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|Statue of Aryabhata on the grounds of IUCAA,Pune. As there is no known         |
|information regarding his appearance, any image of Aryabhata originates from   |
|an artist's conception.                                                       |
|Born                       |476                                               |
|Died                       |550                                               |
|Era                         |Gupta era                                         |
|Region                     |India                                             |
|Main interests             |Maths, Astronomy                                   |
|Major works                 |Āryabhaṭīya, Arya-siddhanta                       |

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Birth

Aryabhata mentions in the Aryabhatiya that it was composed 3,630 years into the Kali Yuga, when he was 23 years old. This corresponds to 499 CE, and implies that he was born in 476 CE.[citation needed]

Aryabhata provides no information about his place of birth. The only information comes from Bhāskara I, who describes Aryabhata as āśmakīya, "one belonging to the aśmaka country." It is widely attested that, during the Buddha's time, a branch of the Aśmaka people settled in the region between the Narmada and Godavari rivers in central India, today the South Gujarat–North Maharashtra region. Aryabhata is believed to have been born there.[1][3] However, early Buddhist texts describe Ashmaka as being further south, in dakshinapath or theDeccan, while other texts describe the Ashmakas as having fought Alexander,

Education

It is fairly certain that, at some point, he went to Kusumapura for advanced studies and that he lived there for some time.[4] Both Hindu and Buddhist tradition, as well as Bhāskara I (CE 629), identify Kusumapura as Pāṭaliputra, modern Patna.[1] A verse mentions that Aryabhata was the...

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