Anekanta: The Third Eye: [04.13] Third Eye 1 - The Peak Of Numbers: Shirshaprahelika

Published: 23.04.2007
Updated: 06.10.2008
In the Jain agamas the computation of very high numbers has been explained. The name for that is shirshaprahelika. In that context, today's numbers seem very small. If to one number, two hundred and forty zeroes are added then we arrive at that figure. This is an outstanding number. When science went into the subtle details of mathematics, then shirshaprahelika was proved and was valued as a great find.
Sources

  • Anekanta: The Third Eye by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 2002
  • Translated by Sudhamahi Regunathan
  • Published by Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan, India

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