Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Did you know that Puri Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati’s Vedic mathematics significantly contributed to the recent lunar mission by India - Chandrayaan 2?

It was a historic day for India's space programme when it became the fourth country in the world to send an exploration mission to the Moon just a week ago and the contribution of thousands of scientists to make the Rs 800-crore lunar mission a success, will always be remembered.

Sources said, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) had invited the Puri Seer to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota where he presented his valuable knowledge on Vedic mathematics to be used for the launch of the Chandrayaan-2.

Detailing about his visit to the space agency, Shankaracharya’s Govardhan Peeth Public Relations Officer, Manoj Ratha said “Guru Nischalananda met the ISRO scientists to implement theorems and calculations enumerated in Vedic treatises like Puranas & Bhagwad Gita to achieve success in the mission as India was a pioneer in mathematics, astronomy, missile technology thousands of years ago.

According to reports, Nischalananda Saraswati is not just a spiritual guru but an expert Vedic mathematician as well. Being the 145th Shankaracharya, he is following on the footsteps of his great predecessor, the 143rd Shankaracharya Bharat Krishna Tirtha, who was renowned all over the world as a pioneer in the ancient Vedic mathematics.

“After years of research, Nischalananda Saraswati has penned 11 famous books to enrich the Vedic mathematics even more. He has enumerated how the assumption that zero is a null or void number is leading to all kinds of disorder. Inspired by his works, experts from all over the world seek his advice and suggestions on mathematical research,” said Govardhan Peeth PRO, Manoj Ratha.