Yagya Kunds of one-hast (24 angul) with different shapes have equal volume

Interdisciplinary Journal of Yagya Research

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Title Yagya Kunds of one-hast (24 angul) with different shapes have equal volume
Creator Chandel, Ekta
Vijay, Vivek
Subject Yagya Kund
Shapes of Yagya Kund
Kund Construction
Description Yagya kund construction is the outcome of great research of ancient India. Indian scripture has given very sophisticated Vedic mathematical formulations for construction of Yagya kund. There are different types of shapes described for Yagya kund; Circular & Lotus, Semi-circular, Vulvar, Trigonal, Square, Pentagonal, Hexagonal, Heptagonal, Octagonal. Irrespective of shapes,all these Yagya kunds have same surface area. Based on the fact given in the literature, 1000 offerings (ahutis) require construction of BhuHastatmakaKund (1 hand or 24 angul long). In addition, height of the all one-hand long kunds are same. Hence, the present research tests the hypothesis that the volume should be same for all different shaped kunds. In the present study, the volume of 1 hast Yagya kund (24 angul) for all these shapes is calculated using the dimensions given in the scripture using available simple available mathematical formulas. Volume of all these kunds is compared with circular shape kund. The difference in the volume of different shapes is foundbelow 0.3% in all the kunds except for vulvar, pentagonal and octagonal shapes which is observed to be 7.48%, 1.76% and 2.83% respectively. The difference isdueto inappropriate mathematical formula for these complex structures having different angles in the slants and multiple sides of the bases.
Publisher Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Gayatrikunj-Shantikunj, Haridwar, Uttarakhand-249411, India
Date 2021-01-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://ijyr.dsvv.ac.in/index.php/ijyr/article/view/60
Source Interdisciplinary Journal of Yagya Research; Vol. 3 No. 2 (2020); 01-08
Language eng
Relation http://ijyr.dsvv.ac.in/index.php/ijyr/article/view/60/104
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Ekta Chandel, Vivek Vijay

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