Re: pi-mnemonics / Shanu from India
- 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!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
> Shanu,just sent a beautiful mail explaining his
> May the Rest of your Life be the Best of your life!
> > 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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