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.

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One 1 एक
Ten 10 दशन्
Hundred 100 शत
Thousand 1,000 सहस्र
Ten-thousand 10,000 अयुत
Hundred-thousand 1,00,000 लक्ष
Million 10,00,000 प्रयुत
Ten-million 1,00,00,000 कोटि
Hundred-million 10,00,00,000 अर्बुद
Billion 1,00,00,00,000 अब्ज
Ten-billion 10,00,00,00,000 खर्व
Hundred-billion 1,00,00,00,00,000 निखर्व
Trillion 10,00,00,00,00,000 महापद्म
Ten-trillion 100,00,00,00,00,000 शंकु
Hundred-trillion 10,00,00,00,00,00,000 जलधि
Quadrillion 1,00,00,00,00,00,00,000 अन्त्य
Ten-quadrillion 10,00,00,00,00,00,00,000 मध्य
Hundred-quadrillion 1,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,000 परार्ध

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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