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Who was LEELAVATI? she was famous for her mathmatical formules known as LEELAVATI SUTRA......

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She was the daughter of the great Indian mathematician Bhaskra.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 10 Jul '09 04:16 pm

 
  
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LEELAVATI was the daughter-in-law of the great Indian mathematician Varaha Mihira.As the legend goes in order to save the face of her great mathematician father-in-law LEELAVATI, who herself was a great & gifted mathematician including astrologer, amputed her toungue, before dictating the great sutras(formulas) relating to Mathematics & astrology.The formulas yet now followed in every corner of the country as LEELAVATI SUTRA
Answered by Pradipta pati, 10 Jul '09 05:17 pm

 
  
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According to a 1587 translationby Fyzi (an Arab translator) Lilavati was Bhaskaras
daughter. A famed astronomer and astrologer,Bhaskara foresaw that his daughter would not be married and live happily if she is not wedded at an auspicious moment. To find the moment, he constructed a device - a cup with a small hole in its bottom that was placed in a vessel filled with water.The auspicious moment would be when the cup that would sink having slowly filled-up. As fate would have it, on the wedding day, a pearl from Lilavatisdress fell into the cup and blocked the hole and the auspicious moment passed without her getting married. Bhaskara then wrote Lilavati to console and detract his grief stricken daughter to whom he taught the mathematical techniques.

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Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 10 Jul '09 05:13 pm

 
  
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The Lilavati, a text by the twelfth-century mathematician Bhaskara the Learned, was traditionally used for this purpose for arithmetic and this explains why it terminates with a verse with a double meaning in which Bhaskara compares his Lilavati, his gracious one" it also means arithmetic), to a woman endowed with all the graces of the jati (a word which means both of noble lineage and, in a technical sense, the reduction of fractions to a common denominator). "Joy and happiness in this world shall continually increase for those who hold her kanthasakta, close in their arms or clasped to their bosoms (learned by heart by repetition)."
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 10 Jul '09 04:14 pm

 
  
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There is a mathematical exercise called "samikarana" which is the same as "equation". ... Bhaskaracarya had a daughter called Lilavati.
In Figuring she shares her secrets with you. ... vedic math applications in computers (2); vedic math sutras (2)
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 Jul '09 04:12 pm

 
  
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Daughter of bhaskar II
Answered by daityari routray, 24 Sep '12 03:22 pm

 
  
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Lilavati was the daudhteer of Bhaskaracharya.
Answered by deepak trivedi, 24 Jun '12 06:48 pm

 
  
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LEELAVATI was the daughter-in-law of the great Indian mathematician Varaha Mihira.
Answered by sumati gayki, 09 Nov '09 09:11 am

 
  
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