Issue 92 - NIVS Conference

Vedic Mathematics Newsletter No. 92

A warm welcome to our new subscribers.

Vedic Mathematics is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are introduced to the beautifully unified and easy Vedic methods. The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide information about developments in education and research and books, articles, courses, talks etc., and also to bring together those working with Vedic Mathematics. If you are working with Vedic Mathematics - teaching it or doing research - please contact us and let us include you and some description of your work in the Newsletter. Perhaps you would like to submit an article for inclusion in a later issue or tell us about a course or talk you will be giving or have given. If you are learning Vedic Maths, let us know how you are getting on and what you think of this system.


This issue’s article is by James Glover who attended the recent Conference in Bangalore on Vedic Mathematics and Astronomy. James has been teaching and researching Vedic Maths since 1980 and is the author of five books on the subject.






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“The Psychology of Vedic Mathematics” by James Glover discusses the question as to what is the nature of the Vedic sutras of Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji’s system such that they could cover all of mathematics.



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ARTICLE for VM Newsletter 92


NIVS Conference

This year the National Institute of Vedic Science hosted a conference at the Maharani Ladies College in Bangalore from 20th - 22nd December. The conference was on the subject of Vedic Mathematics and Astronomy. The conference brought together prominent academic scholars in the field and 40 papers were presented. The guest speaker at the inaugural session was the governor of Kanartika, HR Bhardwaj.

Vedic mathematics has two sides, the study of classical texts, particularly from the mathematics school in Kerala, and the more modern Vedic mathematics of Sri Shankaracarya Bharati Krishna Tirtha. Both are, in fact, linked because Bharati Krishna Tirtha studied the Kerala maths before coming up with his version of Vedic Mathematics.

With regard to the Kerala mathematics important research has been conducted by scholars, such as Dr Vanishri Bhat who presented a examples of mathematical proof contained in commentaries on Bhaskara’s Lilavati, and Venketeswara Pai on the circumference of a circle. There were also a number of papers presented by a group of lady scholars from the KSR Institute of Chennai all concerning fascinating aspects of the Kerala school and its highly sophisticated treatment of the subject.

In respect of the Vedic mathematics of BKT there were presentations of some ground-breaking research and development from scholars such as Mr Unkalka, Dr D.Babajee and James Glover. These presentations, amongst others, showed how the Vedic system can be extended into dealing with modern topics of mathematics and also set the ground for a new paradigm in mathematics in which the sutras of BKT cover the whole of mathematics because they express universal thought patterns.

The conference provided scholars with very useful networking opportunities so that further research can grow and develop.


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20th January 2014


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