History of Vedic Mathematics
Bharati Krishna Teerthaji got his revelations from a particular portion of the Atharvaveda called the Ganita Sutras. The Ganita Sutras are also called Sulba Sutras, “the easy mathematical formulae“, that’s the meaning of the expression. Now these texts were in Sanskrit and the grammar, the literature and the figures of speech in Sanskrit give great facility of expressing one’s dispositions in a number of different subjects but with the same set of words. Hence it becomes difficult for a person to understand the different layers of meanings encoded in one text.
Bharati Krishnaji underwent meditation for long years in the forest of Sringeri. He took the help of lexicographies, lexicons of earlier times, because as a language develops and comes in context with other languages words change their meaning. Words get additional meaning, words get deteriorated in meaning. So Bharti Krishnaji studied old lexicons including Visva, Amara, Arnava, Sabdakalpardruma etc. With these he got the key in that way in one instance and one thing after another helped him in the elucidation of the other sutras (formulae).
The Vedic Maths Forum has been promoting Vedic Mathematics globally since 2000. The New Zealand Chapter was founded by Mrs.Kalpana Gaikwad in Auckland in 2018 to bring Maths Education to every body in the country. The Forum will be conducting workshops, talks, presentations and online classes to spread the idea of Vedic Mathematics, to make Maths fun and engaging and to raise the standards of numeracy in the country.
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