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What is Vedic Maths ?

Vedic Maths is a collection of Sutras developed by ancient Indian Sages around half a millennium ago. The techniques or Sutras taught were used for calculations and had its applications in every known branch of science like physics, chemistry,astronomy, astrology etc. 

Vedic Maths originates in the Atarvana Veda and was basically coded in the form of hymns.

Evolution of Vedic Maths

Originally, Vedic Maths was used to aid in rituals and religious purposes. Some of the known applications were:

  • Construction of symmetric chambers for fire sacrifices.
  • Designing temple structures in a way to concentrate the cosmic energies at on point and in alignment with the Earth’s magnetic field.
  • Establish a system of numbers to count the hundreds of thousands of deity names.
  • Calculations of celestial bodies and astronomical numbers to understand the effect of the planes and stars on our planet and its inhabitants.
 
Initially ,due to the nature of the techniques as well as the education system prevalent during those days, only Sages had access to this knowledge. And they primarily used it for transcendental purposes.

 As the time on, the sages transferred this knowledge to the common people so that they can raise their intellectual and lead organised life styles.
 
This caused a lot of dimensions to be added to Vedic Maths because in everyday life society required math to funcion.  Different commodities were needed to be calculated in different quantities, therefore the knowledge of Arithmetic was imparted by the Sages. 

Later some intellectuals in the society wanted to explore more into the mathematical concepts and its higher applications, so the Sages imparted the knowledge of Algebra and later Geometry.
These were used in varied applications in construction, Astronomy, Astrology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgy and many such allied sciences. 
Implementation of Vedic Maths concepts to the society gave rise to a highly intellectual and skilled population which contributed to the rise of a great civilization.
 

Luminaries of Vedic Maths

Many of the great mathematicians from India who made great contributions in the field of mathematics were students of this ancient kowledge. Their work and teachings have  applications in different branches of science and helped the next generations in exploring more into the secrets of the universe and also technological advancements.

A few such mathematicians are:

LADADHA(14th Century BCE),

ARYA BHATTA(476 A.D-550 A.D),

BRAHMA GUPTA(598 A.D -668 A.D),

VARAHA MIRA(505 A.D -587 A.D),

BHASKARA-I( 600 A.D – 680 A.D)

MHAVIRA(875 A.D),

PAVULURI MALLANA(1022 A.D – 1063 A.D)

MADHAVA OF SANGAGRAAMA(1340 A.D – 1425 A.D)

NILAKANTA SOMAYAJI(1444 A.D – 1544 A.D) 

BENEFITS OF VEDIC MATHS

The Vedic System of Maths was designed by the ancient Sages in such a way that it can be used as a system of calculations and simultaneously the same system can be used to develop many faculties of the mind like logic, reasoning, analytical skills and develop amazing memory,creativity, cognitive skills which opens the mind to lateral thinking.
To sum it up, Vedic Maths is a complete mind activation software for the mind, which brings about a genius in a student.
 

APPLICATIONS OF VEDIC MATHS

 Vedic Maths can be applied to all known branches of Maths like
 

ARITHMETIC:

Additions, Subtractions, Multiplications, Divisions

Squares, Square Roots, Cubes, Cube Roots, Exponents, Nth Roots

Percentages, Fractions, Prime Numbers, Test of Divisibility, Digital Roots, Verifying answers for any operation etc.

ALGEBRA:

Solving Linear Equations in the form X+B=C, Ax=C, Ax+B=C, Ax+B=Cx+D,

Factoring Quadratic Equations with simple equations, Factoring Quadratic Equations with 2 Primes, with 1 prime. with no primes and with Radicals,

Factoring difference of two squares, Factoring sum and difference of two cubes, Factoring higher degree equations, Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations, Factor by Grouping, Solving Radicals.

GEOMETRY:

Understanding basic geometric figures, Understanding Lines and Line Segments, Understanding 2 dimensional figures and their Areas and perimeters,

Pythagoras Triads, relation between squares and triangles.

Understanding 3 dimensional figures their areas and volumes, cubes, cuboids and 3 dimensional figures of 2 dimensional images and calculating their volumes, Trigonometry.