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Aryabhata, also called Aryabhata I or Aryabhata the Elder, (born , possibly Ashmaka or Kusumapura, India), astronomer and the earliest Indian. Aryabhata(some time misspelled as ‘Aryabhatta’) was one of the first Indian mathematicians and astronomers belonging to the classical age. He was born in In [8] it is claimed that Aryabhata was born in the Asmaka region of the Vakataka dynasty in South India although the author accepted that he lived most of his life.

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The work was written in verse couplets and deals with mathematics and astronomy.

Aryabhata himself may not have given it a name. Aryabhata described a geocentric model of the solar system, in which the Sun and Moon are each carried by epicycles. He flourished in Kusumapura—near Patalipurta Patnaautobiograpby the capital of the Gupta dynasty —where he composed at least two works, Aryabhatiya c. He also realized that second-order sine difference is proportional to sine.

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Babylonian mathematics Chinese mathematics Greek mathematics Islamic mathematics European mathematics. To a great extent, the work was many years ahead of its time. Aryabhata in the oc 5th century was the greatest mathematician of his age.

Direct details of Aryabhata’s work are known only from the Aryabhatiya. Some sources suggest that Kerala was Aryabhata’s main place of life and activity but others refute this statement. Considered in modern English units of time, Aryabhata calculated the sidereal rayabhata the rotation of the earth referencing the fixed stars as 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4. Portions of the work were quoted in other works and autobikgraphy has allowed it to avoid becoming lost.

Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. This corresponds to CE, and implies that he was born in His later writings, which apparently proposed the ardha-rAtrikA, or midnight model, are lost. An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science. This work artabhata to be based on the older Surya Siddhanta and uses the midnight-day reckoning, as opposed to sunrise in Aryabhatiya. It also contained a description of several astronomical instruments: See the events in life of Aryabhata in Chronological Order.


The Works of Aryabhata Aryabhata autobiogrpahy known for one very great work and this would be the Aryabhatiya. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Aryabhata.

Aryabhata Biography – Life of Indian Astronomer

While there is a tendency to misspell his name as “Aryabhatta” by analogy with other names having the ” bhatta ” suffix, his name is properly spelled Aryabhata: Archived from the original on 11 July Archived copy as title link.

His contribution to the study of Algebra is immense. Chandra Hari has argued for the Kerala hypothesis on the basis of astronomical evidence. As with many of the great astronomers in history, Aryabhata promoted the notion the earth spun on its own axis and the sun revolved around the earth and aryaabhata the other way around. When Arabic writers translated his works from Sanskrit into Arabic, they referred it as jiba.

Some historians believe, although there is no concrete proof this is the case, that Aryabhata would go on to become the actual person in charge of the university located at Nalanda. Heliocentrism As with many of the great astronomers in history, Aryabhata promoted the notion the earth spun on its own axis and the sun revolved around the earth and not the other way around.

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United Nations UNinternational organization established on October 24, Aryabhata mentions in the Aryabhatiya that it was composed 3, years into the Kali Yugawhen he was 23 years old.


The sixth part of the product of three quantities consisting of the number of terms, the number of terms plus autbiography, and twice the number of terms plus one is the sum of the squares.

It turns out that the smallest value for N is This was one of the many treatises he would write during his lifetime. He was aware of the concept of zero, as well as the use of large numbers up to Kusumapura Pataliputra present day Patna [1]. The Arya-siddhantaa lost work on astronomical computations, is known through the writings of Aryabhata’s contemporary, Varahamihiraand later mathematicians and commentators, including Brahmagupta and Bhaskara I.

This work very heavily goes into great detail into equipment used in astronomy and gives great insight into what astronomers at the time used as part of their profession.

The inter-school Aryabhata Maths Competition is also named after him, [44] as is Bacillus aryabhataa species of bacteria discovered in the stratosphere by ISRO scientists in Aryabhata was one of the great mathematicians and astronomers from the classical era in India.

Within the mathematics portion of the work, a great deal was written about high level math topics such as autobiofraphy trigonometry and spherical trigonometry, along with sections on arithmetic, quadratic equations, and algebra. In AryabhatiyaAryabhata provided elegant results for the summation of series of squares and cubes: He went to Kusumapura for advanced studies and lived there for some time. It claims that it is a translation by Aryabhata, but the Sanskrit name of this work is not known.