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Numbers 1-5

Numbers are not only just to use in mathematics but they denote something more too --

One God (A-Dwaitvaad)
Some people follow this path that there is only one Eeshwar, or God, or Bhagavaan, or Parameshwar.

One Earth
There is only one Earth.

One Phase of the Point
There is only one phase of  Point - breadth.

Two (Dwaitvaad)
Some people believe, there are two: (1) Parameshwar, (2) Soul.

Two Phases
A line has two phases - length and breadth.

Three Agni
There are three main types of Agni - (1) Gaarhapatya,  (2) Aavaahneeya, and  (3) Dkkashanaatya.

Three Bodies
There are three types pf Body - (1) Sthool Shareer (Macro or Physical Body);  (2) Sookshm Shhareer (Micro or Subtle Body);  and (3) Kaaran Shareer (Causal Body)

Three Dimensions of a Cube
There are three dimensions of  cube.

Three Types of Food
There are three types of foods - Sato Gunee food or Saatwik food, Rajo Gunee food or Raajas food and Tamo Gunee food or Taamasik food.

(1) Sato Gunee food includes fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, yogurt, fresh simple food without much spices, sweets, Ghee (purified butter) etc. This type of food is liked by gods and helps in maintaining good qualities, cultivate good habits and sweet nature in a person.
(2) Rajo Gunee food includes mixed type of food, some Sato Gunee and some Tamo Gunee food. In this kind of food also, if the quantity of Saatwik food is more then a person will have more good qualities. Rajo Gunee food includes sweets, fried food, very tasty food, spicy food etc.
(3) Tamo Gunee food includes: meat, fish, long-kept food, alcohol, pickles etc. This type of food is liked by Asur (Demons) and it develops bad nature in a person. The person becomes sinful, angry, lusty and greedy by eating such foods.

Three Gods
There are three main gods (forms or manifestations of Paramaatmaa) in Hindu religion - Brahmaa, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiv). In the "Swaroop" of Brahmaa, the God creates the world; in the "Swaroop" of Vishnu, He maintains the world; and in the "Swaroop" of Mahesh (Shiv) He does the Sanhaar (destroys) of this world.

Three Gun
(1) Sat Gun  (2) Raj Gun  (3) Tam Gun. Sato Gun has all the good qualities, is pious and noble - only gods have that kind of nature. Rajo Gun has mixed qualities - some good and bad - these are Maanav (human beings) who have this kind of nature. Tamo Gun has almost all the bad qualities - and these are Raakshas or Asur (demons).

Three Kaal
(1) Past  (2) Present  (3) Future

Three Letters of AUM
There are three letters in AUM - A, U, and M.

Three Lok
Swar Lok - Swarg Lok or Dev Lok (Heaven) where gods live.
Prithvi Lok - Bhoo Lok or Mrityu Lok or this Earth)
Bhuvah Lok - Paataal Lok, below the Earth where Naag, snakes and other lower species live.  OR

Bhoo, Bhuvah and Swah

Three Motions of Earth
There are three three motions, if we see Sun with respect to Earth on the background of stars -
(1) Precession,
(2) Earth's own movement on its axis - this makes day and night, 24 hours; and
(3) Earth's rotation around the Sun - this makes a year and seasons

Three Qualities of Air
Sheetal (Cool),   Mand (Slow),  and  Sugandhit (Scented)

Three States of Mind
There are three states of mind - waking state, sleeping state, and dreaming state.

Three Taap (Diseases, or Troubles)
Adhi-Daivik (Given by Devtaa)
Adhi-Bhautik (Worldly related)
Adhyaatmic (Spiritual)

Three Times...
In Hindu religion "three times" is very important -
--In religious practices, wherever one needs to wash his mouth (Aachaman) it needs to be done three times.
--When women take out the food for their elders (Baayanaa) on some festivals they revolve their hand with water three times around the food.
--When Chandra (Moon) worship or Soorya worship is done on Poornmaasee or daily, or on Karavaa Chauth, one revolve around three times.

Three Sides of a Triangle
There are three sides of a triangle.

Three Types of Things
All things in this world are have three types of characters - Objective, Subjective and Universal.

