Best Tips for Modern Students for Vedic Mathematics

Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient mathematics system. The “Bharati Krsna Tirthaji” from the Vedas rediscovered it and according to him, all the mathematics is based on the 16 sutras. These are also known as word formulas. Below are mentioned some of the tips for the students to learn easily and become a master of Vedic math.

It is all about the numbers

Whether numerical or word formulas both of them certainly employ the use of the numbers. Make yourself master of the numbers. Learn the general multiples of all the numbers and make a habit to spend your free time with numbers only. Practice as much as you can and you will be on the right track. You can also figure out something so that you come across these numbers repeatedly. You can paste wallpaper in your room, make some numerical figure as your desktop and subscribe to numerical magazines.

Try to Grip from the Fundamentals and then move forward

Have an approach, which will make youthe basics and fundamentals strong. Once you have a grip over the basics it means half of the work is done. Try to learn what it is all about the “Sutras” and the “Sub sutras” from the starting to the end. What does it all mean? Just solving the examples will not be sufficient but you have to make sure that you have the thorough knowledge of every aspect.

Practice as much as you can

Figures always need practice and you have to make them as your part and parcel. Try to practice every exercise you get your hand on and just solving the problems will not work check the answers also. If you get wrong answers, make sure you look for the right solution and method for a specific problem. There is no end to practice try as many problems as you can since Vedic math is meant to shorten your normal problem solving time pay special attention to any shortcuts you come across and learn them by heart.

Try to Get some Good References

It is always recommended to follow some trusted books. It is always true that right teaching and guidance can do wonders and you have to search both of these for you to get into the right direction. You can follow some good reference books and take some guidance in the form of internet, magazines, friends and family members. Here is a list of some popular vedic math and other quicker maths books

Some Mind and Brain Exercise can do wonders

Since Vedic math is all about the mind, you can learn a few exercises so that your brain is fresh while you start studying the Vedic math. Our brain needs regular exercise. In addition, you can learn how to refresh your mind after several intervals. Here are 7 resources available for exercising your brain

Keeping in mind the above tips will certainly give you an edge over the others in learning Vedic math and you can solve lengthy and complicated calculations beating the calculator after learning this math.

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Quick Multiplication by 5

Tricks for fast calculation by 5

It is a simple trick which is very intuitive and easy to understand. Many followers might find it very simple. However, there are many who will enjoy this simple yet readily usable trick to multiply any number by five.

1. Multiplying 5 times an even number: halve the number you are multiplying by and place a zero after the number.


i. 5 * 136, half of 136 is 68, add a zero for an answer of 680.

ii. 5 * 874, half of 874 is 437; add a zero for an answer of 4370. Read More

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Imagine you are in a room with 3 switches

IQ Test

Imagine you are in a big house and you need to match out the 3 switches located in the first floor with the three light bulbs located in the ground floor. In the ground floor there are 3 bulbs (all are off at the moment), each switch belongs to some bulb.


How can you find out, which switch belongs to which bulb?

Other conditions

It is impossible to see from one room to another. Read More

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Origin of Vedic Mathematics

Origin of Vedic Maths or Vedic Ganit

At the beginning of the twentieth century, when there was a great interest in the Sanskrit texts in Europe, Bharati Krsna Swamiji tells us some scholars ridiculed certain texts which were headed ‘Ganita Sutras’- which means mathematics. They could find no mathematics in the translation and dismissed the texts as rubbish. Bharati Krsna Swamiji, who was himself a scholar of Sanskrit, Mathematics, History and Philosophy, studied these texts and after lengthy and careful investigation was able to reconstruct the mathematics of the Vedas. According to his research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae.

Bharati Krsna wrote sixteen volumes expounding the Vedic system, which you can find in the book named Vedic Mathematics by Bharati Krsna Tirthaji. These sutras were unaccountably lost and when the loss was confirmed in his final years he wrote a single book: Vedic Mathematics, currently available. It was published in 1965, five years after his death. The term Vedic Mathematics now refers to a set of sixteen mathematical formulae or sutras and their corollaries derived from the Vedas.

