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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.

Bornest. 6th century CE
Diedaround 6th century end
Notable work(s)Author of the Tiloyapannatti, which postulated different concepts about infinity.
ProfessionPrakrit mathematician
Religious career
ProfessionPrakrit mathematician

See alsoEdit


  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Yativṛṣabha", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.

Further readingEdit

  • 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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