There is a renewed interest all over the world in the famous book “Vedic Mathematics”, written by the late Shankaracharya of Puri Bharati Krishna Tirthji (1884-1960). Considering the importance of the contents of the book, the Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratisthan has undertaken a programme of Seminars and Workshops on various issues connected with that book. The first major workshop was organised 25-28 March 1988 by the Pratisthan at Jaipur in association with the Rajasthan University. As it was felt that the papers presented at this Workshop as also the discussions that followed would be of interest to larger sections of teachers, students and general public, it was decided to bring out this publication containing useful material duly edited by Dr. H. C. Khare, Chairman of the Expert Group constituted by the Pratisthan. It is hoped that this publication will provide stimulation for further research. The Workshops at Jaipur was followed by Workshops and discussions at Ahmedabad, Delhi, Tirupati and Bangalore. Dr. T. S. Bhanumurthy, the former Director of the Ramanujam Institute of Mathematics, Madras, presented proofs of some of the sutras contained in “Vedic Mathermatics” during the Workshops at Bangalore. These proofs have come to be acknowledged as rational demonstrations of the concerned sutras in terms of modern mathematical notations. Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan has also commissioned monographs on selected sutras contained in the book “Vedic Mathematics”.
If Vedic science is made available to ordinary learner, there is a possibility of faster growth and better perception of knowledge.
It would also remove the myths that surround Vedic science. It is high time that all that is in the Vedas is explained in a manner which is clear to the learner. There is so much to learn from the Vedas in various fields of knowledge. The Vedas are the oldest source of all knowledge and of all sciences. The Vedas have guided millions of aspirants on the path of knowledge. With the passage of time most of the Vedic knowledge has been scattered. Vedic Mathematics is no exception to it. It is inspiring to observe that deep interest is being taken the world over in reviving the Vedic sciences.
In the Vedic mathematic system, the very first step is to recognize the pattern of the problem and pick up the most efficient Vedic algorithm. Further, at each subsequent step, we recognize the pattern and complete the task by using the appropriate superfast mental working procedure, because in Vedic maths we have multiple choice available at each stage of working. This practice systematically develops the right half of the brain as well as the left side. The holistic development of the human brain takes place automatically. The very natural, easy and superfast algorithms of Vedic Mathematics bring an upsurge of joy and bliss. [BR]