Sunday, 12 November 2017

Great Indians of Ancient India! - PART (3)

In January 2014, I had assembled information on similar topic as part 2, Here is continuation of few more great Indians of ancient India as part 3.


Barhma Gupta:(Lived 597 – 668 AD)

Brahmagupta was an Ancient Indian astronomer and mathematician. He was born in the city of Bhinmal in Northwest India. His father, whose name was Jisnugupta, was an astrologer. He introduced negative number and operations on zero into mathematics

He was the first person to discover the formula for solving quadratic equations.



Bhaskaracharya’s ‘Siddhanta Shiromani’ is considered as the pinnacle of all the astronomical works of those 700 years.

He accurately calculated the time that earth took to revolve around the Sun as 365.2588 days that is a difference of 3 minutes of modern acceptance of 365.2563 days. This was much before Leibniz or Newton could come up with Differential or Integral Calculus and to explain the forces of gravity. He was the first to conceive the Differential Coefficient and Differential Calculus.

Bhaskaracharya was a teacher, mathematician and an astronomer. He also headed the Astronomical Observatory in Ujjain that was the learning center of India. His contribution to Astronomy and Mathematics in the 12th century was unparalleled and significant.

Tulsidas:(born in Rajpur, in the district of Banda in Uttar Pradesh, in Samvat 1589 or 1532 A.D.)

Tulsidas did not cry at the time of his birth. He was born with all the thirty-two teeth intact. In childhood his name was Tulsiram or Ram Bola.

Tulsidas wrote twelve books. The most famous book is his Ramayan—Ram-charit-manas—in Hindi. He wrote this book under the directions of Hanuman. This Ramayan is read and worshiped with great reverence in every Hindu home in Northern India. It is an inspiring book. It contains sweet couplets in beautiful rhyme. Vinaya Patrika is another important book written by Tulsidas.

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Satender Kumar Mall

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