, also known as Jadivasaha, was a mathematician and 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." Tiloya Panatti 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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