The Story of PYTHAGORAS

Author: Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan

Press Release: https://www.esamskriti.com/e/Spirituality/Education/The-Story-Of-Pythagoras-1.aspx

The Pythagoras theorem is studied by almost every high school or college student all over the world. We have used this theorem of squares of the lengths of sides of the right angled triangle in solving numerous problems in geometry for years.

Pythagoras lived from 570 to 495 BCE, i.e. for about 75 years. Several scholars such as Albert Burk (1) and others say that Pythagoras visited and lived in India where he learned Indian Philosophy and Sciences. Dr. Raj Vedam, in his talks (2) narrates the story of Pyathagoras’ visit to India. Burk suggests that he learned in Sourthern India. Raj Vedam postulates that Pythagoras could have studied at Kanchipuram. Even though we are told that Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallava Kingdom, its history is significantly older.

When Pythagoras returned to Greece, he was called a madman because he had become vegetarian! His diet was predominantly based on nuts, corn and fruit. He set up an education system based on the Gurukulam style of India.

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Mr. Prasad Gurajala has been associated with Arsha Vidya Satsanga and AIM for Seva since 2010. His sincere commitment to serve underprivileged people in India and to study Vedanta has attracted him to Arsha Vidya Satsanga. He has helped organize public events to raise funds for AIM For Seva and conduct programs to create awareness of Indian History. He has worked ardently with India Against Corruption Movement of Anna Hazare from Overseas NRI group representing Houston. He is an active member of Global Indians for Bharat Vikas group that worked for Leadership Transformation in India. He is one of the founding members of IHAR – an initiative to share Indian History as experienced by Indians. A Masters in Industrial Engineering, Mr. Prasad Gurajala worked in Manufacturing and Aviation Industries and presently working in ERP consulting.