If Aryabhatta invented 0, then how did we know that Ravana had 10 heads, Kauravas were 100?

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It is believed that the culture of Hinduism and many modern technologies which we are using now-a-days were already said in great epics like Ramayana, Mahabaratha but this zero didn’t exist in single in those days, which means that there were separate individual symbols for 10, 100, 1000, etc., and it is a different number system that exists before all civilizations on earth.  In those days Brahmi lipi was widely used, even Brahmi lipi was used to write Sanskrit slokas in ancient  India.

Here are those numbers, you can observe a separate symbolic representation for 10, 20, 30, 40,… 100, 1000 etc.

Now, if you want to write 111 in Brahmi number then you have to write the symbol of hundred in hundred’s digit and ten in ten’s digit and the symbol of one in the unit digit.

Aryabhatta invented zero, he is the first of the great astronomers of the classical age of India. He was born in 476 AD in Ashmaka but later lived in Kusumapura, which his commentator Bhaskara I (629 AD) identifies with Patilputra (modern Patna). he gave the world the digit “0” (zero) for which he became immortal. Aryabhatt thought that some numbers like zero exists and one can represent Ten as Symbol of one as of ten digits and Symbol of zero as the unit digit. This was firstly added in ‘Bakhshali Manuscript‘ and then it was added in other Lipis. But it is believed that Zero and its operation are first defined by [Hindu astronomer and mathematician] Brahmagupta in 628, said Gobets. He developed a symbol for zero: a dot underneath numbers

After centuries Sridharacharya invented the operations of zero in India in the 8th century. He clearly mentioned the properties of Zero.

“If zero is added to any number, the sum is the same number; if zero is subtracted from any number, the number remains unchanged; if zero is multiplied by any number, the product is zero”.

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