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Sri Dharacharya was an Indian Mathematician who was born in
870 CE and died in c. 930 CE. Apart from being a Mathematician,
he was also a Philosopher and Sanskrit pandit. He was born in
Bhuriśreṣṭi which is currently known as Hugli. He was born to
Baladevācārya and Acchoka Bai who were Sanskrit pandit and
Sri Dharacharya Books
Sri Dharacharya has written more than 5 treatises:
1. Trisatika (300)
( Live Class)
Vedic Maths [
He has written more than three hundred ślokas in one of his
books and so that book is famously known as Triśatika. In his
books, he discusses the counting of numbers, fraction, joint
business or partnership, division, squares, cubes, natural number,
zero, interest-calculation, rule of three, measures, multiplication,
and mensuration (the main part of geometry which deals with
sizes, lengths, areas, and volumes).
Just like the other Ancient Indian Mathematicians like
Aryabhatta, Baudhayana, Varahamihira, he too has contributed
in mathematics which is mentioned below.
Contributions of Sri
Dharacharya in Mathematics
He was the one who separated algebra from arithmetic.
He gave an explanation on the zero. He addressed, “If zero
is added to any number, the sum is the same number; if
zero is multiplied by any number, the product is zero; if
zero is subtracted from any number, the number remains
He wrote on the practical applications of algebra.
While dividing a fraction, he has noticed that out the
method of multiplying the fraction by the reciprocal of the
He was the first Indian Mathematician who found the