jaya = 108?

Martin Gansten Martin.Gansten at TEOL.LU.SE
Tue Feb 25 14:44:20 UTC 2003

I have never seen this explanation of 'jaya' before; but the assignment of
the value 8 and 1 to ja and ya, respectively (according to the rule aGkAnAM
vAmato gatiH) follows the well-known kaTapayAdi system: consonants are
arranged in series beginning with k, T, p, and y, where the first letter in
a series has the value 1, the second the value 2, etc.

Martin Gansten

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