Three Ved
Three Ved are important - Rig Ved, Yajur Ved and Saam Ved. Krishn says in Geetaa "I am Saam Ved among all Ved."

Interesting Three
Absolute Being is defined as Existence - Consciousness - Beatitude (Sat - Chit - Aanand).
The Trinitarian Unity is highlighted in both Hinduism and Christianity - Aum, Tat, Sat and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) .
In Freudian Psycho-Analysis, Mind is an Energy Organization made up of 3 factors - Id, Ego and Superego.
In Vedaant, the 3 Gun make up Nature - Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas.
Holistic Medicine or Aayur Ved is built upon the theory of the 3 humors - Vaat, Pitta and Kaph.
Transactional Analysis deals with Parent-Adult-Child formula
Psychology deals with the three levels of the Mind - Conscious, Sub-conscious and Unconscious).
Dante's Divine Comedy is divided into 3 portions - The Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso.

Four Aashram
There are four Aashram in a person's life. These Aashram are based on the age of 100 years.
(1) Brahmcharya Aashram - (Up to 25 years of age) - In this Aashram the person is a child and he earns the knowledge to use it in the world in Grihasth Aashram. He goes to a Guru after 5 or 7 years of age, and stays there to learn the style of living in the world.
(2) Grihasth Aashram - (25 years of age to 50 years of age) - This is the most important Aashram of the life as the person gets all kinds of opportunities to do many things only during this period. After earning knowledge, he returns to the world, marries and produce children. In this Aashram, the person performs all his duties related to family and pays all the Rin (debts) - Pitra Rin, Dev Rin, and Brahm Rin. The Pitra Rin is paid by offering food to the dead Poorvaj (Pitar or dead elders). Dev Rin is paid by doing Yagya and Havan etc. and by donating worldly things. And Brahm Rin is paid by producing children.
(3) Vaanprasth Aashram - (50 years of age to 75 years of age) - In this Aashram the person tries to detach himself from the worldly things and spends more time in worship and meditation. This he does living in the world with his family but detaching himself from the world gradually.
(4) Sanyaas Aashram - (75 years of age to 100 years of age) In this Aashram, he leaves the world and his family and goes in the forest to worship, meditation and Tapasyaa (penance). During this period he passes his time in preparing to meet Paramaatmaa.

Four Holy Abodes (Dhaam)
Badareenaath in North, Jagannaath Puree in East, Raameshwaram in South, and Dwaarakaa Puree in West. But their Yaatraa (visit) is incomplete if Pushkar Jee (in Raajasthaan, near Ajamer) is not visited in the last.

Four Main Colors
There are only four main colors, all other colors may be made by mixing them with one another -
Red, Blue, Green and Yellow

Four-fold Goals of Human Existence
Vedic Astrology is an indispensable tool for achieving, what the Vedas proclaim as the four-fold goals of human existence :-
Dharm - Life Purpose, duties
Arth - Prosperity, related to wealth
Kaam - Pleasure
Moksh - Spiritual Liberation

Four Life-long Brahmchaaree
(1) Hanumaan Jee  (2) Naarad Jee  (3) Bheeshm Pitaamah  (4) Sankaadi Muni

Four Places of Kumbh
Every 12 years Kumbh falls in these places with the difference of three years.
(1) On the banks of Gangaa in Haridwaar, (UP)  (2) On Sangam in Allaahaabaad, (UP)  (3) On the banks of Kshipraa in Ujjain, (Madhya Pradesh)  and (4) on the banks of Godaavaree in Naasik, (Mahaaraashtra).

Four Sides of a Rectangle and Square
A rectangle and a square have four sides.

Four Seasons
There are four distinct Seasons in Temperate Regions - Winter (Dec 21 - Mar 21), Spring (Mar 21- Jun 21), Summer (Jun 21-Sep 21), and Fall or Autumn (Sep 21-Dec 21). At 40 degree North of Equator, on December 21, the shortest day of the year is only 10 hours long and the night is 14 hours long. On the contrary, on Jun 21, the longest day of the year is 17 hours long and the night is 7 hours long only.

