We see different things around us in different forms. If mixed, two or more colours make some different ones. For instance, if yellow and red colours are mixed, we get orange colour as a result. Therefore, hundreds of thousands of colours can be made this way. But, basically there are only seven colours as we see in a rainbow. These seven colours can be observed by a prism in the sunlight. Though if seen without a prism or a thing like this, the sunlight looks colour less. Sunlight is the root of these seven colours.
All the five essential elements - earth, water, fire, air and ether - are found there in everything seen. These elements are mixed in different ratio and through different ways. Some things have an element in abundance whereas the same element in some other thing is less than that. This is true that the whole world is made of these five essential elements. These elements have originated from the sky-air from sky, fire from air, water from fire and earth from water. 'Sound' is the attribute of the sky, 'touch' of air, luminosity (from) of fire, taste of water and smell is the attribute of earth. As the sky is the base of all the matters in the world, so 'sound' is the chief quality of all the things. This is why sound has been called 'Shabd Brahma' i.e. sound is the symbol of the Almighty.
All the words are the symbols of Brahma. But the qualities and effects of the words are different. The power of every word can be measured by transforming it into number. If chanted 7000 times, a word achieves its totality whereas some other word achieves its completeness after being chanted 17000 times. Our Rishis and Maharishis’ were well acquainted with the relation between the number and the word. Therefore the Mantra of the Sun should be chanted by 7000 times, of Moon by 11000 times, of Mars by 10,000, of Mercury by 9000, of Jupiter by 19000, of Venus by 16000 , of Saturn by 23000, of Rahu by 18000 and that of Ketu should be chanted by 17000. There are 5 letters there in the Mantra of a deity whereas in that of some other there are 9 or 22 and so on. So, there is a close relation between the word and the number which is scientific.
Number and act (deed) are closely associated with each other. Zero represents the Nirakar and Nirvikar Brahma whereas '1' represents the Advait form of the same. It means that like the word, the number is also the base of all the things. The sky is considered to be Zero. Both the word and the number have originated from Zero. There would not have been a provision for making a rosary of 108 beads in our scriptures had there not been a relation between a number and a thing. Every number has got its importance. Chanting of a Mantra on a rosary of 25 beads gives Moksha, on a rosary of 30 beads it gives wealth, on a rosary having 27 beads accomplishment of self-interest, on a rosary of 54 beads fulfilment of desires and on a rosary of 108 it gives accomplishment of all Siddhis. But in Abhichar Karm, a chanting on a rosary of 15 beads is sufficient.
What is the mystery behind a rosary of 108 beads? The Sun completes an orbit as it completes its transit in a sign. There are 360 degrees (Amshas) in an orbit. Thus if we want to change the degrees into Kalas, we should multiply the degrees of 360 by 60. We shall get 21600 Kalaas (Phases) as its product. The Sun remains in summer solstice for six months when it is on north of equator and for six months in winter solstice while it is to the south of equator. These two states of the Sun are called Uttarayan and Dakshinayan respectively. Now, if we divide this sum total of 21600 into two parts we shall get 10800 as its product.
Here is another method of calculation. The period between one sunrises to the next is said to be equal to 60 Ghatis. There are 60 Palas in a Ghati and 60 Vipalas in 1 Pala. Thus, if we multiply 60 Ghatis by 60 Palas and then the product by 60 Vipalas, we shall get 216000 as Vipalas. Now, if this total of 21600 Vipalas is divided into two parts, we shall get 108000 Vipalas for day and 108000 for night.
Our ancient Rishis had made the 'Kaala', i.e. time and 'Samkhya' i.e. the number their base of calculation as it is done today in a scientific way in terms of rupees, paisa, measurements etc. The number of 108000 is the result of this very equation. If the last three Zeroes are removed according to the decimal system, we shall get 108. Our ancient Rishis had developed a system through which the qualities of a man could be known by making out the sum total of his name and all the letters there in it. Jaya Parajaya Chakras have been cast somewhere later in this regard. Numerology, the science of Mantras etc. help us find as to who is the debtor of whom between the two-the debtor or the lender because the act of giving and taking is done by numbers itself. See Tantrasar in this connection.
Today the scientists find out as to which eatable has how much nutritive in it by calculating its calories. Likewise, which name a person will be stronger than anyone else by changing his name into numbers. The name of a man is his entity.
According to some sholars, the consciousness of a man remains active even while he is sleeping. This keeps him conscious. A man sleeping among some people awakes if he is called by his name. This has been mentioned in Narapati Jaya Charcha that the name of a man should be kept into consideration by which he is called and awaken. The 'name' and the 'number' have been proved helpful in prediction from the very beginning of the history of mankind.
There is a coordination between a particular number and the thing related with it like a television, which telecasts a particular program it has been set for.
It has been proved by new researches that some insects can communicate their messages to insects of the same group. Here again the example of television can be cited as done earlier. If the insects are put in different places in different groups in garden, they all will gather in a single group at a certain point of the garden. It was found during a research that some flies of a particular kind, divided into two groups and both the groups were kept several miles away from each other, gathered in a single group after a short while.
Scatter some grains of corn in a jungle and birds will come to peck them. Spread some sugar, ants will pounce upon it. Take the dead body of an animal to a lonely place and leave it there, soon the vultures and kites will start hovering over it. Tie a goat or a buffalo with a tree in a forest, a lion will come to eat it up. It means that things of same group get attracted to each other. Similarly, persons having number 1 will be attracted to each other. This is a general rule.
Numerologists know that number '1' will prove favorable for a man having number '1' as his radical number and he will have friendship with some number '1' people. Likewise, number '2' will prove to be favorable for a man having the same number as Radical number and he will enjoy friendship with a man of the same category of numbers.
