Born c. 10th century AD
Residence Indian subcontinent
Religion Hindu
Academic work
Main interests Sanskrit mathematician
Notable works Mṛtasañjīvanī

Halayudha (Sanskrit: हलायुध) was a 10th-century Indian mathematician who wrote the Mṛtasañjīvanī,[1] a commentary on Pingala's Chandaḥśāstra. The latter contains a clear description of Pascal's triangle (called meru-prastaara).


Halayudha originally resided at the Rashtrakuta capital Manyakheta, where he wrote under the patronage of emperor Krishna III. His Kavi-Rahasya eulogizes Krishna III. Later, he migrated to Ujjain in the Paramara kingdom. There, he composed Mṛta-Sañjīvanī in honour of the Paramara king Munja.[2]


Halayudha composed the following works:[2]

See also


  1. Maurice Winternitz, History of Indian Literature, Vol. III
  2. 1 2 Ganga Prasad Yadava 1982, p. 228.


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