Vedic Math is a unique ancient system, which helps to carry out tedious and cumbersome mathematical operations in a simple way.
Swami Bharthi Krisna Tirtha (143rd Shankaracharya of Govardhana Peeth, Puri) derived 16 Sutras and 13 Upa - sutras which can be universally applied in various disciplines of mathematics. He followed the same tradition while explaining mathematical principles and procedures.
These Sutras were found to be very effective and enjoyable, with the help of which many mathematical operations ranging from simple addition-subtraction to more difficult topics like Algebra, Differentiation, Integration, Trigonometry and Geometry can be solved with ease. He gave his methods the name Vedic Mathematics, though many misunderstand Vedic Mathematics to being the mathematical concepts enumerated in the Vedas.
The Beauty of Vedic Mathematics is it approaches through simple and direct, single line, non-monotonic, multi-choice, direction independent and faster methods unlike conventional mathematics. This definitely leaves behind wide options in the methodologies to be chosen. Vedic maths ensures a balanced utility of both the right and left brain (logic and creativity respectively). Through Vedic Mathematics the path to infinite wisdom on maths is enjoyable and creative. I hope we see many such initiatives that bridge the gap between the ancient wisdom of our country and the needs of modern times.
Advantages of Vedic Mathematics
- Vedic Math is simple yet interesting compared to regular Math.
- Vedic Mathematics enriches knowledge and understanding of Mathematics, and shows clear links and continuity between various branches of Mathematics.
- Vedic Mathematics methods come as a boon for all competitive exams (such as Management, Banking, Engineering etc.) as mathematic problems can be solved with amazing accuracy and speed.
- Vedic Mathematics being a most natural way of working can be learnt and mastered with ease and in a very short time.
- Vedic Mathematics system also provides a set of independent crosschecking methods.
- The element of choice and flexibility develops clarity of mind and intuition.
- Leads to improvement in mental ability, sharpness, creativity and intelligence.
- Problems are reduced to one-line answers.
- Reduces dependence on calculators.
- Vedic Math is complementary to regular Math taught in schools.
- Students learning Vedic Math excel at school.