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  • evebond30
    Thanks Shanu The Vedic age sounds like an interesting time. I have another exotic subject to study now. I heard the oldest university in the world is in
    Message 1 of 18 , Mar 15, 2004
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      Thanks Shanu

      The Vedic age sounds like an interesting time. I have another exotic
      subject to study now. I heard the oldest university in the world is
      in India. Wonder how the pedigree stands nowadays?

      Good professors never die--They just loose their faculties!
      Stephen Fry


      Eve




      --- In wwbc@yahoogroups.com, Gaurav Tekriwal <smits_lov@y...> wrote:
      > Greetings !!
      >
      > Here's a Cheer for RaJeev Kumar from Pune representing
      > India in the Maths World Championships.All of us in
      > India are expecting him to make us Shine.There were
      > newspaper articles about him too in the Indian Press.I
      > also expect him to join in the discussion and share
      > some of his views on Vedic Maths! :)
      >
      > The Age was the Vedic Age.
      >
      > Scholars standardly date the Rig Veda (The Oldest of
      > the 4 Vedas ) to the second millennium BC on grounds
      > of its references to late bronze age culture
      > (horse-drawn chariots; mostly bronze, but some iron
      > weapons) and to the assumption that Vedic culture
      > post-dates the Indus Valley Civilisation.
      >
      > The oldest documents are the 4 Vedas, 4 Upavedas and
      > 6 Vedangas which are ancient scriptural texts of India
      > written In Sanskrit.
      > 1) Oldest Being Rig Veda
      > 2) Atharva Veda ( Vedic Numerical Code is in here,and
      > it was from here that it was decoded.)
      > 3) Yajur Veda
      > 4) Sama Veda
      >
      > The ancient system of Vedic Mathematics was
      > rediscovered from the Sanskrit texts known as the
      > Vedas, between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna
      > Tirthaji (1884-1960). At the beginning of the
      > twentieth century, when there was a great interest in
      > the Sanskrit texts in Europe, Bharati Krsna tells us
      > some scholars ridiculed certain texts which were
      > headed 'Ganita Sutras'- which means mathematics. They
      > could find no mathematics in the translation and
      > dismissed the texts as rubbish. Bharati Krsna, who was
      > himself a scholar of Sanskrit, Mathematics, History
      > and Philosophy, studied these texts and after lengthy
      > and careful investigation was able to reconstruct the
      > mathematics of the Vedas. According to his research
      > all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or
      > word-formulae.
      >
      > Shanu,just sent a beautiful mail explaining his
      > method.
      >
      > May the Rest of your Life be the Best of your life!
      >
      > GauRav!
      > ________________________________________
      > >
      > > Message: 1
      > > Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 23:48:50 -0000
      > > From: "mnempi" <voigt@l...>
      > > Subject: Re: pi-mnemonics / Shanu from India
      > >
      > > Greetings to India!
      > >
      > > SHANU
      > > I wish Shanu a successful attempt. I understand the
      > > importance of the
      > > event.
      > >
      > > THE VEDIC NUMERICAL CODE
      > > I know this code from Ernest E. Wood, Mind and
      > > Memory Training,
      > > Madras (1936). I wonder about the age. What does
      > > "ancient system"
      > > actually mean? What are the oldest documents which
      > > prove that it has
      > > been used for mnemonic purposes?
      > >
      > > THE METHOD OF SHANU
      > > Still I do not know HOW Shanu in fact uses the Vedic
      > > system.
      > > Could you describe the principles by which he works
      > > his way along the
      > > digits? Is he able to know the digit no. x directly?
      > >
      > > If you could write down the mnemonic story he uses
      > > for, say, the
      > > first 100 digits, I could analyze it, and you need
      > > not describe it at
      > > all. If you write in Hindi, it`s o.k., as I have
      > > Indian friends in
      > > Hamburg to translate it into German.
      > >
      > > Ulrich Voigt
      > > www.likanas.de
      > >
      >
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