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Mana

19 September 2011, 05:01 AM

Namasté all

I have stumbled upon a sloka of which I have become particularly enamoured. Can any of you learned souls please help me to locate and thus learn of the the origin of this glorious sloka?

gopi bhagya madhuvrata

srngiso dadhi sandhiga

khala jivita khatava

gala hala rasandara

O Lord anointed with the yogurt of the milkmaids’ worship (Krishna), O savior of the fallen, O master of Shiva, please protect me.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Aum Shri Ganeshaya Namah

praNAma

mana

saidevo

19 September 2011, 08:24 AM

namate Mana.

Isn't it easy to find this shloka on the Net? It is a vedic mathematical formula for calculation of the value of PI to 32 decimal places. Check this link:

http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Mathematics

Mana

19 September 2011, 08:49 AM

Namasté saidevo

Thank you for your consideration ...

Yes its easy to find this aspect of the sloka, but is this sloka from the Rig Veda? From where does it originate within the great volume of scripture? Are there gems such as this throughout; or just one particular volume?

I am quite fascinated, and literally amazed to have learned this this morning.

Pi has always fascinated me, as an irrational number; here she has quite surpassed her self.

paramavismita

praNAma

mana

saidevo

19 September 2011, 09:46 PM

namaste Mana.

Vedic mathematics was developed from ancient sources by shrI bhAratI kRShNa tIrta svAmigaL in whose book this shloka occurs. Seems it has no earlier source. You might read about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharati_Krishna_Tirthaji

and his mathematics here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharati_Krishna_Tirtha's_Vedic_mathematics

and the book authored by him is here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2062720/vedicmaths-ebook

Mana

20 September 2011, 01:39 AM

Namasté saidevo,

Thank you kindly for your concise clarification. An interesting fellow I shall have to take a closer look.

praNAma

mana

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