What is Vedic Maths?

Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Indian Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). According to his research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae. For example, 'Vertically and Crosswise` is one of these Sutras. These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution.

What is the simplicity of Vedic Maths?

he simplicity of Vedic Mathematics means that calculations can be carried out mentally (though the methods can also be written down). There are many advantages in using a flexible, mental system. Pupils can invent their own methods, they are not limited to the one 'correct' method. This leads to more creative, interested and intelligent pupils.

Advantages of Vedic Mathematics

Vedic Mathematics can definitely solve mathematical numerical calculations in faster way. Some Vedic Math Scholars mentioned that Using Vedic Maths tricks you can do calculations 10-15 times faster than our usual methods. I agree this to some extent because some methods in Vedic Mathematics are really very fast. But some of this methods are dependent on the specific numbers which are to be calculated. They are called specific methods.

Why Do Students Fear Mathematics?

Mathematics is Abstract:
Mathematics is abstract. It does not have a shape. Children cannot see it. They need to visualize properly for solving a mathematical problem. Visualization comes from the everyday experience and relating mathematics with it requires a very strong trainer.

Present Teaching System:
major contributor to the difficulty of mathematics is lack of innovation in conventional system of teaching. The conventional system of teaching makes mathematics a dud and boring subject. Students are unable to visualize the concept taught by the teacher. Therefore, their interest level goes down. Hence they start developing a disassociation with the subject. If this disassociation continues for a longer period of time child starts hating mathematics. This phenomenon of Math fear is growing everyday and now central board has also recognized this problem. Through their circular they have asked the schools to create an environment where child takes interest in Mathematics.

Is there any thing called Vedic maths? If yes what are the relations between maths and Vedas?

Yes. There is something Called as Vedic Math! Math ..without 's' attached in the last.

To understand the relation between Math and Veda ..first we need to understand what is Veda? Veda are considered as Cosmic-syllables ..something which is not-created. The energies were downloaded from the cosmic plane and then were threaded in the form of Sanskrit Sutra.

Likewise, Vedic Math is based on 16 Sutra (Aphorism) And 13 Upsutra. And all these Sutra are in Sanskrit. It is said that Swami Bharti Krishn Teerth was in a 8 days silence (long meditation period) and during this period while in meditation he got these 29 Sutra ..based on which all problems of our conventional Mathematics can be solved! ! Amazing..! Isn't?

Well, so, because the whole Vedic Math is based on One-liner Sanskrit Sutra.. that is why it was names as Vedic Math. A few of these sutra has its relation with Ancient Veda too.. Like from Atharveda and Yajurveda.

But it was / is purely a new perception towards Mathematics, which is a Boon to the Mankind!

Pranaam to swami Bharti Krishna Teerth Ji

There is a lot I can share on Vedic Math.. but to give the relation, this much

Interest in Vedic maths

Interest in the Vedic system is growing in education where mathematics teachers are looking for something better and finding the Vedic system is the answer. Research is being carried out in many areas including the effects of learning Vedic Maths on children; developing new, powerful but easy applications of the Vedic Sutras in geometry, calculus, computing etc.

But the real beauty and effectiveness of Vedic Mathematics cannot be fully appreciated without actually practising the system. One can then see that it is perhaps the most refined and efficient mathematical system possible.


1) Maths is used in practically every aspect of our lives, from counting, telling time, understanding measurements in cooking, at the store, in sports.
2) Scientists and engineers use it to create electricity, design homes, cars, planes etc.
3) Computers and cell phones are driven by binary code which is mathematical computations.
4) This world as we know it uses maths at its core.
5) Maths is needed to drive society forward.
6) ed to be apart of this drive.

Importance of Vedic Maths in foreign countries

A private British primary school chain in London has been training its pupils in Vedic mathematics for more than a decade, even as including the subject in school curriculum is a matter of debate in the country of its origin.

Vedic mathematics is taught compulsorily to pupils of the multi-cultural private chain of three schools, St. James’ Independent Schools, according to its former deputy principal, James Glover.

Mr. Glover says he taught the subject to over 400 children from eight classes for over 15 years. The London school teaches pupils aged between five and 13 Vedic mathematics in English, interspersed with Sanskrit hymns.

Mr. Glover was in Bangalore to attend an international Vedic science conference organised by the National Institute of Vedic Sciences.

“Learning Vedic mathematics is fun, as it creates a sense of magic of numbers among children,” he told The Hindu. According to him, the subject offers “fast and efficient methods” for solving problems.

Meanwhile, the national educational advisory body, National Council of Educational Research and Training, is yet to decide on introducing Vedic mathematics in schools in India. The proposal has been criticised in some quarters.

Mr. Glover, who now teaches Maths and Sanskrit at the Herschel Grammar School in London, remarked that Sanskrit education in India needs to be streamlined. In the 800 Sanskrit schools in the State, students were not enthusiastic about learning the language