VIHAR/BIHAR

NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM BIHAR AND THEIR WORKS …………………

ARYABHAT

Āryabhaṭa
Born 476 CE

Kusumapura (Pataliputra) (present day Patna)[1]
Died 550 CE
Residence India
Academic background
Influences Surya Siddhanta
Academic work
Era Gupta era
Main interests Mathematics, astronomy
Notable works Āryabhaṭīya, Arya-siddhanta
Notable ideas Explanation of lunar eclipse and solar eclipse, rotation of Earth on its axis, reflection of light by moon, sinusoidal functions, solution of single variable quadratic equation, value of π correct to 4 decimal places, diameter of Earth, calculation of the length of sidereal year
Influenced Lalla, Bhaskara I, Brahmagupta, Varahamihira

CHANAKYA

Chanakya, Kauṭilya, Vishnugupta
Born 371 BC

Chanaka village in Golla region (Jain legends);[1] Takshashila (Buddhist legends)[2]
Died 283 BC

Occupation Teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist, advisor of Chandragupta Maurya
Known for Prominent role in the foundation of the Maurya Empire & Arthashastra, Chanakya Niti

VATSYAYANA

Vātsyāyana – (BORN – PATALIPUTRA – PATNA) 
Occupation Philosopher
Nationality Indian
Genre essay
Subject human sexuality
Notable works Kama Sutra

SITA —

Born Either present-day Sitamarhi district,[1][2][3] Bihar, India or Janakpur,[4][5] present-day Nepal (both the places were part of the Mithila Kingdom)
Consort Rama
Children Lava
Kusha
Parents
  • Janaka (father)
  • Sunaina (mother)
Siblings Urmila (sister)
Mandavi (cousin)
Shrutakirti (cousin)
Dynasty Videha (by birth)
RaghuvanshiIkshvakuSuryavanshi(by marriage)

 

 

Other names Siddhartha Gautama, Siddhattha Gotama, Shakyamuni
Personal
Born c. 563 or c. 480 BCE[1][2]

Lumbini, Shakya Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)[note 1]
Died c. 483 or c. 400 BCE (aged 80)

Kushinagar, Malla Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)[note 2]
Religion Buddhism
Spouse Yasodharā
Children
Parents
Known for Founder of Buddhism
Other names Siddhartha Gautama, Siddhattha Gotama, Shakyamuni

 

MAHAVIRA OR VARDHAMAAN MAHAVIRA

Born c. 540 BC (historical)[2][3]
c. 599 BCE (traditional)[2]
Kundagrama, Vaishali, Vajji (present-day Vaishali district, Bihar, India)
Died c. 468 BC (historical)[2][3]
c. 527 BCE (Svetambara)[2]
c. 510 BCE (Digambara)[2]
Pawapuri, Magadha (present-day Bihar, India)
Parents