GREATNESS OF NUMBER TWELVE (Post No.7321)

HEBREW MONTHS

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

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Date: 9 DECEMBER 2019

 Time in London – 16-08

Post No. 7321

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TWELVE is a number of great importance. 12 signs of zodiac, 12 months in the caledars of different cultures, 12 acts of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 Apostles of Jesus are all well known.

From the fifth century BCE onward there were 12 Gods in Greek pantheon:-Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, Athena, Hephaestus and Hestia. I Athens the altar was sacred to the Twelve.

NUMBER 11 TO 13

Following are more significant 12s:–

TWELVE VAISHNAVITE SAINTS OF TAMILNADU

Poikai Alvar

Pey Alvar

Bhootat Alvar

Tiruppan Alvar

Tirumalisai Alvar

Peria Alvar

Andal

Nammalvar

Madhurakavi Alvar

Kulasekara Alvar

Tondaradipodi Alvar

Tirumangai Alvar

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TWELVE JYOTIRLINAMS ( 12 GREAT SIVA TEMPLES)

  
  1. Mallikarjunam in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
  2. Mahakalam in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
  3. Kusmesam near Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  4. Omkareswar in Omkaram on Narmadha, Indore (M.P)
  5. Vaidhyanatham in  Bihar
  6. Bimasankaram in Maharashtra
  7. Trayambakeswar in Maharashtra
  8. Kedarnath in Uttar Pradesh
  9. Visveswar in Benares, Uttar Pradesh
  10. Rameswaram in Tamilnadu
  11. Nagesam in Dwaraka, Gujarat

12.Somanatham in Saurastra, Gujarat

12 JYOTIR LINGAMS

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TWELVE ZODIAC SIGNS (RASIS) & THEIR ATTRIBUTES

Mesha-Aries

Rishaba-Taurus

Mithuna-Gemini

Kataka-Cancer

Simha-Leo

Kanya-Virgo

Tula-Libra

Vrischika-Scorpion

Dhanur-Sagittarius

Makara-Capricorn

Kumbha-Aquarius

Meenam-Pisces

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COPTIC MONTHS

TWELVE MONTHS OF HINDU CALENDAR

Chitra- Chaitram-April

Vaikasi- Vaisakam-May

Ani-Jyesta- June

Adi-Ashada- July

Avani-Sravana- August

Purattasi-Bhadrapada- September

Aippasi-Asvina- October

Karthigai-Kartika- November

Markali- Agrahayana/Margashirsam- December

Thai- Pausa/Pushya- January

Masi- Magam- February

Panguni- Phalguna- March

Tamil month begins in the middle of English month and finish in the middle of following month. For instance April 14th is the first day of the Tamil month Chitra.

Badi or Krishna Paksha- Fortnight of the waning moon

Sudi or Sukla Paksha- Fortnight of the waxing moon

BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN MONTHS
SUMERIAN MONTHS

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 TWELVE YEAR HINDU FESTIVALS

Kumbhamela –When the planet Jupiter enters Kumbha Rasi (Jupiter in Aquarius)

At the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and invisible Saraswati at Prayag (Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh)

Mahamaham- When the planet Jupiter (Guru) enters Simha Rasi (In Leo)

At the Mahamaham Tank in Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu

Kurinji flower favourite of Lord Muruga also blooms once in 12 years.

Mahamastabisheka- Ritual bath of Jain saint Gomateswara statue in Sravanabelagola in Karnataka

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TAMIL AND SANSKRIT MONTH NAMES

CHINESE 2 YEARS

 TWELVE SUNS (DVADASA ADITYA)

Amsu, Datta, Aryaman, Indra, Vivasva, Bahan, Paranjayan, Tvasta, Mitra, Vishnu, Varunan, Pusan


ISLAMIC CALENDAR
12 ZODIAC SIGNS

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To be continued……………………….

HINDU ZODIAC
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