SACRED NUMBER SEVEN (Post No.6893)

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  Date: 17 AUGUST 2019  
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Post No. 6893

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In Hindu Puranas Seven is the most sacred number. All the sacred objects and saints and gods are grouped in Sevens; We  find Seven Sacred Rivers, Seven Sacred Forests, Seven Sacred Towns, Seven Sacred Hills , Seven Sacred Immortals etc. In Indus valley Number 7 and Number 3 are seen more than other numbers. First let us look at the significance Number Seven in other cultures and compare it with Hindu culture:-

Seven Days of the Week Sunday To Saturday

Even the Tamil saint Thirugnana Sambandar sang the seven days in the same order 1400 years ago. (see Kolaaru Tiruppathikam in Thevaram). In Sanskrit

Sunday – Bhaanuvaar or Ravivaar

Monday – Soma vaar or Induvaar

Tuesday – Mangalvaar or Paumavaar

Wednesday- Budhavaar or Saumyavaar

Thursday- Guruvaar

Friday – Sukravaar or Bruguvaar

Saturday – Sanivaar or or Sthira vaar

Apart from sun, moon and Saturn all other days were named after Norse Gods in Western countries. But Hindus used the planets names.

In the Puranic geography earth was divided into Seven Dvipas or Islands

Jambudvipa, Plakshadvipa, Kusadvipa, Kraunchadvipa, Sagaradvipa,

Salmalidvipa, Pushkaradvipa.

Seven Sacred Rivers

Ganga, Sindhu, Kaveri, Yamuna, Sarasvati, Godavari, Narmada

Seven Sacred Cities

Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya/Haridvar, Kasi, Varanasi, Kanchi, Avantik/Ujjaini, Dwaraka

To be continued……………………

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