A question on Sahasravati

H.B.Dave hbd at DDIT.ERNET.IN
Tue Aug 8 02:19:03 CDT 2000

Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> On Sun, 6 Aug 2000, Surjit Dixit wrote:
> > Dear members of the list,
> > Namaskar. I would sincerely appreciate if anybody on this list could
> > kindly enlighten me on the significance
> That's an interesting question.  There are some numbers that are
> considered 'lucky' in our culture, 18 (parvanas of the Mahabharata,
> Mahapuranas, vidyas), 108, 1008.  Why?  They all end in 8.  They all start
> with 1.  Could 8 represent the 8 directions (i.e. the physical world) and
> 1 the one Brahman that pervades it?  That's pure guesswork on my part.

1 represents the One, Brahman and 8 represents 8 Adityas (Mitra, Varuna,
which are starting point of Creation according to one of the Vaidika theory.
more details are being given in a forthcoming posting (No. 13) in the series
on RigVeda.
-- Himanshu

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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