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Significance of number 32

From: Eswar Josyula (
Date: Mon Oct 23 1995 - 09:59:25 PDT

On the significance of number 32, V. Sadagopan writes:

(2) Scriptures: A total of 32 from the combination of  18 chapters of
Gita, 4 Adhyayas of Brahma Sutra and the 10 decads of Nammazhwar"s

To be consistent with SriVaisnava philosophy, what this means is that
Nammazhwar's Thiruvaimozhi is weighted same as Bhagavad Gita and Brahma
Sutras.  If indeed the addends are observed to have added up to the
number 32 by SriVaisnava Acarryas, this it is a significant finding, 
especially for those not familiar with SriVaisnavism.

-Eswar Josyula