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Significance of number 960 on a Brahmanic stone marker and number 1020 on a Vaishnavite monument?

The figure shows a "Brahmanic stone marker" from Khmer art (National Museum of Phnom Penh, No. 3058, Angkor Period). The stele shows at its 4 sides in 16 rows and 15 columns 960 = 4 x 16 x 15 ...
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Do scriptures mention Indra's age when he destroyed Shambhara?

While reading the Atharva Veda I came across this interesting hymn to Indra that mentions: He who discovered in the fortieth autumn Sambara dwelling in the midst of mountains: Who slew the ...
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What was the value of trillion during Mahabharata time as population of Yadavas is mentioned as 30 trillion+ in SB 10.90.42?

SB 10.90.42 saṅkhyānaṁ yādavānāṁ kaḥ   kariṣyati mahātmanām yatrāyutānām ayuta-   lakṣeṇāste sa āhukaḥ Who can count all the great Yādavas, when among them King Ugrasena ...
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Significance of number 7 as per Vedas

As per Vedas what exactly is the significance of number 7. Reason am asking this is because we have: Saptarishi (7 Sages) 7 Chakras 7 Days 7 Svara 7 colors in rainbow (Indradhanush) 7 pheras ...
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Why did the Vaisheshika school believe 100 quadrillion is the largest number?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Number 13 and Number 8 really unlucky according to hinduism?

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 ...
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The number of syllables in the Rig Veda - 4,32,000

This wiki article on Rig Veda says that there are 4,32,000 syllables in all the shlokas combined. It also says that the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda mentions this. Where is this mentioned? ...