# Bhāskara

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

- creator of light; creator of radiance; illuminator
- the Sun; fire; gold; a sculptor
- a son of Kaśyapa and Aditī (Hari. Pur.); a mathematician of the 7th century CE (known as Bhāskara I) who was the first to conceive of numbers in the Hindu-Arabic decimal system and use a circle as the symbol for the value ‘zero’, and the author of the treatise Mahābhāskariya; a 12th century mathematician and astronomer (known as Bhāskara II) who was the author of the arithmetical treatise Līlāvati, the algebraic treatise Bījaganita, and the treatise of astronomical mathematics Siddhānta Śiromaņi.

Sometimes transliterated as: Bhaskara, BhAskara, Bhaaskara