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Is there any mention of Swastika in Vedic mathematics? [closed]

Is Swastika possibly a physics or mathematics symbol, like ohm or pi?
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Rig Veda as the origin of modern numerical system

Rig Veda presents complete set of modern numerals ekam dvi tri catur panc sasti Sapt asta navam dash ekadash dvadash .....etc leading to sahastra (1000). Yet modern scholars hold that the ...
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Is there any god / deity for the mathematics?

"An equation for me has no meaning, unless it expresses a thought of God." Famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan was a very religious person. So much that, despite having health issues in ...
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Why did the Vaisheshika school believe 100 quadrillion is the largest number?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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How much of Vedic Mathematics is related to Veda?

As a mathematics student, I know that Vedic mathematics is elementary level mathematics and mainly consists of some calculation techniques. How much of it is related to Vedas? In which Veda can it be ...
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What are the early sources of combinatorics in Hindu scripture?

My understanding is that some of the earliest references to applied combinatorics come from Vedic sources, for instance the Ayurvedic medical treatises of Charaka and Sushruta.
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Does Govardhana Mutt accept the authenticity of Bharati Krishna Tirthaji's “Vedic Mathematics”?

"Vedic Mathematics" is a book by Bharati Krishna Tirthaji, who served as the Shankaracharya of Sringeri Mutt from 1921-1925, and as the Shankaracharya of Govardhana Mutt from 1925 until his death in ...
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How Vedas treat mathematics?

Is there a formal study to find how Vedas treated mathematics? I am interested to know; have we understood all the mathematics in Vedas by now? Does Vedas covers has all the present topics of ...
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Please Explain The Number 108

Why is 108 significant in Hinduism? What is the scientific/mathematic/spiritual/religious significance??? We are told to aim for 108 reps of Surya Namaskar (I'm on 69 reps a day, LOL) If you ...
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Knowledge of divisibility of numbers in the Vedas - Shatapatha Brahmana

This article mentions an excerpt from A.L. Basham's book A Cultural History of India. The excerpt goes on to give a lot of examples about mathematics in the Vedas. I am mentioning the relevant part ...
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Is Tower of Brahma mentioned in any Hindu text?

Tower of Brahma, is a mathematical puzzle which describes the concept of recursion. Does this originate in a Hindu text? If yes, please also mention the original text of the puzzle. Wikipedia ...
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Was value of pi really defined in a sloka?

Recently, I watched a video in which the author claims that there is a sloka in praise of Lord Krishna which results in the value of "pi" up to 30 decimal places, in the katapayadi system. Here is the ...
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Did the science of mathematics begin with the Vedas?

The History of Hindu Mathematics (Bibhutibhushan Datta and Avadesh Narayan Singh) vol.1 p.1: The earliest works available, the Vedas (c. 3,000 B.C. or probably much earlier), although consisting ...