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Moreover, the text has undergone alterations in the form of additions and explanations over a period of time. The date of the commentary is uncertain but according to Olivelle it is not very ancient. Chapter 17 and 18 in Book Two lays emphasis on various types of ascetics and acetic practices. It also refers to social classes, the role of the king, marriage, and suspension of Vedic recitation. Book two refers to penances, inheritance, women, householder, orders of life, ancestral offerings. Book three refers to holy householders, forest hermit and penances.

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I have aspired to cross the unconquerable ocean in a mere raft". This self-study gives us a rough understanding of traditional Indic Engineering and its methods. Introduction The Sulbasutras are comprehensive reference manuals to plan, align, measure, compute, layout, and construct structurally stable Vedic Altars required for the proper performance of Yagnas.

Part-2 has a more complete discussion of these terms. Seven Sulba Sutras are available today, and the three earliest Sulbas are listed below earlier first , noting that the dating of the early Sulba to BCE is tentative and only provides the latest date when the Sulbas were compiled.

The organization of these three Sulbas are given below [1]. Interestingly, the pythagorean theorem is first stated by Baudhayana. The Sulba content also serves as the oldest known reference text for Engineering. Chapter 1: sutras Topics: measures, geometrical rules of altar construction, relative positions and magnitudes of the various Vedis.

Chapter 3: sutras Topics: Seventeen different kamyagnis, which involve complex and highly specific constructions. Apastamba Sulba Sutra 6 sections, 21 chapters and sutras in total. This work also discusses the methods of construction. Katyayana Sulba Sutra 7 sections, 90 sutras. The content is partly in sutra form and part verse. Additional topics include attributes of Sulba expertise, and the rules of ethical conduct for those involved in altar construction.

Why Study the Sulbas? The Sulbasutras have been popular as a mathematical research area since the 19th century CE. Bibhutibhushan Datta who later became Swami Vidyaranya and Saraswati Amma were Sanskrit scholars in addition to their mathematical expertise. Questions What is the wrong with adopting such a Euro-centric approach?

Why move toward an Indic perspective? What is the practical benefit of studying the content of such ancient Hindu texts? The responses to these questions given by learned Indian scholars inspired us to ask similar questions of our own professional domain: Is there such a thing as a traditional Indic approach to Engineering?

If so, what are the principles of this Indic Engineering Practice? How is it even relevant today? We turn to Dharampal for answers.

The keywords listed below give us a limited but useful idea of the Sanskrit non-translatables employed in this context of Yagna. Agni: Fire altar constructed using layers of bricks of different types and dimensions. Citi: A layer of Agni Vedi: The raised area where the Yagna is performed, including the agni and where the participants are seated. Yagna sala layout. It is known that these profound Sanskrit terms associated with Yagna have multiple meanings relating to transformation, consciousness, and knowledge.

Hence, Agni is not simply fire, Citi is not merely a brick layer, and Vedi is not only a raised platform. The Sulba Sutra is not just a collection of results from geometrical science, and Yagna is not the same as sacrifice in the western sense [4].

The writings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who popularized transcendental meditation, point to the deeper role of the Sulba Sutras that includes a description of consciousness itself [12]. Therefore, to better understand the Sulbas, we have to study the transformative power of Yagna.

All other ritual fatigues, all other science is only skill in craft. Kularnava Tantra 1. Every grain of sand, brick, citi, and the altars of various shapes correspond to some aspect of the cosmos.

Subhash Kak in his path-breaking work [5] states that the agnicayana altars symbolize the universe; the five layers of the Ahavaniya represent the earth, space, and sky through the first, third, and fifth layer, with the intermediate layers linking these elements. He asserts that knowledge is gained through altar construction. Because the whole physical world is the symbol of universal movements. So our body is the symbol of our inner movements..

The Indic engineering system designed and built to work in harmony with Ritam will benefit both man and environment, while also serving a higher, transcendental objective. Similarly, certain Kamyagnis have a surface area of , sq. Angulas [5]. An altar of mantras is a representation of the Rig Veda. Correspondences are established using Ganita Sastra and Sulba Vijnana, resulting in accurate calculations and precise measurements.

However, such decisive alignments and careful stacking of bricks do not signify a quest for an unnaturally perfect order. The role of uncertainty is recognized and incorporated into the altar through the sprinkling of sand and interspersing the orderly chant of Vedic mantra with inarticulate sounds. Yagna combines order and chaos [4].

The amicable sharing of sacred space by doubt and surety suggests an early Indic grasp of the fallibility of the scientific claim, and the unavoidable imprecision in calculation and measurement.

On the other hand, without uncertainty, there can be no useful science. Engineering in the Sulbas also views uncertainty as an opportunity to innovate. This will be covered in part Every Bharatiya who participates in this Yagna is transformed, thereby transforming the national consciousness. It is imperative in science to doubt; it is absolutely necessary, for progress in science, to have uncertainty as a fundamental part of your inner nature.

