Katapayadi Sankhya

Katapayadi sankhya is a simplification of Aryabhata ‘s Sanskrit numerals , due probably to Haridatta from Kerala. In Malayalam it is also known as ‘Paralperu’ For eg: ചണ്ഡാംശുചന്ദ്രാധമകുംഭിപാല represents 31415926536 which is π*1000000000000000 More examples in Malayalam are given in this page

Swarasthana of Melakartha Raga

The Katapayadi sankhya is a way of determining the number of a Melakarta raga from the first two syllables of the name of the Raga.

The algorithm used in this is explained in detail here:
An Algorithm to derive the Swarasthanas

API referece

class katapayadi.core.Katapayadi[source]

Katapayadi class. Instantiate to access the methods.


get more info on the module


get the module name


get the number corressponding to the katapayadi word :param word: The katapayadi number system word :type word: str. :returns: returns the corresponding arabic numeral


get the swarasthana of the raga

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