Gougasha or Kougasha (恒河沙 written in Japanese characters, means 'Sands of the Ganges') is \(10^{52}\) . The word is in Buddhism's sutra, and it was adopted in Chinese counting system and in Japanese counting system. [1][2]

In English, it is ten sexdecillion in short scale or ten octilliard in long scale.


  1. Book of Numbers by J.H. Conway and R.K. Guy
  2. 大数の名前
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