2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part O
Significance of the auspicious number 1008
AUTHOR(S): Jai Paul Dudeja
The two numbers 108 and 1008 are considered spiritually very auspicious in many religions including Hinduism, Jainism and Christianity etc. According to the ancient Hindu scriptures we are advised to do chanting (japa) of God’s name or a particular mantra for 108 or 1008 times for a greater impact. In some religions, like in Jainism, many enlightened sages have prefixes as 108 or 1008 before their names. These numbers (108 and 1008) have also relevance in astronomy, astrology and architecture etc. Whereas many workers, including this author, have interpreted the significance of the spiritual and scientific significance of the number 108 , not enough work has been reported on the second auspicious number, that is, 1008. This paper describes the significance of this number, 1008 in Hinduism, Jainism, and Christianity, astronomy, astrology and architecture.
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How to cite this article:
Jai Paul Dudeja. Significance of the auspicious number 1008. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):825-829.