Numbers have been considered highly significant in the creation of our Universe, as recognized by ancient philosophies. According to these beliefs, letters or mantras and numbers or yantras are the fundamental basis of all creation. This concept is best understood through the number correlation between the nine Planets of Vedic Astrology and the nine openings or "navadwara" in our body. Its therefore, ancient Hindu temples have nine openings for entering and exiting their premises. Our body is a temple, each and every opening represents a planet.
"The nine openings are two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, a mouth, and two genitals. Just as we comprehend the outer world through our planetary system, we understand the inner world through the navadwara in our body."
Number 9 is the highest single-digit number representing the act of completion. The completion of a cycle that's been created by the Number 1. Similarly, the number 108 holds great significance in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other spiritual traditions. When we add the digits of 108 (1+0+8), it equals 9. The number 108 represents the wholeness of the universe. This number appears in many different contexts in Hinduism, including the number of beads on a mala (prayer beads), the number of steps leading up to many Hindu temples, and the number of prostrations performed in certain Hindu rituals.
Similarly, the number 7 is also significant in Vedas, as there are seven chakras (energy centers) in the body, seven colors in the rainbow, seven physical planets in astrology, seven days of the week, seven lands and seven births (I'll write about it later). Number 7 is similar to Number 9 representing perfection and spiritual awakening.
The number 3 is considered a sacred number representing the balance of mind, body, and soul. The number 4 is also significant as it represents the four directions, four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva) and the four stages of life (Brahmacharya, Grihasta, Vanaprastha and Sanyasa).
By understanding and harnessing the power of numbers, we can gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the world around us.