How Did Acharya Pingala Make The Computer language With Binary Numbers?

We will discuss the binary number system. This is the number system used in our computers, digital programming, and digital technology. This number system was developed only 300 to 400 years ago in Europe, but 2300 years ago in India, it was created by Acharya Pingala ji while studying the Sanskrit language. We discussed the topic of zero in the last episode and also tried to know how before Aryabhata ji, such numbers are seen in our Vedas and Pranas, in which zero comes.

We solved this matter there and in this journey, we saw two number systems. First is the sign value system and the second is the place value system. What happens in the sign value system? Whatever the sign, their value of them gets connected with each other and the value of the number is found.

Whereas in the place value system, the digit is at its position. According to that position, the number system is multiplied by the base of that number system and after that, it is added and the value of the number is found.

The decimal number system that developed in India, is also a place value system just its base is 10. And similarly, in the binary number system that too is the place value system, its base is 2. And in India, the credit for developing this base 2 number system goes to Acharya Pingala ji. Who is also considered the brother of Maharishi Panini. Acharya Pingala ji has been placed at the top position among ancient Indian mathematicians and it is also believed that he had knowledge of zero.

So in this article, we will try to see how Acharya Pingala ji developed the Binary number system.Acharya Pingala ji also used to do research on the structure of the Sanskrit language like his brother Panini ji. And he has compiled his research in one of his books named “Chhanda Sutram“.

In this book, you got many concepts of modern mathematics like Pascal’s triangle, binomial theorem, and binary number system can be seen. The binary number system of Acharya Pingala ji, if you want to understand this, then first of all we have to understand the basic structure of letters in Sanskrit.