Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cricket Numerology

As a die-hard Indian cricket fan, not only do I watch ODIs and T20Is, but also Test matches ball-by-ball. However, this post, like all other posts on this blog, deals with numerology. And, it deals with cricket.

Over the last two years, I have noticed more and more Indian cricketers wear jersey numbers that are either lucky or are their birth numbers. Sourav Ganguly was among the first to do this; he would change jersey numbers depending upon the opposition and the date the game was played on. Rahul Dravid wore "19" in ODIs since his wife's birthday was on the 19th. Sachin Tendulkar wears "10" because he is "Ten"dulkar, not to mention he is the best player in the team; just like in football, where you had Pele and Maradona wear 10. However, everyone else (at that time) seemed to have picked a number that fancied them, whether it was numerologically favourable or not.

I snapped this picture on my laptop while watching the CB Series in early 2008 having noticed the "lucky" numbers chosen by our cricketers. Why did they pick those numbers? Well, here are their dates of birth and maybe some of their jersey numbers will make sense.

(dd-mm-yyyy; Source:

MS Dhoni (7.7.1981)
Yuvraj Singh (12.12.1981)
Gautam Gambhir (14.10.1981)
Rohit Sharma (30.4.1987)
Robin Uthappa (11.11.1985)
Ishant Sharma (2.9.1988)

More "Cricket Numerology" to follow in future posts.

* Google tells you that Sanjay B. Jumaani is a numerologist who suggested some of the numbers the cricketers should wear.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Number 51

The number 51 is called "The Royal Star of the Waterman" and is one of the four Royal Stars in Numerology. The others are 23, 37 and 65.

51 is one of the most powerful numbers of the 6 series. Pandit Sethuraman opines that those whose names vibrate to this powerful number start from a humble origin* and advance to unimaginable heights. Ideas will flash like lightning and there will be an abundance of energy in both body and mind. Such people are able to work for very long hours, get less sleep but speedily progress to their goals. It is a very fortunate number.

Madhu Balakrishnan, a singer about whom I had never heard before, had me enraptured by his rendering of a song in the Tamil film "Bharati". When I first heard the song "Ethilum Ingu" late at night while working in my laboratory, I was drawn to that beautiful voice that sounded like a very young KJ Yesudas. I looked up the soundtrack credits and saw his name - Madhu Balakrishnan. A few days later, I chanced upon some other songs of his on the music website and was really impressed.

Wikipedia states that his date of birth is 24.10.1974 - a 6/1 native. Madhu totals to 20, which is in harmony with his destiny number. In fact, 20 is also a powerful number. It signifies the trailblazer, one who marches to the beat of his own drum. Number 2 natives are a little short on self-confidence. Name number 20 will grant success, provided the native has exceptional faith in God and/or exceptional faith in themselves. If they have this, fantastic success is assured and no one can stop them, says Pandit Sethuraman. In fact, in his book Adhista Vingyanam Pandit Sethuraman tells us to look at the life of Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler as examples of number 20 natives. The Mahatma (20) achieved his success through spiritual practice and Hitler (20) achieved it through immense self-confidence.

Madhu Balakrishnan's name number 51 is in perfect harmony with his date of birth - 24. 24 is another wonderful number in the 6 series which grants fame, fortune and favours from higher authorities like government. Number 6 natives attract people to them and have lots of friends. They are always enjoying life and what has to offer. Since Venus is the ruling planet, these people excel in the fine arts. Other number 6s like 15, 33, 42 also gives success in the fine arts.**

Madhu Balakrishnan is a man I will be watching.

* Pradip Somasundaran (name number 66, another number giving skills in the fine arts; Pradip totals to 24) blogs about Madhu Balakrishnan and mentions that Madhu is a friend of his, and was "not born with a silver-spoon in his mouth".
This is EXACTLY what triggered this number crunching.

** Jayashri (15) [Bombay Jayashri signs as Jayashri Ramnath which totals to 37, another Royal Star!]. See how their number 6 based names attract masses !

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Number 18

18 is the number of Mars; 1+8 = 9 (Mars). It is a number of war, strife and bloodshed and a number that denotes decline of Divine Grace and the ascent of rank materialism and selfishness. Look at the following names of cities (or countries) that have their names under the number 18

Mumbai (18) from Bombay (17)
Sri Lanka (6 + 12 = 18; 12 is also a sub-par number) = 18 from Ceylon (24)
Amritsar (18) from Amrut Sarovar (39) OR Amrit Sarovar (34)
Myanmar (18) from Burma (15)

In all these cases, the name was changed to an unfavourable number from an originally favourable one.

