Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Mahavira

All that is known about Mahavira's life is that he was a Jain (he perhaps took his name to honour the great Jainism reformer Mahavira [c. 599 - 527 BCE]) and that he wrote Ganitasarasangraha (�Compendium of the Essence of Mathematics�) during the reign of Amoghavarsha (c. 814 - 878) of the Rashtrakuta

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