Algebraic concept in Śrirudram of Krishna Yajurveda
N Kannan and KS Sundar
Sri Rudram is a part of Taittirīya saṃhitā (तैत्तिरीयसंहिता) of Kṛṣṇa yajurveda (कृष्णयजुर्वेदः) containing eleven Anuvākas (or chapters) followed by Camakaṃ (चमकं) which also consists of eleven Anuvākas. The number ‘eleven’ plays a significant role in Sri Rudram and its chanting by various methods known as Rudraikādaśinī (रुद्रैकादशिनी), Laghurudraṃ (लघुरुद्रं), Mahārudraṃ (महारुद्रं), Atirudraṃ (अतिरुद्रं). Several Mathematical facts are skillfully concealed in the Vedic mantras revealed by Great Sages of yore; this paper is an attempt to bring out the significance of ‘eleven’ associated with Sri Rudram revealing one concept of algebra concealed in the opening mantra, using Vedic Numerical Code.