I came across many websites and some myths saying that Number 13 and Number 8 are unlucky numbers for everyone.

Numbers 13 and 8 are considered an unlucky in some countries. People try to avoid bad luck by keeping away from anything numbered or labelled thirteen such as buildings door number, buildings 13th floor, vehicles number, etc,.

Number 13 and Number 8 really unlucky according to hinduism?

  • no i do not think so. – Divine Child Oct 13 '16 at 7:24
  • 3
    @KrutarthPatel Your comment is not useful , can you explain why you do not think they are unlucky . – R__raki__ Oct 13 '16 at 7:42

I'm not answering about 13 because i'm unsure about it either being holy or unholy.(So, treat this as a partial answer)

However,I don't think that the number is 8(ashta) is inauspicious in Hinduism.

Because,we have many important(&auspicious) Hindu facts and facets related to it.

Few are given below:

1)Ashtanaga Yoga:

The eight limbed path of Yoga viz:

Yama,Niyama,Asana,Pranayama,Pratyahara,Dharana,Dhyana & Samadhi.

2)Ashta Bhairavas

The 8 manifestations of Maha Bhairava (a fierce form of Lord Shiva) viz

Kaala Bhairava, Asitaanga Bhairava, Rudra Bhairava, Krodha Bhairava, Kapala Bhairava, Bhishana Bhairava, Unmatta Bhairava and Samhara Bhairava.

3)Ashta Lakshmi:

The 8 Rupas of Sri Maha Lakshmi viz:

Dhanya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi, Santana Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi, Bhagya Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Vara Lakshmi

4)The Ashta Loka Palas:

The 8 guardians of directions viz:


5)Ashta Mahishis

The 8 principle queens of Lord Krishna viz:

Rukmini, Satyabhama, Jambavati, Nagnajiti, Mitravinda, Lakshmana, Kalindi and Maadri.

6)The Ashta Matrikas:

Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheshwari, Aindri, Vaarahi, Chamunda, Naarasimhi and Kaumari.

7)The Ashta Siddhis:

The 8 types of Super Natural powers obtained by Yoga sadhana viz:


8)The Ashta Vasus:

Who are among the 33 types of Vedic Deities viz:

Aapa, Dhruva, Soma, Dhara, Anila, Anala, Pratyusha and Prabhasa.

& 9)The Ashta Vinayakas or the 8 Ganeshas.

The only reason i can think of as to why number 8 might be regarded as inauspicious is because of its association with the frightening Sani Graha(Saturn) (According to "Numerology" Saturn is related to number 8).

Edit: regarding the importance of 13:

I could not any reference ,whatsoever, related to the significance of the number 13 in Hinduism .There are a horde of numbers that are significant in one or many ways but nothing could be found on 13.

The number 12 is significant ,for example,in many ways(The Dwadasa Rasis etc).Similarly the 14(the 14 Manvantaras) but i'm unable to find anything regarding 13.

Only reference of course being the case of Trayodashi Tithi which is ruled by Kamadeva .And the Pradosham Vrata (dedicated to Lord Shiva) is performed on those days.

  • Good info. But acceptable thing is a note in the bottom of your answer, "number 8 might be regarded as inauspicious is because of the fact that its linked to the frightening Sani Graha(Saturn) in Numerology." – saravanabawa Oct 13 '16 at 12:44
  • 2
    But that is not reason enough to consider 8 being entirely inauspicious. – Rickross Oct 13 '16 at 14:08

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .