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Śulbasūtras (prior to 800 BCE) which are part of Kalpasūtras [one of the Ṣaḍaṅgas of Veda] contain beautiful (sometimes complicated) geometrical constructions of Vedis. This extraordinary knowledge of geometrical constructions required for yajñas perhaps is the basis for the development of whole Indian mathematics.
Three nitya (obligatory) fire pits with procedures of transforming one shape to another while preserving areas are systematically explained in Śulbasūtras. These fires are performed daily by Agnihotris, who have preserved our ancient knowledge systems through generations.