Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Vedic mathematics is composed of ‘sutras’ formulated over centuries by Indian sages. The sutras were lost due to neglect of future generations, till they were found by Jagatguru Swami Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja, Sankaracharya of Govardhana Matha. He compiled these sutras into one definitive book between 1911 and 1918. “Any mathematics problem, be it arithmetic, algebra, geometry or calculus, can be solved using 16 simple sutras or word formulae. Vedic maths can be used for high speed multiplication and division, for finding squares and cubes, square roots and cube roots, and for solving equations. All this is done in a matter of seconds.The benefit of this system is that it is 10-15 times faster than conventional mathematics. It reduces scratch work and mistakes, and cultivates an interest for numbers. It is also said to awaken the Pineal Gland to clairvoyantly ‘see’ or intuitively know the answer. This system certainly gives students an edge over others. If one has practiced the techniques, it greatly reduces the time required to solve problems. This is of particular use in solving the data interpretation section of the CAT paper.