Dr. Jai Maharaj posted: > > > > > Dictionary traces maths concepts to Vedas > > > > > > > > By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey, TNN > > > > The Times of India > > > > August 30, 2012 > > > > > > > > Kolkata: For eight years, a few mathematics and Sanskrit > > > > scholars of the Calcutta University have been working on > > > > a mammoth project. They have been trying to establish a > > > > tall claim that at least 5,000 basic and advanced modern > > > > mathematical concepts have their roots in Sanskrit and > > > > most of these have Vedic antecedents. > > > > > > > > At the end of this painstaking research, the first kosa > > > > or dictionary of Sanskrit to English mathematical terms > > > > is ready and there are four more to follow. This central > > > > government project is being touted as the first of its > > > > kind in the world as never before have the Indian > > > > etymology of so many modern technical terms been so > > > > radically established. > > > > > > > > The project was given to these scholars by the Rashtriya > > > > Sanskrit Sansthan, a wing of the ministry of human > > > > resources development, through the city-based Sanskrit > > > > Sahitya Parishat. The chief investigators of the project > > > > are retired faculty members of Jadavpur and Calcutta > > > > universities, Manabendu Banerjee and Pradip Kumar > > > > Majumdar, respectively. > > > > > > > > While the world gives credit to India for invention of > > > > the concept of 'zero', not much else in modern maths is > > > > attributed to this country. "Also, while it is generally > > > > believed that it was the fifth century AD mathematician > > > > Aryabhatta who invented zero, we have been able to > > > > establish in our project that zero or ananta was a > > > > concept as old as the Rig Veda. Similarly, eka or number > > > > one also has roots in this Veda," explained Majumdar. > > > > > > > > All branches of mathematics are well represented in the > > > > Vedas, Aranyakas, Brahminical literature, Upanishads, > > > > Panini's Ashtadhyayi and Yaska's Nirukto, the dictionary > > > > explains. It goes on to prove that most solutions that > > > > can be arrived through algebra, geometry and trigonometry > > > > have Sanskrit roots. Thus, what the world knows as > > > > Pythagoras' theorem existed in the Sulbasutras provided > > > > in the manuscripts of Boudhayan, Apostombo, Manaba and > > > > Katyayan. A large number of formulae developed thousands > > > > of years ago, which lead to the same assumption as modern > > > > theorems, have been provided in the dictionary, with > > > > their places of occurrence in Indian punthis. > > > > > > > > "Take the case of Euclid's concepts, on which modern > > > > geometry is based. You will find that all of today's > > > > geometric shapes and angles were present in the way the > > > > yajnabedis or the holy sacrificial fires were erected. > > > > Each design had a typical astronomical or cosmic meaning > > > > to it and a specific purpose for which the yajna was to > > > > be conducted," explained Banerjee, who is also the former > > > > vice-president of Asiatic Society. The dictionary is > > > > replete with the designs of these yajnabedis and go on to > > > > explain their modern geometrical equivalents. The > > > > additional benefit is that the ancient custom and belief > > > > system surrounding these bedis have also been explained > > > > in the dictionary. It says that the origin of most of > > > > these designs can be found in Vedanga Jyotish of 12th > > > > century BC. > > > > > > > > Similarly, what the world associates with trigonometry > > > > today can be found in the ancient Indian texts. Take one > > > > of the most common formulae in Trigonometry - sin 2A = 2 > > > > sin A cos A. The dictionary explains that you can find > > > > such formulae that are used to measure area or height in > > > > the manuscripts of not one but several scholars of > > > > ancient India. The term jyotpotti (trigonometry) and the > > > > integral formulae therein can be traced back to > > > > Aryabhatta in his Siddhantasiromani, in the 12th century > > > > manuscripts of Bhaskaracharya II, in the 7th century > > > > Brahmasputasiddhanta of Brahma Gupta and in the 16th > > > > century Siddhantatattobibek of Kamalakar, the dictionary > > > > says. > > > > > > > > More at: > > > > > > > > http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-08-30/kolkata/33498839_1_dictionary-concepts-rashtriya-sanskrit-sansthan > > > > > > Forwarded post: > > > > > > Highly Exciting. Let this be done with all out efforts. > > > Let this be done please. > > > > > > - Subrata Mukhopadhyay, Kharagpur > > > > > > End of forwarded post. > > > > Forwarded post: > > > > This will be an astounding and perfect discovery! Guys, > > keep it up > > > > - Shyamsunder Haobam, Imphal > > > > End of forwarded post. > > Forwarded post: > > India was the first place to use decimal place system, a > base number of ten, and the very concept of zero is > anchored in the dharmic beleif of NOTHINGNESS. emptiness. > Is a core aspect of the Vedas. Its well known now that > Newtons law of gravity was first discovered in kerala, > and Pythagoras rule is well well known to have originated > from India. > > Its also known that the pyramids and bablylon temples > where created to a mathamatical code which comes from the > Shulb Sutras. > > - onedharmayoumovem...@gmail.com > > End of forwarded post.
Vedas are the soul of India. The concepts of 'Truti' the smallest fraction of time to 'Kalpa' the duration of Bramha's era; shows the level of super intellectual acitivies of our ancestors. The division of solar day and measuring the years are huge contribution along with cocepts of "zero' and infinity. Veda gave the concepts that; if infinite is taken out of infinite, what remains is also infinite. Thanks to scholars of Calcutta University for their great contribution in this field.