Numerals in Sanskrit–Multiples of 10

Sanskrit Numerals With Multipliers of 10

It is often difficult to go beyond 1 billion while giving the names in Sanskrit. You know that 0.01 billion means कोटि in Sanskrit but we often do not know what would a billion mean in Sanskrit. I have complied the names of numerals in multipliers of 10 so as to provide us the last countable name of any number.

If you would like to suggest to make these tutorials more interesting or would like to give your feedback, you can post your feedback in the comment section.

One1एक
Ten10दशन्
Hundred100शत
Thousand1,000सहस्र
Ten-thousand10,000अयुत
Hundred-thousand1,00,000लक्ष
Million10,00,000प्रयुत
Ten-million1,00,00,000कोटि
Hundred-million10,00,00,000अर्बुद
Billion1,00,00,00,000अब्ज
Ten-billion10,00,00,00,000खर्व
Hundred-billion1,00,00,00,00,000निखर्व
Trillion10,00,00,00,00,000महापद्म
Ten-trillion100,00,00,00,00,000शंकु
Hundred-trillion10,00,00,00,00,00,000जलधि
Quadrillion1,00,00,00,00,00,00,000अन्त्य
Ten-quadrillion10,00,00,00,00,00,00,000मध्य
Hundred-quadrillion1,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,000परार्ध

6 thoughts on “Numerals in Sanskrit–Multiples of 10”

  1. jan 23, 2010:

    thank you for posting the sanskrit numbers, for a long time i was stumped at abj and could not find anyone to tell me what came next — indian media were no use with their “xxx thousand crores”.

    also i did not know there were names for what is commonly denominated as “dasha xxx” eg dasha laksha, dasha koti etc.

    now i have to learn the terms ayuta, prayuta, arbuda etc. but i am not complaining, i will be happy to learn them.

    could you email me the name of a book with such information? i would really appreciate it.

    thank you, again.

    jb day
    houston, texas.

  2. Well, thanks! I happy that it was helpful.

    There are lots of books that can provide this information. I once used “A higher Sanskrit Grammar” by M. R. Kale. It is published by Motilal Banarasidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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