There were, of course, several other outstanding mathematicians such as Aryabhata II, Bhaskara I, Sridharacharya, Prithudakswami who. Bhaskara’s LILAVATI. Of the many scholars Bhaskaracharya or Bhaskara II ( C.E.) stands out as a teacher and poet. According to the. Lilavati. This story, like many other stories, may not be able to tell us Lilavati. Bhaskara was one of the best mathematicians on the face of.

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Inwhen Colebrooke published his translation of the lilavvati of Bhaskara and Brahmagupta, it was generally believed that progress in Indian mathematics came to a standstill after the time of Bhaskara. India-Australia must forge knowledge partnership December 12, Cancel reply Enter your comment here We love Sydney in the summer December 20, This observatory was the top mathematical center in India and excellent mathematicians, such as Varahamihira and Brahmagupta, had also worked at the observatory.

This would mean that all numbers are the same, which is obviously not true. Bhaskara had calculated how long it would take for the cup to fill and sink. The young woman saved one third of them. The interested reader may verify the result by working out the problem from first principles.

He was shocked when he found out that Lilavati would not have a happy married life if she did not get married at a particular auspicious time. Bhaskara had a daughter named Leelavati. Sometimes the last lulavati books Grahaganita and Goladhyaya have been treated as the only two parts of the Siddhanta Siromaniwhile the first two books Lilavati and Bijaganita are viewed as two independent books. She was both intelligent and good looking which was a rare combination.


This fact has led to the following fanciful story. Lilavati was a very beautiful child.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bhaskara worked at the astronomical observatory at Ujjain and soon became the head of the facility. Retrieved September 1, He forewarned Lilavati not to go near the vessel. This year marks the th birth anniversary of Bhaskaracharya. Bhaskara looked at different methods to perform calculations, such as multiplication and squaring, and he also wrote about the rule of three.

According to her horoscope, she would remain unmarried and childless unless her wedding took place at a precise time on a particular, auspicious day.

Lilavati | work by Bhaskara II |

Bhaskara looked at the mean longitudes and the true longitudes of the planets as well as latitudes. She remained silent most of the time.

Bhaskara was apprehensive about his daughter’s inquisitiveness and curiosity. Lilavatihas thirteen chapters and covers a number of topics.

Posted by Hesaraghatta at 8: Indian mathematics Social history of India Science and technology in India 12th-century books. Retrieved from ” https: Let 1 be the number assumed. Bhaskara, as did other Indian mathematicians, wrote in verse.


This book consists of twelve chapters and covers a variety of astronomical topics. These small circles then orbit the Earth or some other planetary body. I have read many different things which are different from the original story I had heard, but here, I will stick to the original one that my teacher had once told me.

In fact, half of his most famous work dealt with mathematical astronomy. Seeking Grooms December 1, The special event will be commemorated with several academic conferences across India. There were, of course, several other outstanding mathematicians such as Aryabhata II, Bhaskara I, Sridharacharya, Prithudakswami who flourished during this period.

It is then that he promised his daughter to write a book in her name, one that would remain till the end of time as a good name is akin to a second life.

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Leelavati, out of curiosity and unbeknownst to her father, peered into the device and, as she did so, a pearl from one of her ornaments fell into the cup, blocking the hole. The lover king of the elephants was leading three female elephants; [then], how many elephants were there in the flock? In the process, Bhaskara perused Lilavati’s horoscope.