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From: K Balaji (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 01:32:28 PDT

Dear BhAgavatAs

What significance the family of 1 and 8 numbers like 18,108,1008,10008 .....
get in the hindu religious practices.  How these number get significance.
Is there any prescribed scriptures to perform  poojas, bhagvan namas only in
these significant numbers.
Let's go by examples

    Bhagavat gita          - 18 Chapters
    Bharat Yuddham     -  18 Days
    PurAnAs                  -  18
    Sabarimalai            -  18 Steps to reach abode
    Divya Desa             -  108
    Sahasrarama         -   1008
    All ArchanAs, JapAs  we do in 108,1008,10008 etc.

The list is not exhaustive.  Going by this specific pattern I wonder whether
there is any written scriptures to adopt these specific auspicious numbers.
BhAgavatAs enlighten me if they have any information.


Balaji K

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