Four Things Related to Moon
(1) Chakor bird - Chakor is crazy after the Moon. It continuously looks at it.
(2) Chakavaa  bird - Chakavaa and its female Chakavee cannot see each other while the Moon is out, even if they are sitting next to each other. They just call each other the whole night.
(3) Kamalinee flower - Kamalinee flower blooms seeing the Moon and closes in the morning before sunrise. 
(4) Lotus flower - Opposite to the Kamalinee flower, the lotus flower blooms seeing the Sun and closes with sunset. To add to it Bhramar (Bhanvaraa, or bumble bee) loves lotus flower very much. It sits there to extract honey, but in love it forgets when evening falls and thus closes itself inside the lotus flower. When lotus flower blooms in the morning, the bee is already dead thus loses its life in love of lotus flower.

Four Types of Beings
(1) Andaj - which are born from eggs (birds, crocodiles, fish etc)
(2) Swedaj - which are born from sweat (worms, flying insects etc)
(3) Jaraayuj - which are born secured in bags (human beings, four-legged animals etc)
(4) Udbhij - Sthaavar creation (trees, creepers, grass etc)

Four Types of Times
(1) There are 4 Solstices in an year which represents the change of the path of the Sun - Dec 21/22, March 21.22, Jun 21/22, Sep 21/22 - also called as Winter Solstice, Vernal Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Autumn Equinox.
(2) Similarly in a month there are 4 points, New Moon, Ashtamee, Full Moon and Ashtamee.
(3) In a day there are 4 points. They are Sunrise, Mid Noon, Sunset and Midnight.

Four Varn
(1) Braahman - born from Aadi Purush's mouth, and their Dharm or duties are to study and teach Dharm to other Varn, to do Yagya for themselves and others, to accept donations and research.
(2) Kshatriya - born from the arms of Aadi Purush, and their Dharm is to protect other Varn of the society to see the justice is done and if some kind of injustice is done with anybody then to stop that - means to keep peace in the society.
(3) Vaishya - born from thighs of Aadi Purush, and their Dharm is to feed the society by producing grains etc. and take them where they are short, means by trading and business.
(4) Shoodra - born from the feet of Aadi Purush, and their Dharm is to serve other Varn.
All the latter three Varn take help of Braahman to fulfill their Grahasth Aashram duties - Yagya, donation etc.

Four Ved
(1) Rig Ved  (2) Yajur Ved  (3) Atharv Ved  (4) Saam Ved. Among them Rig Ved contains verses of God's praise. Yajur Ved contains verses related to Yagya and gods worship. Atharv Ved contains verses related to Tantra Vidyaa (magic). Saam Ved contains verses related to music.

Four Yug
There are four Yug according to Hindu measurement of Time - Sat Yug (Krit Yug), Tretaa Yug, Dwaapar Yug, and Kali Yug (now we are in Kali Yug). Do you know how many years are in each Yug? Each Yug has different number of years in the proportion of 4:3:2:1, and all of them jointly are called a Mahaa-yug:
Sat Yug          = 1,728,000 years
Tretaa Yug     = 1,296,000 years
Dwaapar Yug  =   864,000 years
Kali Yug         =   432,000 years
                          4,320,000 = 1 Chatur-yug or 1 Mahaa-yug

Five Arrows of Kaam Dev
There are 5 flower arrows of Kaam Dev --
(1) Aravind   (2)  Ashok  flower (3) Mango flower  (4) Nava-Mallikaa - Chamelee  (5)  Neelotpal - Neel Kamal or Blue Lotus or blue Water Lily
and each of them is supposed to evoke a distinct aspect that characterizes the love-lorn.

Five Beej (Seeds) in Mantra
There are 5 Beej (seeds) - (1) rM Ram,   (2) laM Lam,   (3) yaM Yam,  (4) vaM Vam,  (5)  hM Ham

And 5 Shuddh Beej - (1) Kleem,  (2) Hreem,  (3) Gleem,  (4) Shreem, and  (5) Pleem

Five Devtaa
There are 5 main Devtaa who are worshipped daily - (1) Soorya,  (2) Ganesh,  (3) Shiv,  (4) Devee, and  (5) Vishnu.

