**Ganessa**, **an** **eminent** **astronomer**, **mathematician** **and** **scholiast** **of** **Bhaskara**, **quotes** **this** **work** **and** **makes** **separate** **mention** **of** **the** **cuttaca** (" **pulveriser** "), **a** **device** **for** **effecting** **the** **solution** **of** **indeterminate** **equations**.

**We** **refer** **to** **Bhaskara** **Acarya**, **whose** **work** **the** **Siddhanta-ciromani** (" **Diadem** **of** **an** **Astronomical** **System** "), **written** **in** 1150, **contains** **two** **important** **chapters**, **the** **Lilavati** (" **the** **beautiful** [**science** **or** **art**] ") **and** **Viga-ganita** (" **root-extraction** "), **which** **are** **given** **up** **to** **arithmetic** **and** **algebra**.

**He** **is** **indeed** **taken** **by** **some** **authorities** **to** **be** **identical** **with** **the** **mathematician** **Bhaskara** **Acharya**, **who** **is** **known** **to** '**have** **completed** **his** **chief** **work** **in** **A**.**D**.

640, **a** **prince** **named** **Kumar** **Bhaskara** **Barman** **was** **on** **the** **throne**.