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#DYK that the world’s ‘oldest’ recorded zero symbol is in India
It's at #Gwalior’s Chaturbhuj Temple
The Hindu temple excavated in a rock face in the Gwalior Fort, in c875 AD, by Alla, the son of Vaillabhatta of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty is a sought after monument
One of the temples inscriptions contains the earliest known inscription of the circular symbol "O", to represent zero, in India, though the Bakhshali manuscript is regarded as the earliest existent use of zero
@RomeshNadir @amritabhinder @MeghBulletin @OsintUpdates @centerofright
The inscription reads among other things that the community planted a garden of 187 hastas by 270 hastas (1 hasta = 1.5 ft), that the garden yielded 50 garlands for the temple every day
The last digits of 270 & 50 are "O" shaped

@bkum2000 @ShefVaidya @mathshistory @MathsStories
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The son of a great Rishi returned after his studies in the forest academy of another Rishi.

“Have you understood the Truth?” asked the father.


“I think I have, dear father” said the young man, “but I am still confused about one thing. How can this entire Universe come out of the attributeless, Supreme Brahman?”

The Rishi said, “Go to that majestic banyan tree and pick up a seed. Then come to me and follow instructions.”

“I shall do that”, said the young man.

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