Five Holy Cities
There are five holy cities ---
(1) Kaashee (UP),  (2) Mathuraa (UP),  (3) Ayodhyaa (UP),  (4) Avantikaa, or Ujjain (MP),  (5) Puree, Jagannaath Puree (Udeesaa)

Five Devee
There are five Devee -
(1) Umaa (Shiv's wife),  (2) Ushaa (goddess of dawn),  (3) Vaidehee (Raam's wife), (4) Ramaa (Vishnu's wife Lakshmee), and (5) Gangaa (River).
Shlok : Umaa Ushaa cha Vaidehee Ramaa Gangeti Panchakam, Praatarev Smaran Nityam Saubhaagyam Vardhate Sadaa"

Five Elements (Panch Mahaa Bhoot)
(1) Vaayu (Air)   (2) Prithvi (Earth)   (3) Jal (Water)   (4) Aakaash (Space or Ether)  (5) Agni (Fire).

Five Faces of Brahmaa
Brahmaa Jee had five heads, later Shiv Jee cut his one head by which he spoke lie to him. Read this story here.

Five Faces of Gaayatree
Gaayatree Devee has five faces.

Five Faces of Hanumaan
There is an idol of Hanumaan which is Panch-Mukhaa - fave faces. It is said that when Ahhiraavan took Raam and Lakshman to Paataal Lok, Hanumaan went there to bring them back. He found Ahiraavan doing Yagya for Devee and ready to sacrifice Raam and Lakshman for Devee. Now there were five lamps burning - four in four corners and one before Devee. He came to know that he had to put out those five lamps together to save Raam and Lakshman from the sacrifice. So he created his five faces in five directions and put out all of them together, thus destroying Ahiraavan's Yagya and sxaving Raam and Lakshman from Ahiraavan.

Five Faces of Shiv
Read here how Shiv is related to number five.

Five Fingers in a Human Hand
There are 5 fingers in a human hand - his 5 fingers are related to 5 elements of Nature. The 1st one is related to prithvi, the 2nd one is related to Fire, the 3rd one is related to Ether (sky), the 4th one is related to Water, and the 5th one is related to Air.

Five Immortal Purush
There are five immortal or Chiranjeevee Purush (males) ---
(1) Naarad Jee,  (2) Ashwatthaamaa (Dronaachaarya's son), (3) Hanumaan, (4) Vibheeshan, and (5) Kripaachaarya

Others are - Takshak Naag, Maarkandeya Muni, Kaagbhushundi Jee, Ved Vyaas, Parashuraam, Daitya Raaj Bali and Rishi Grihatsamad. Rishi Grihatsamad Jee was given immortality by Shiv Jee - see Vashishth Jee's Shaap to Rishi Grihatsamad. Among them Kaagbhushundi is very special. Tulsee's Maanas says that he has lived for over 27 Kalp.

Five Types of Influences
There are 5 types of influences - (1) Intellect,  (2) Ego,  (3) Mind,  (4) Chitta, and  (5) Soul.

Five Klesh (Sorrows)
According to Yog Darshan, 1-30, there are five types of Klesh - (1) A-Vidyaa - Ignorance,  (2) Asmitaa - Ahankaar or pride,  (3) Raag - Too much attachment,  (4) Dwesh - Jealousy, and  (5) Abhinivesh - Death pain.

Five Kosh (Sheath or Coverings)
The Kosh are often compared to the layers of an onion, which veil the truth that the Divine resides within us, the Bindu and without. These coverings are five in numbers -
(1) Anna-maya Kosh is the sheath "composed of food" and represents the physical body,
(2) Praan-maya Kosh (life force) is the sheath "composed of the life force" and is the energy field associated with sustaining the gross physical body. It connects the physical body to the mind,
(3) Mano-maya Kosh (mental or feelings) is the sheath "composed of the mind", which refers to the function of the lower mind (Manas) that processes the input of the senses. Manas is driven by doubt and desire,
(4) Vigyaan-maya Kosh (intellectual or Buddhi) is the sheath "composed of intelligence" and refers to the higher mind in it's function of discerning that which is real and unreal. It is the seat of wisdom. Where the lower mind causes doubt and uncertainty, the higher mind or Buddhi brings certainty and faith or Shraddhaa, and
(5) Aanand-maya Kosh (happiness) is the sheath "composed of bliss" and is equated with the transcendental Self or the atman. It is considered to be the final veil surrounding the ultimate Reality. Aatmaa (soul) is beyond all these Kosh. According to Ved the manifested soul dwells in the fifth Kosh (sheath) near the heart.

