In an earlier Sunday Story in ENVIUS THOUGHTS an elaborate presentation was made under the title “FAIR-SOME FOUR” bringing out the greatness of the NUMBER FOUR. Observing the views and responses, I thought of venturing into exploration of the NUMBER SIX and here are the ENVIUS THOUGHTS on the subject.
SIX indeed appears to be a very strong number in several modes.
In Hindu Pantheon, younger son of Lord Shiva is Subramanya alias Karthikeya alias Arumuga alias Murugan alias Kumaran…………………..! He is picturised with SIX heads, six pairs of eyes, ears and hands!
He is a very powerful God granting all the great and noble prayers of His sincere devotees. His SIX heads symbolize the purpose of HIS existence.
Image of Lord Arumuga- (meaning six faced in Tamil)
Lord Karthikeya/ Subrahmanya/Muruga/ is supposed to keep SIX divine homes “AARU PADAI VEEDU” – viz
2.திருச்செந்தூர் அல்லது திருச்சீரலைவாய்-Thirucendur/Thiruccheeralaivai
3.திருவாவினன்குடி (எ) பழனி Thiruvavinankudi/Pazani
4.திருவேரகம் (எ) சுவாமிமலை Thiruverakam/Swamimalai.
5.திருத்தணி அல்லது குன்றுதோறாடல் Thiruththani/Kunruthoaraadal
6.பழமுதிர்சோலை Pazhamudir soalai
all these abodes of Muruga are in Tamilnadu. Kathikamam in Srilanka is also hailed to be Murugan’s holy home.
He has SIX smaller abodes: Porur, kunrakkudi, Viralimalai, Marudamalai, Thindal and Pondichery. Lord Muruga is hailed as TAMIL GOD- (தமிழ் கடவுள்)
In Hindu theology, a trasarenu is the combination of 6 celestial paramānus (atoms)
Shanmata meaning “Six Religions” in Sanskrit, has its origins in the hoary past. While these Six Religions of Vedic Culture initially had separate followers, theologian Adi Shankara, the 8th century Hindu philosopher, worked to bring together the adherents of the Six Religions into one through spreading his Advaita Vedanta philosophy.
Adi Sankara’s followers worship one divine power, Brahman in all its six manifestations. It centers around the worship of the Six of the supreme Deities of the Vedic religion- Shiva, Vishnu, Shakti, Ganesha, Surya and Skanda as One. This is based on the belief in the essential oneness of all deities, the unity of Godhead, the one divine power, Brahman.
Normally living beings are endowed with five senses; but man the roof and crown of creations has SIXTH sense!
In cricket, when the hit ball crosses the boundary without pitching on the ground it gets him SIX runs and called a SIXER.
Many of the heavy vehicles have SIX wheels.
In HIS creation some are born with SIX fingers in one or the other or both hands and those with SIX fingers are deemed to be LUCKY people!
SIX times of urination in the course of a day of 24 hours is an indication of normal health.
An Indian’s normal height is anything between 60 to 70 inches; but there are people of SIX feet tall!
Foot scale has SIX inches; of course normal is 12 inches.
This Blogger has referred to his morning walk of twelve rounds in our Youth World in Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Chennai where I reside since 1998 totaling 4 kilometers between 3 and 4 in the early morning.
The track has 6 slabs of 18 inches each thus making the track 9 feet wide!
The number 6 refers to earthly matters, and you can find naturally occurring instances of 6 in magnified photos of water crystals and snowflakes. Slice open a tomato or bell pepper and you often find six chambers
The number 6 is a symbol of completeness!
Number 6 symbolizes beauty and high ideals.
Number 6 is A Perfect Number
The Pythagoreans acknowledged number 6 to be the first perfect number.
In mathematics a perfect number is when all the numbers divisors (excluding the number itself) are added, the sum equals the number itself. 1+2+3=6
In addition when including the number itself and dividing by two the result is the number itself. (1+2+3+6)/2 = 6
6 is considered the most harmonious of all single-digit numbers. The most important influence of the 6 is its loving and caring nature. Properly nicknamed the motherhood number, it is all about sacrificing, caring, healing, protecting and teaching others. No family or community can function without the power of the 6 to keep them together and safe. She is the glue that keeps a family or community together.
The number six is symbolic of man in many ways because man was created on the sixth day. For another thing, men are appointed to work for six days and after six days of labor, they are to rest on the seventh day. The sixth commandment prohibits the murder of man and the supposed unholy trinity of the beast and his number is 666 so this is why it is sometimes referred to as an unholy trinity and as such the bringing together of three 6’s is the number and mark of the end time Beast of Revelation. As such, it represents the very best human system of governance that mankind can produce without God and remains under the constant influence of his chief adversary the Devil so it inherently falls far short of the standards by which God puts forth in the Bible
SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATION
Latest craze is on the programs conducted for Green Belt/Black Belt which to me appears to be something Greek and Latin at the moment! Somebody was referring to this as the money spinning methods and I was totally in disagreement with that gentleman and I don’t dismiss such programs so casually. It must have its own values and merits internationally recognized.
In music theory
There are 6 whole tones in an octave.
There are 6 semitones in a tritone.
A standard guitar has 6 strings
Most woodwind instruments have 6 basic holes or keys (e.g., bassoon, clarinet, pennywhistle, saxophone); these holes or keys are usually not given numbers or letters in the fingering charts
In a standard guitar there are SIX strings.
There are Six articles of belief
Basic articles of faith
• Belief in Allah as the one and only God.
• Belief in angels.
• Belief in the holy books.
• Belief in the Prophets… e.g. Adam, Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Dawud (David), Isa (Jesus). …
• Belief in the Day of Judgment….
• Belief in Predestination…
Fasting six days of Shawwal, together with the month of Ramadan, is equivalent to fasting the whole year
Thus the great NUMBER SIX has an unending significance from several angles. I hope my esteemed viewers would have enjoyed the read of this Sunday Story. Thanks.