Thoughts for upcoming Pi Day . . . 3/14
Madhava (c. 1360-1420), an Empranitiri
living in India, calculated and expressed
using the bhutasankhya system of words denoting objects that
taken in reverse order.
Here is a literal translation of his Sanskrit:
Gods , eyes , elephants
, fires , three , qualities , Vedas , naksatras ,
, and arms . The wise say that this is the measure of the
when the diameter of a circle is nine hundred billion.