(Pronounced "Vay-dick") A system based on 16

sutras contained in the

Vedas,

Vedic Mathematics makes it

possible to solve long mathematical problems

very quickly in one's head. Some of the sutras and corollaries do require paper and pen, however.

Vedic maths were lost for centuries before

Sri Bharati Krisna Tirthaji rediscovered them from 1911 to 1918. The original 16 volumes of his work were synthesized into his final work,

*Vedic Mathematics*, published in 1965, five years after his death.

These 16

mathematical shortcuts and their

corollaries (also called the

upsutras or

subsutras) are explained in the nodes below:

- Ekadhikina Purvena; corollary: Anurupyena

- Nikhilam Navatashcaramam Dashatah; corollary:
*Sisyate Sesasamjnah*

- Urdhva-Tiryagbyham; corollary: Adyamadyenantyamantyena

- Paraavartya Yojayet; corollary: Kevalaih Saptakam Gunyat

- Shunyam Saamyasamuccaye; corollary:
*Vestanam*

- Anurupye - Shunyamanyat; corollary:
*Yavadunam Tavadunam*

- Sankalana - Vyavakalanabhyam; corollary: Yavadunam Tavadunikritya Varga Yojayet

- Puranapuranabyham; corollary: Antyayor Dasakepi

*Chalana - Kalanabyham*; corollary: *Antyayoreva*

- Yaavadunam; corollary:
*Samuccayagunitah*

*Vyashtisamanstih*; corollary: Lopanasthapanabhyam

- Shesanyankena Charamena; corollary: Vilokanam

*Sopaantyadvayamantyam*; corollaries: *Gunitasamuchyah* and *Samuccayagunitah*

- Ekanyunena Purvena; corollary:
*Dhvajanka*

*Gunitasamuchyah*; corollary: *Dwandwa Yoga*

*Samuccayagunitah*; corollary: *Adyam Antyam Madhyam*

So far, I have only noded the 18 sutras and corollaries that I was absolutely certain I understood. The sutras and corollaries that are italicized *are not currently noded*.
**Important Note:** There is much controversy over whether these sutras were actually found in the Vedas, or if Tirthaji invented some or all of them. Tirthaji said these sutras were found in an appendix of

Atharvaveda, which is now lost. There is also controversy (and some

conspiracy theory) over whether these sutras can be called a mathematical system. To read about the controversy, see the last three links listed in the resources below.

**RESOURCES:**

*Vedic Mathematics* by Sri Bharati Krisna Tirthaji

http://www.vedamu.org/Mathematics/course.asp

http://www.sanalnair.org/articles/vedmath/intro.htm

http://www.vedicganita.org/ganitsutras.htm

http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/aa062901a.htm

http://www.vedicmaths.org/

http://www.hinduism.co.za/vedic.htm

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,64575,00.html

*Mathemagics* by Arthur Benjamin and Michael B. Shermer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedic_math

http://www.tifr.res.in/~vahia/dani-vmsm.pdf

http://www.sacw.net/DC/CommunalismCollection/ArticlesArchive/NoVedic.html