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History of Vedic Mathematics

Complete History of Vedic Mathematics

Let’s Talk about the History of Vedic Mathematics. In India, it’s a well-known fact and traditionally accepted The Vedas is the repository of all knowledge, it’s not only spiritual, but it’s also a divine source of all knowledge including Science, Vedic Mathematics, astrology, Ayurveda, dhanurvidaya, Architecture and many other. The Subject Vedic Mathematics is Related to the Atharvaveda.

Types of Vedas

According to the History of Vedic Mathematics, The Vedas are well-known, and Four in number, these all four Vedas have also four upaveda, and six vedangas all of these are the indivisible corpus of divine knowledge. These are as follows:

Veda                                                                                     Upaveda
Rigveda                                                                               Ayurveda
Samaveda                                                                          Gandharvaveda
Yajurveda                                                                          Dhanurveda
Atharvaveda                                                                    Sthapatyaveda

Each Veda is not a book it’s like a library, and Upaveda is Applied Knowledge of the Veda in different Subject. As –

  1. Ayurveda is Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene, Medical science and surgery etc.
  2. Gandharvaveda is known for the sound and Music. This is not only for the protection from outsider invaders but also teach to fight with our inner insurgents.
  3. Dhanurveda is known for the war strategies and science of archery.
  4. Sthapatyaveda is known for the architectural engineering and arts and Mathematics,


Vedangas (i.e. Grammar, Prosody, Astronomy, Lexicography etc…) are also the inherent parts and subjects of the Vedas.

history of vedic mathematics

His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthji maharaja regarded mathematics, and the present form of the Vedic Mental Calculation System.

Vedic Mathematics is related to Parisita ( Bibliography) of Sthapatyaveda. It is also known as Sulabh Sutra. It was written in the Sanskrit language.

Vedic is a Sanskrit word which meaning is knowledge and wisdom. It also represents era or period ( like Vedic period is 1700 to 1100 b.c, Iron Age ).

Mathematics is the Abstract science of number, amount and space which also applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied).

These two-term Vedic and Mathematics represent knowledge of Mathematics. It is related to the Vedic Period or in other words Vedic Mathematics is the mathematics which used by the ancient Indian sages.

Who Discovered the Vedic Mathematics?

As per the History of Vedic Mathematics, The Term Vedic mathematics coined by His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthji Maharaja of Govardhana matha, puri(1884-1960).

According to the Gurudev, Vedic Mathematics is the ancient system of computation which was rediscovered by him. He discovered it from Parishit of Atharvaveda which is also called Sulbha Sutras or Ganit Sutra. It was Originally written in Sanskrit.

He spent 7 years in studying Vedanta. During these 7 years, he wrote 16 Sutras which were later called as Vedic Maths.

Gurudev always said Vedic Mathematics is the science which is widely used and given by the by the ancient sages of India.

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History of Vedic Mathematics

The Original copy of Vedic Mathematics was kept in Nagpur.

Many other books were been written by other Mathematicians of Vedic Period. Most of their works were either destroyed or stolen by foreigners. Many of the Mathematicians books are still stored in Museums or Libraries.


You have learnt about Veda, Upaveda and Vedanga. Vedic Mathematics is the Discovery of the Gurudeva which is related to the Ancient Vedic period. This exceptional piece of work is closely related to the  His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthji Maharaja of Govardhana matha, and our Primary focus is to develop and spread the awareness about this ancient Indian Vedic mental mathematics modus operandi.


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4 thoughts on “Complete History of Vedic Mathematics”

  1. Thanks for the article! Now we have got some ideas About the History of Vedic Mathematics and sutras. Very useful information about our ancient vedic maths sutras. Your blog is always a good source of vedic maths information. Please keep share these kind of valuable information.

  2. Ruturaj Alornekar

    In the second sutra Nikhilam Navatashcaramam the answer of first example is wrong

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