Absolute explanation of Numerology is not possible. Why only 18 Chapters are there in Bhagavad-Gita? Why do we have only 18 Parvas there in the Mahabharata? What is the scientific reason behind the number of Puranas 18 in number? The sum total of this '18' is 1 + 8 = 9. Why? We can merely follow the path shown by our ancient saints and sages. Why are there only 12 Skandhas in Shrimadbhagvat? The 10th Skandha was so large that it had to be divided into two parts- 'Poorvardh' and 'Uttarardh'. So, why was the scripture not divided into 13 skandhas? Why only 12? Why the Parayan of the Ramayan was performed in 9 days and that of the Mahabharat in 7 days? Why are only 24 letters there in Gayatri? Why only the Saptapadi is performed in marriage? Why is Chaturthi performed for Ganesh, Ashtami for Durga, Saptami for the Sun, Ekadashi for Vishnu and Pradosh Vyapini Troyodashi for Rudra? All these questions related to Numerology cannot be explained here. Numerology is very deep. You can benefit yourself by studying deeply the rules mentioned in it and can find as to which is unfavorable.
Every number has a certain power based on the mysterious relations among the things and the mysteries of the nature. The man came to know this when he gave an order to the numbers as 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and fixed a symbol for every of these numbers. Here the power of each number is given below:
Number 0 : 0 (Zero) this represents the infinity. It is both Sookshma and Brihad i.e. subtle and vast. It has unending (Anant) and unlimited (Aseem) power and it is the source of origin of everything. All the stars in the sky, mass of light, entire solar system, galaxies, reproductive power, transit of planets, their orbits are the matters of the unlinited Universe. The energy of the whole world is embedded in it. You may go on a trip around the world or the globe, you will come to the point, from where you had started. So, the zero has the unlimited power since there is everything in it.
Number 1 :Number 1 is used as a symbol of theory of positivity and dynamism. This number is used in word also that expresses the infinity and unspoken. This represents ego. It represents soul Atmatva, self - dependence, excellence, sanctity and administration. From religion point of view, the Sun, the lord of all the planets, is thought to be the God Almighty. Therefore, this number represents God also. This denotes synthesis and integrity of the things. A man is a unit and part of life, so this number represents the man also. This has originated from Zero and represents the Sun.
Number 2 : Number 2 represents contrariety. So, both dynamism and idleness are there in it. This indicates both masculine and feminine. This represents both success and failure. Besides, it represents win and defeat, profit and loss, positivity and negativity and Full-moon (Poornima) and No-moon (Amavasya) also.
Number 3 : Number 3 is a 3 dimensional number. It represents three qualities of a man-wisdom, strength and consciousness. It represents Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the protector and Mahesh, the destroyer. This represents also three members of a family-mother, father and the child. The number symbolizes the soul, body and the mind. This denotes vastness. This represents planet Jupiter.
Number 4 : Number 4 represents reality and stability. It is a square-shaped and cubical number and represents the world. It indicates materialistic outlook, mundane trends, logic, cause and science. It signifies feeling and wisdom of a person. This is a combination of Swastika, Vidhi Chakra and the order of numbers. This signifies the difference between consciousness, wisdom, conscience, spirituality etc. Rahu / Herschel is its planet.
Number 5 : Number 5 is the symbol of vastness. This represents the mutual relation of the mental faculty and decision-making capacity of a person. This renders wisdom, conscience and thinking power. This symbolizes justification, seed sowing, reaping of harvest and food grains. In the mundane world, it is the symbol of reproduction, Pitritva and punishment. So, this number is like the bead of a pomegranate having many qualities in it. This is the symbol of Mercury.
Number 6 : Number 6 symbolizes mutual cooperation. This enables the conjugal life of a couple and indicates the reciprocal love between the two. It keeps the mutual understanding balanced. This represents world, worldly pleasure, spiritual world and spiritual pleasure. This makes the mental faculty and physical capability blossom. This shows the divine quality, to examine the mental faculty, sympathy, etc. This represents para psychology, telepathy etc. It gives capacity to cooperate, peace, harmony and quality of satisfaction. This signifies aestheticism and truth. This helps achieve goal and symbolizes the cohabitation and mutual relation between a man and a woman. Venus is its planet.
Number 7 : Number 7 signifies completeness. This also signifies the time, space, place and distance. By this number, one may predict weakness, senility, tolerance, steadiness and immortality. This symbolizes Saptadwip, Saptayug and seven days of a week. This signifies the seven kinds of promises, maturity of a man or a woman and different forms of sound and colours. Completeness of a man or a woman, his or her progress, wisdom, balance of mind etc. are also indicated by this number. This is the symbol of planet Neptune or Ketu.
Number 8 : Number 8 signifies disintegration. It is the symbol of cycle of development and the spirituality of the nature. It symbolizes action, reaction and disintegration. It is the symbol of cycle of development and spirituality of the nature. It symbolizes action, reaction, disintegration, separation, destruction, chaos, bifurcation etc. It helps a man or a woman explore intuition in him or her, development of wisdom etc. With the help of this number, the unsteady nature of the person gets pacified but on the contrary, it inspires the mankind commit mistakes. This also causes mental distress. Saturn is its planet.
Number 9 : Number 9 causes reproduction. This signifies spirituality, rebirth, development of organs of senses, progress, sense of premonition and voyage. This also signifies state of dreaming, events to take place and helps listen to the sound in atmosphere. With the help of this number, one can develop vibration, sensitivity, waves and current in him. The number makes a person adept in the art of archery and bellicosity and enables him simplify the mysteries of Astrology. This is the symbol of thinking, evil spirits and mysteries.