the Sulbasutras-2 In this edition we shall look…

Context of Development In Indian civilization, we saw that Geometry originated in a very remote age in connection with the construction of the fire altars for the Vedic rituals. In the course of time, geometry…

The Sulbasutras-1 In this edition we shall look…

Overview of Śulbasūtras The class of texts called Śulbasūtras form a part of Kalpa, which is one of the Vedāṅgas. The term Vedāṅga is used to refer to six branches of knowledge namely śikṣā, vyākaraṇaṃ,…

Earliest Evidence of Numbers In this article we…

Earliest Evidence of Numbers The usage of numbers would indicate the earliest sign of Gaṇitā. In the Vedic era, there is abundant evidence of usage of the decimal number system along with enumeration of powers…

Jyotiṣa in the Vedic Era Through a series…

Understanding the Origin The science of Astronomy - Jyotiṣa has fascinated humans from earliest times and regarded by many as the earliest of all sciences . It has been put to use in a variety…

India’s Inspiring Scientific Heritage – Part 1 A…

India has been a cradle not only to refined civilizational best-practices but also to multitudinous scientific developments. Evidence and knowledge of voluminous literature produced in Indian scientific pursuits has been well established by serious researchers.…