Abstract: In India, magic squares seem to have actually been understood for more than 2 centuries. However, among the extant texts, a methodical intro to the concepts governing their building and construction can be discovered only in the work of Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita (c. 1356 CE). He has actually dedicated one full chapter of his Gaṇitakaumudī to explain Bhadragaṇita, particularly, methods for building magic squares of different orders. The focus of this talk would be to provide the algorithm propounded by Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita for building pan-diagonal magic squares of order 4 utilizing just turagagati or horse-moves. Earlier research studies by a couple of scholars beginning with Datta and Singh have actually discussed this algorithm, demonstrating how consecutive sets get put in horse-moves. Whereas, in our discussion, we shall demonstrate that the building and construction of the whole square can be made by utilizing just horse-moves. We will likewise touch upon the residential or commercial properties displayed by such pan-diagonal squares.
Speaker’s Bio: Presently he is a Professor at IIT Bombay in the Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. Ramasubramanian holds a doctorate in Theoretical Physics, a Bachelors’s in Engineering, and a Master’s in Sanskrit.
For finishing an extensive course in Advaita Vedanta (a 14-semester program) he was honored with the sought after title “Vidvat Pravara” by the Shankaracharya of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham in the year 2003. He is among the authors who prepared in-depth Explanatory Notes of the renowned works Ganita-yuktibhasha (Rationales in Mathematical Astronomy) and Tantrasangraha which highlights the critical contributions of the Kerala School of astronomers and mathematicians in the field of Mathematics and Astronomy.