# Saptamsha, Saptan-amsha, Saptāṃśa: 1 definition

## Introduction:

Saptamsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Saptāṃśa can be transliterated into English as Saptamsa or Saptamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

## In Hinduism

### Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu MathematicsSaptāṃśa (सप्तांश) or Saptabhāga refers to “seven-parts” (i.e., one-seventh) in Bhinna (“fractions”) and Bhāga (“unit fractions”), which refers to one of the twenty operations (logistics) of *pāṭīgaṇita* (“science of calculation which requires the use of writing material—the board”), according to Pṛthudakasvāmī’s commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta, a Sanskrit treatise on ancient Indian mathematics (*gaṇita-śāstra*) and astronomy from the 7th century.—In the Śulba, unit fractions are denoted by the use of a cardinal number with the term *bhāga* or *aṃśa*; thus *pañcadaśa-bhāga* (“fifteen-parts”) is equivalent to one-fifteenth, *sapta-bhāga* (“seven-parts”) is equivalent to one-seventh, and so on [e.g., *saptāṃśa*].

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, *gaṇitaśāstra*) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

## See also (Relevant definitions)

Partial matches: Amsha, Sapta.

Full-text: Saptabhaga.

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