To make progress in understanding, we must remain modest and allow that we do not know. If Yagna is a basis for Indian art, architecture, and sciences, then the vijnana of the Sulbas will be reflected in all these fields, and the engineer will be able to learn a lot from such art.

Bandhus in the form of geometrical metaphors can be identified here. Bindu also denotes a center or origin, and all notions of time and space are comprehended through it.

Every math student in the world is replicating the first step of Vedic Yagna when they draw the perpendicular X-Y axes on graph paper, intersecting at the origin with the X-Y axis arrowhead pointing eastward. Vedic Altar construction begins by identifying the east-pointing E-W line Praci using the instrument Sanku [14].

The basic geometrical construction of the Sulbas is the perpendicular bisector, yielding the north-south line. The geometrical and algebraic ideas that emerge from the Sulbas are transferred to the sacred Indian artforms. She notes the importance of trigonometry and geometry to science as well as art, and states that the system of solving linear equations by moving from one known to many unknowns represents both a mathematical and artistic understanding.

Thus, Indic art reflects the findings of the Sulba Sutras. In her award-winning research paper at the third Swadeshi Indology conference Chennai , danseuse and aerospace engineer Prakruti Prativadi has discussed Bharatanatyam as Yagna.

She has reviewed the necessary conditions for a recital to qualify as a Bharatanatyam performance. When the sacred artistic recital is of high caliber and the audience too is receptive to the performance, the performer and the audience unite as participants in a Yagna [8].

The participants are thus reborn. Similarly, a Sanskrit word or verse can have a whole range of meanings. The Sanskrit Pandit can narrow down the appropriate meaning depending on the context of usage [4].

A misunderstanding here can produce silly interpretations e. Professor Amartya Kumar Dutta at the Indian Statistical Institute in his excellent survey of ancient Ganita prior to the common era [13], quotes Swami Vivekananda on the decimal system.

Sulba Vijnana is used in the construction of Hindu Mandirs. The Sulba Sutras along with Vedanga Jyotisha form the basis of Engineering as an integral discipline. Please post the picture after verifying and mention the place and state name. Let me start with the magnificent Kalyani in Hampi, Karnataka. There are multiple paths to recovery, and we discuss one such path.

The several Sulba works, Jyotisha redactions, and the Natyasastra text, and the various commentaries, and dozens of books on these topics are all available online. A long and circuitous journey has to be undertaken by the hard-working Karthikeyas in order to return home to Shiva and obtain the Jnana-phala.

Blessed are those Vinayakas who are already in the right space and time! There is no I or U in team, but there must be IU. The construction of Rama Sethu in the Ramayana forever serves as the ideal to emulate. References: Partial list only. Full list will be shared along with Part Bibhutibhushan Datta Swami Vidyaranya. University of Calcutta. Saraswati Amma. Geometry in Ancient and Medieval India.

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. Kapila Vatsyayan. The Square and the Circle of the Indian Arts. Abhinav Publications. Rajiv Malhotra.

Harper Collins. Subhash Kak. Kosla Vepa. Prakruti Prativadi. Creative Space.

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I have aspired to cross the unconquerable ocean in a mere raft". This self-study gives us a rough understanding of traditional Indic Engineering and its methods. Introduction The Sulbasutras are comprehensive reference manuals to plan, align, measure, compute, layout, and construct structurally stable Vedic Altars required for the proper performance of Yagnas. Part-2 has a more complete discussion of these terms.

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Moreover, the text has undergone alterations in the form of additions and explanations over a period of time. The date of the commentary is uncertain but according to Olivelle it is not very ancient. Chapter 17 and 18 in Book Two lays emphasis on various types of ascetics and acetic practices. It also refers to social classes, the role of the king, marriage, and suspension of Vedic recitation. Book two refers to penances, inheritance, women, householder, orders of life, ancestral offerings. Book three refers to holy householders, forest hermit and penances.

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They are the only sources of knowledge of Indian mathematics from the Vedic period. Unique fire-altar shapes were associated with unique gifts from the Gods. For instance, "he who desires heaven is to construct a fire-altar in the form of a falcon"; "a fire-altar in the form of a tortoise is to be constructed by one desiring to win the world of Brahman" and "those who wish to destroy existing and future enemies should construct a fire-altar in the form of a rhombus". Naturally, ease of memorization sometimes interfered with ease of comprehension. As a result, most treatises were supplemented by one or more prose commentaries …" [5] There are multiple commentaries for each of the Shulba Sutras, but these were written long after the original works. Sharma at Kausambi , but this altar does not conform to the dimensions prescribed by the Shulba Sutras.

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