Vedic Math comes from the Vedas, more specifically the Atharva Veda. It was revived by Indian mathematician Jagadguru Shri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji between 1911 and 1918. He then published this work in a book called Vedic Mathematics in 1965. It comprises 16 sutras (formulae) and 13 sub sutras.
Bharati Krishna Tirtha was born in March 1884 in Puri Village, Orissa, a state in India. Apart from mathematics, he also excelled in Science, Humanities, and Sanskrit as a student. He was passionate about meditation and spiritualism.
He claims to have gained knowledge of the Vedic Sutras while meditating in a forest near Singeri for eight years. According to him, he learned the sutras from the Vedas, like the Atharva Veda and the Rig Veda. Hence the term ‘Vedic Mathematics’.