How Come There Was Zero In The Vedas Before Aryabhatta?

In this topic, we are going to discuss the invention of zero. Because often the question comes to our mind or others also ask us if in the 5 Century, AD Aryabhatta invented zero. Before that, the numbers come in our Vedas and Pranas in which zero is seen, especially like the number of Kauravas being 100 or Ravana has 10 heads, so where did zero come from in these numbers?

So, the history of zero is very vast, very big, and very complicated because in different civilizations zero has been used for different purposes and in different forms. But the modern use of zero in modern mathematics that development took place has happened in India only. So in today’s topic, we will understand the differences or intricacies regarding zero. And this contradiction is that even before Aryabhata ji, we get to see zero we will try to know this too.

Zero was always around us like our sky. Now if we don’t have a word for blue, then isn’t our sky blue? Our sky is always blue because we see the sky blue because of our atmosphere, so it is like zero. Zero was always there, it was just not defined. We didn’t have any such system by which we can use zero or we can say that we didn’t need zero because if we see then there is no need for zero to count.