India has contributed in enormous measure for the evolution of NUMBERS- numerology.
While I was travelling in the world of numbers-in the fairyland of fanciful fairsome four-, for no particular and specific reason I fell in love with the number FOUR and Google Guru took me to several other parts and here I share the same with the esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS in this Sunday story in https://nvsr.wordpress.com.
4 is the smallest squared prime (p2) and the only even number in this form
In addition, 2 + 2 = 2 × 2 = 22 = 4.
A four-sided plane figure is a quadrilateral (quadrangle) which include kites, rhombi, rectangles and squares!
Various religions have a fancy for the number “4” and let us see some.
Dukkha – The Noble Truth of Suffering
Samudaya – The Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering
Nirodha – The Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering
Magga – The Noble Truth of the Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering
Four sights – observations which affected Prince Siddhartha deeply and made him realize the sufferings of all beings, and compelled him to begin his spiritual journey—an old man, a sick man, a dead man, and an ascetic
There are 4 Vedas: Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda.
There are four primary strata of society.
There are four important Saints revered by those who follow Saivism: Appar, Sundarar, Manikkavasagar and Thirunjanasambandar.
Most of the chariots used in temples during festivals have four wheels may be small or giant.
Most of the palanquins carrying the idols of Gods will be carried by four devotees.
There are four books in Islam: Torah, Zaboor, Injeel, Quran.
Four of Jupiter’s moons (the Galilean moons) are readily visible from Earth.
The Roman numeral IV (usually) stands for the fourth-discovered satellite of a planet or minor planet (e.g. Jupiter IV)
The fourth finger of a human hand (on the left hand – ring-finger) is moved when the little finger moves.
Most furniture has four legs – tables, chairs, etc.
Four horses (quadriga) is the maximal number of horses in one row for carriage.
Wide use of rectangles (with four angles and four sides) because they have effective form and capability for close adjacency to each other (houses, rooms, tables, bricks, sheets of paper, screens, film frames).
IN SPORTS AND GAMES
In cricket, a four is a specific type of scoring event, whereby the ball crosses the boundary after touching the ground at least one time, scoring four runs. Taking four wickets in four consecutive balls is typically referred to as a double hat trick (two consecutive, overlapping hat tricks).
In roller skating, roller skates typically have four wheels. When the wheels are arranged in a single line, they are called “in-line” skates. When the wheels are arranged in a four-point configuration (two in front, two in back), they are called “quad” skates.
There are four bases in the game of baseball: first base, second base, third base, and home plate; to score a run, an offensive player must complete, in the sequence shown, a circuit of those four bases.
In baseball scoring, number 4 is assigned to the second baseman. Also, four is the most number of runs that can be scored on any single at bat, whereby all three base runners and the batter score (the most common being via a grand slam).
At semi final stage of any team plays- games – four teams participate.
Four is the only number whose name in English has the same number of letters as its value.
GROUPS OF FOUR
A leap year occurs every four years.
Approximately four weeks (4 times 7 days) to a lunar month (synodic month = 29.53 days). Thus the number four is universally an integral part of primitive sacred calendars.
Four Cardinal principles.
Four cardinal virtues: justice, prudence, temperance, fortitude.
There are also four years in a single Olympiad (duration between the Olympic Games). Many major international sports competitions follow this cycle, among them the FIFA World Cup and its women’s version, the FIBA World Championships for men and women, and the Rugby World Cup.
There are four limbs on the human body.
Thus the NUMBER FOUR has got so much of importance and significance which simply amazes the readers.
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