You can find more details about Origin of Vedic Maths here at wikipedia –’s_Vedic_mathematics


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A man on a park bench

Find below two family relationship puzzles. To answer these questions, one needs to understand the way words are used or rather twisted in the given questions.


A man on a park bench is looking at a small portrait. You ask him, Who is that in the picture?
The man says, Brothers and sisters, I have none, but that man’s father, is my father’s son.
Can you tell what person is in the picture?


A beggar’s brother died, but the man who died had no brother. How could this be?


Leave your answers below as comments. If you have more such puzzles based on family relationships, post them as comments below.

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Check Out The Year

Turn of the Century Puzzle

Your grandfather, determined to start the year 1900 off right, went to bed at 7 p.m. on December 31, 1899, setting his alarm clock to wake him at 8 the next morning. He slept like a log. How many hours sleep did he get?


Ancient Coin Puzzle

Ancient Coin!!
A thief went to a shop that sold antique coins. He stole a coin from Emperor Alexander’s time that had 326 B.C. inscribed on it. These rare coins were worth $ 100 for every year of their age (years from date of minting till now). So how much did the thief get for his stolen coin?


Both the puzzles above have some similarity. There is a clue hidden in the title of the post itself.

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Division in Vedic Mathematics

There are so many shortcuts for multiplication but hardly any shortcuts for division. Nandeesh has translated a Sanskrit Sutra to reduce long division to one line short-cut. Join me in thanking him for his great efforts.

Long Division reduced to one-line shortcut

Example 1:  716769 ÷ 54.

Reduce the divisor 54 to 5 pushing the remaining digit 4 “on top of the flag” (Dhvajanka so to say).

Corresponding to the number of digits flagged on top (in this case, one), the rightmost part of the number to be divided is split to mark the placeholder of the decimal point or the remainder portion.

Let us walk through the steps of this example:
716769 ÷ 54 = 13273.5 Read More

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Quick Multiplication up to 20 x 20

“I’m having trouble above 10×10.”

This was a statement I heard many times while interacting with students preparing for competitive examinations including CAT. This was in response to my appeal to them to memorize tables up to 20×20.

Today I am posting here on, the method which I recommend to my students too.

How to multiply up to 20×20 in your head?

Assumption: You know your multiplication table reasonably well up to 10×10.

I am trying to explain this with an example, Read More

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Quicker Maths by M Tyra

Today, let me confess something to all of you. I am sure this will help all the readers.

So here I go. This is regarding the name of the website – It is inspired by the name of the best mathematics books on shortcuts and tricks I have ever come across. This book helped me a lot in clearing CAT and reaching IIM. The inspiration of creating an interactive platform ( came from this book. As a token of appreciation and to do my bit today I will tell you about this book named –

Magical Book on Quicker Maths

Author: M. Tyra

About the book: The book will be a boon for the aspirants of today’s competitive exams irrespective of their background – whether they come from arts, science or commerce stream. Concepts have been clarified so well, that even if one is vaguely familiar with them as in the case of non-mathematics students, understanding will not be a problem. Direct formulae are beneficial for one and all. They save time and time is precious for everyone.

Must for Competitive Preparation

The book is profusely illustrated. Avoiding the temptation for haste and ending up with a cookbook, the author has put in two years of intensive effort and research. Ideas have been taken from available study material, number theory, readers’ suggestions and, finally Vedic mathematics. You can purchase online (flipkart affiliate link)

Practice Book on Quicker Maths

This is a practice book  related to the earlier mentioned book (Magical Book on Quicker Maths) by the same author.  This book will help you develop the aptitude of correctly solving the problems within the allotted time by using shortcut maths techniques given in the earlier book. You can purchase online (flipkart affiliate link)

Those who have already read these books, please give your feedback to help others.

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