Christianity talks of the golden ratio. I have read about it from the Da Vinci Code. Is there anything similar to the golden ratio in Hinduism?
2nd century BCE Sanskrit grammarian Pingala's Chandahśāstra 8.32-33 which while classifying poetic meters of long and short syllables, presents the Mount Meru (Meru-Prastāra, ‘steps of Mount Meru’, but Meru-Khanda, ‘portion of Mount Meru’ by Bhāskara II in his Līlāvatī written in 1150), which is also known as the Pascal’s triangle.
The shallow diagonals of the Mount Meru sum to the Fibonacci series, whose limiting ratio is the golden mean.1
- The Golden Mean and the Physics of Aesthetics, Subhash Kak, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge