That doesn't mean that I believe it was divine revelation. But I have to admit, those 2 facts certainly make the situation interesting.
1. A kid from the age of 5 or younger, worships a Goddess because of village/family reasons and ask for knowledge
2. He understand he's smarter than everyone around him because of high IQ but attributes it to the Goddess
3. This fuses, in his mind, causality of his intelligence being divinity.
4. To not risk his higher mental faculty, in event of wrath by the God, he kept on believing that his gift is God sent
So, on the one hand, we must acknowledge how incredibly advanced this guy was, teaching us something we could not even grasp until recently. But at the same time, we feel he was misled by superstition about where that info came from.
We credit him so highly on the one hand, and disbelieve him so cavalierly on the other.
His story can be explained scientifically. But on the spectrum of stories that claim "divine revelation," this one has to be one of the more credible, simply because of how advanced the information was.
Yes, his higher IQ! That's how Newton studied and advanced derivatives.
Newton was not far away from Ramanujan divine belief.
"Newton was not the first of the age of reason, he was the last of the magicians".