Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Vedic Numerical Code

In Sanskrit, the following Vedic Numerical code was used in many slokas.

"Kaadi nava
Taadi nava
Paadi panchaka
Kshah sunyam"
कादिनव टादिनव पादिपञ्चक यद्यश्टक क्ष:शुन्यम्
  • Kaadi Nava Starting from ka, the sequence of 9 letters represent 1,2,..9.
  • Similarly Taadi Nava , starting from ta,
  • Paadi panchaka (1-5), starting from pa,
  • Yadyashtaka(1-8) starting from ya.
  • And ksha represents 0.
In detail,

  • ka(क)-1, kha(ख)-2, ga(ग)-3, gha(घ)-4, gna(ङ)-5, cha(च)-6, cha(छ)-7, ja(ज)-8, jha(झ)-9.
  • ta(ट)-1, tha(ठ)-2, da(ड)-3, dha(ढ)-4, ~na(ण)-5, Ta(त)-6, Tha(थ)-7, Da(द)-8, Dha(ध)-9.
  • pa(प)-1, pha(फ)-2, ba(ब)-3, bha(भ)-4, ma(म)-5.
  • ya(य)-1, ra(र)-2, la(ल)-3, va(व)-4, Sa(श)-5, sha(ष)-6, sa (स)-7, ha(ह)-8.
  • kshah(क्ष)-0.
Based on this code there are many slokas in mathematics.
e.g., For PI value, a sloka is as folows..
गोपीभाग्य मधुव्रातः श्रुंगशोदधि संधिगः
खलजीवितखाताव गलहाला रसंधरः
gopeebhaagya maDhuvraathaH shruMgashodhaDhi saMDhigaH
khalajeevithakhaathaava galahaalaa rasaMDharaH

ga-3, pa-1, bha-4, ya -1, ma-5, Dhu-9, ra-2, tha-6, shru-5, ga-3, sho-5, dha-8, Dhi -9, sa-7, Dha- 9, ga-3, kha-2, la-3, jee-8, vi-4, tha-6, kha-2, tha-6, va-4, ga-3, la-3, ha-8, la-3, ra-2, sa-7, Dha-9, ra-2


The above sloka has actually 3 meanings.

  1. In favor of Lord Shiva
  2. In favor of Lord Krishna
  3. The value of PI upto 32 decimals.


At Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:47:00 PM, Blogger blossoms said...

i would like to the source of the sloka(ie the text from where it is taken)

At Wednesday, December 05, 2012 8:45:00 PM, Blogger क्रिस् said...

Hello ! By what rule one assigns to a conjunct consonant a number ?

Why gets श्रुंगि the number 53 but भाग्य 41 ? In the first case, it seems श is taken ( the first consonant in the conjunction श् + र ) but in second case य is taken, that is the last conjunct in ग् + य .

Why there is no number assigned to न ?

Thank You, Chris

At Thursday, December 06, 2012 9:56:00 AM, Blogger Venkata Subbaiah said...

It's शृङ्गि and not श्रुङ्गि nor श्रुंगि.
शृ = श् + ऋ --> Thus, it's just one letter. like श, शा, शि, शी, शु, शू, शृ... (after the vowel is added).

ङ्गि is a conjunct letter. ङ् + गि --> So, full letter गि is considered.

Similarly , ग्य = ग् + य --> So, full letter य is considered.

I hope this clarifies!

At Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:32:00 AM, Blogger Shreehari Gokarankar said...

Please can you post the literal translation of this verse with respect to both the gods viz. krishna and shiva???

At Monday, May 09, 2016 3:06:00 PM, Blogger Sundar said...

The verse is from a 1965 book called "Vedic Mathematics" by Bharati Krishna Tirtha Maharaja. Someone while quoting has mis interpreted as if it is from


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