Five Maidens (Panch Kanyaa)
According to Mahaabhaarat the followings are Panch Kanyaa -
(1) Kuntee - Paandu's wife,  (2) Drauupadee - Paandav's wife,  (3) Mandodaree - Raavan's wife,  (4) Taaraa - Vaanar Raaj Baali's wife,  (5) Ahalyaa - Maharshi Gautam's wife. Some say Seetaa, Raam's wife, instead of Kuntee.
Shlok : "Ahalyaa Draupadee Seetaa Taaraa Mandodaree Tadaa,
             Panch Kanyaa Smaram Nityam Mahaa Paatak Naashanam"

Five Makaar
There are 5 Makaar, or Panch Makaar in Shaiv Tantra - (1) Matsya (Fish),  (2) Maans (Meat),  (3) Madya (Liquor),  (4) Maithun (Sexual Intercourse),  (5) Mudraa (Pose)

Five Mothers
There are five mothers -
(1) Gaayatree,  (2) Tulasee,  (3) Gangaa,  (4) Kaamdhenu, and  (5) Arundhatee (Vashishth's wife).
Shlok : "Gaayatree Tulasee Gangaam Kaamdhenu Arundhateem,
             Panch Maatu Smarem Nityam Mahaa Paatak Naashanam"

Five Types of Praan
There are kinds of 5 kinds of Praan - (1) Udaan,  (2) Apaan,  (3) Samaan,  (4) Praan, and  (5) Vyaan

Five Prayaag
There are 5 Prayaag - (1) Vishnu Prayaag - Alaknandaa meets Dhaulee Gangaa;  (2) Nand Prayaag - Alaknandaa meets Mandaakinee;  (3) Karn Prayaag - Alaknandaa meets Pindar River;  (4) Rudra Prayaag - Alaknandaa meets Mandaakinee;  (5) Dev Prayaag - Alaknandaa meets Bhaageerathee

Five Holy Rivers
There are five holy rivers ---
(1) Gangaa,  (2) Yamunaa,  (3) Godaavaree,  (4) Kaaveree,  and  (5) Krishnaa

Five Satee
There are five Satee Stree (faithful to husband):
(1) Satee Draupadee (Paandav's wife),  (2) Satee Mandodaree (Raavan's wife).  (3) Satee Sulochanaa (Meghnaad's wife)
(4) Satee Anasooyaa (Rishi Atri's wife),  (5) Satee Saavitree (Satyavaan's wife)

Five Sides of a Pentagon
A pentagon has five sides.

Five Kinds of Vaayu
There are five kinds of Vaayu (air) in our body --
(1) Apaan,  (2) Samaan,  (3) Vyaan,  (4) Praan, and  (5) Udaan

Five Ved Moorti
There are 5 Ved Moorti - (1) Hanumukh,  (2) Hayamukh,  (3) Ajamukh,  (4) Gaumukh, and  (5) Gajmukh.

Five Types of Nature
There are 5 types of nature - (1) Aggressive, determine  (2) Balanced, logical  (3) Wandering, emotions  (4) Imaginative, creative,  (5) Ambitious, binder

Five Mahaa Yagya
According to Manu Smriti (3.70), there 5 Yagya in daily routine---
1.Brahm Yagya = study,   2. Pitri Yagya = paying back source (predecessors, society, surroundings), 3. Daiv Yagya = Strengthening external and internal Praan whose energy is used by us, 4. Bhoot Yagya = Feeding animals and others who help us,  5. Nar Yagya = Serving guests etc.

Five Mahaapurush Yog
There are 5 Mahaapurush Yog in astrology - (1) Ruchak,  (2) Bhadraa,  (3) Shash,  (4) Maalavya, and  (5) Hans

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