Tamil Numerology

Tamil numerology, like other numerology systems (Chaldean, Pythagorean, etc.,) was invented as a means by which to divine a person’s future, discover personality attributes, analyze the vibrational qualities of baby names, read the harmonic patterns of planets and their relationships with each other (astrology), thereby trying to make sense of the fabric of “reality” that we surround ourselves in. Through research, observation and documentation, numerologists have labored to gain a better understanding of the universe and our place in it.

Tamil refers to the Indian state of Tamil Nada. Indian numerology states there are three numbers attached to every person:

1. The first number is the psychic number. In Tamil numerology, the psychic number refers to the way you see yourself and is calculated using your birth date.
2. The second number in Tamil numerology is the destiny number. The destiny number tells how the world sees you and is calculated by adding the numbers in your birth date together.
3. The third number is the name number. The Tamil name number tells of your relationships with others and requires a mathematical calculation based on the sound frequencies of a certain number.

Indian numerology also involves Vedic squares, like this one, which show numerous geometric patterns and symmetries, some of which can be found in traditional Islamic art.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 9
3 3 6 9 3 6 9 3 6 9
4 4 8 3 7 2 6 1 5 9
5 5 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 9
6 6 3 9 6 3 9 6 3 9
7 7 5 3 1 8 6 4 2 9
8 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Shapes in the Vedic Square (Wikipedia, 2011).

Here, a graphic I found on Wikipedia has a graphic highlighting specific numbers within the Vedic square, revealing distinct shapes each with some form of reflection symmetry.

It is believed the origins of numerology date back over 10,000 years, however no one knows exactly where or when the art of numerology was first started. Evidence and claims point to a diverse collection of possible origins, from Egypt to India, and from Babylon to Japan. Eventually, however, numerology would become prominent in Greece, made popular first by a Grecian named Pythagoras, the great mathematician and philosopher.

When I first began pulling together some of this information, I was shocked at how little numerology resources for Tamil numerology there were online. I will continue to research this and share what I discover here. Hope you enjoyed this walk through numerology history!

Aanandita

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