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Foreword by H.H. Sri Sri Ravishankar

In India, higher and evolved forms of Mathematics were in practice since the Vedic times as well seen through the instances found in the Vedas and related literature.

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.