  • Myanmar is ruled by the military junta. Burma was the rice bowl of the world; Myanmar is a begging bowl.
  • Till the name was Ceylon, it was a prosperous and happy land. But once it was changed to Sri Lanka the ethnic problems surfaced as a violent movement that is going on even today.
  • Bombay's name change to Mumbai has caused increase in violence; bomb blasts now occur once every year.
  • Amritsar was bloody throughout the 90s; even the army (denoted by Mars - 9) entered the Golden Temple (loss of divine grace) fully denoting the significance that numbers hold.
Some suggested name changes, with suggested pronunciation in Devanagari:
Amritsar (18) to Amrutsar (23) [अमृत्सर]
Srinagar (18) to Shrinagar (23) [श्रीनगर means the City of Shree i.e. Lakshmi]
Kashmir (18) to Kaashmir (19) [In sanskrit, it is pronounced काश्मीर]

Let us learn the importance of numbers - how they rule our lives and how by understanding them we can attain सुखः and समृद्धि

Friday, January 19, 2007

Number 5 and divorce

Pandit Sethuraman ascribes a lot of positives to the number 5. However for number 5 natives, if they were to get married on a date in which 5 appears either in birth number or fadic number, then it will surely result in divorce.

Let's say in case of a person X, her name number (first name = 11 last name = 30) is a 41 = 5. Her birth number is 5th. Destiny number 31 = 4. The marriage occurred on 7-7-2001; a fadic number of 17 = 8. With a personal fadic number 4 and a marriage fadic number 8, the combination doesn't look too good.

The husband's first name totalled to 17 and his last name alone to 41, giving a grand total name number of 58 = 4. His birth number is 13 and the fadic number is 45. Thus 4 and 9.

4 and 8 are not fortunate numbers. People with 4 or 8 in the date of birth invariably have events that occur with destiny number 4 or 8, and people in whose lives these numbers play a recurring role, are subjected to strokes of 'arishta' or ill-luck. The events in the long run will not reach a fruitful conclusion.

Thus, in the 23rd year (total 5) of the native's life, in the year 2003 (another 5) divorce occurred. After 9 years of dating, and barely two years of marital life, the relationship soured to a point of no-return.

But this is not to suggest that the native doesnt have a fortune-filled life. The number 41 in her name will propel her to good time, but the fadic number 4 in her date of birth denotes that certain events will be the hand of fate. The number 5 will be one that will recur in a lot of events of her life. The years 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 59 etc will be significant. The age of 45 and 54 will be very important from a health standpoint.

But any name change, even that which arises out of marriage, will result in the alteration of the frequency of the name number, and will consequently result in the events that new number symbolizes.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The number 5 series

Late Shri Pandit Sethuraman was one of the finest exponents of the sublime science of Numerology. He speaks very highly of the number 5 (five), and lists some of the numbers under 5 as lucky - 23, 32, 41 - getting pride of place.

Of these, 32 is an interesting number. It gives success in cycles. Pandit Sethuraman talks of the great Raja Vickram Aadityah, in whose life the number 32 recurred in many events.

23 is the most fortunate and extremely important if it appears in the forecasting of events. Cheiro refers to it as the "Royal Star of the Lion". It works to its full potential only if the person has a go-getting attitude. It is a number of valour and bravery; a number that truly depicts "fortune favours the brave".

Pandit Sethuraman says that natives of name number 41 will achieve success and command people. This causes them to overestimate their own abilities and they start getting too far ahead of themselves, and this ends up in failure. They should guard against over-confidence.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Number 1 series

Pandit Sethuraman ascribes royal qualities to the number 1. Number 1 people tend to be honest, principled and have a high self-respect. They are possessed of great leadership abilities, strong oratorical skills and command respect from their colleagues for their sense of justice and fairplay. The Sun is the king of the heavens and thus these people have kingly qualities and a regal bearing. If the influence of the Sun is negative, they tend to be vain and dishonest.

The best name numbers in the 1 series are: 19, 37, 46, 55 and 73.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Why not Hindustan?

My friend from my days at Bombay University, Sameer Gokhale, responded by email to my previous post on Bharatvarsha. Sameer asks me how Hindustan fared as a name. Here is my reply to him.


Name number is supposed to be in harmony with date of birth and total (fadic) number.
India was created on 15.8.1947. So date is 6 (1+5 =6) and total is 8 (1+5+8+1+9+4+7 = 35; 3+5 =8). India is 3, which is Guru (Jupiter) number, while 6 is Shukra (Venus) and 8 is Shani (Saturn). 3 is the enemy of 6 AND 8. The friends for 6 and 8 are 5 (Mercury, Budh), 6 and 8. Therefore the name of the country should total to 5, 6 or 8. But as 8 is a bad number overall, it should be avoided as a name number. In order to offset the negative effects of 8 as the fadic number, you use the positive numbers 5 and 6 in the name. Hence Bharat (15) , Bharatvarsh (32) and Bharatavarsh/Bharatvarsha (33) are good.

Hindustan totals to 34; a 7 (Ketu) and 7 is an average number. Doesn' t have the power of numbers like 1, 3, 5, 6 and 9 which are positive numbers. Also, 7 is an enemy of 8, and neutral to 6. Therefore it wouldn't be a good choice as a name.
By itself, 34 is a generally fortunate number and is good for individuals and provides material benefit and progress, but gives addiction to women and alcohol. Hence it is an avoidable name number.

However Hindoostan (42) is a fantabulous number; on par with 33. And Hindoostan and Hindustan are pronounced the same way.