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Saturday, June 23, 2012


The Wonder Number  :

We can find many special sevens from seven wonders of the world to seven days in a week . In this way, seven is considered to be a lucky number too.

1. Windows 7 is a remarkable release of Windows series of operating systems from Microsoft. It is simpler to use, more responsive, and full of new possibilities.

2. There are 7 visible planets and luminaries -  Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

3. We are now in the 7th Manvantara in VAIVASVATHA MANU which is an astronomical period of Time Measurement.  Manu+Antara where Antara means duration of Manu. Each Manvantara lasts the life time of Manu upon whose death Brahma creates another Manu to continue the cycle of Shrishti. Vishnu on his part takes a new avatar and also new Indra and Saptarishis are appointed. ' Vaivasvatha Manu ' is the name of the present Manu. 14 Manvantaras make up a KALPA measuring 'Day of Brahma'.The period following the Day of Brahma and lasting one more Kalpa would be the 'Night of Brahma'  (this is just to give an idea of Manvantara, the astronomical Time period.)

4. Saptarishi Mandala (Sapta in Sanskrit means 7) - the celestial group of Seven Stars is based on seven great Rishis who keep changing for every Yuga. The current Saints are :- Atri, Bhirgu, Kutsa, Vasishta, Gautama, Kasyapa and  Angirasa.

5. Tirupathi Sri Venkatachalapathy's  abode is 7 Hills in Tirumala and hence called as 'EZHUMALAYAN' ( Ezhu in Tamil represents the N0.7 ).

6. The Seven Virgin Mountain range is in SRI-Lanka.

7.  ' 7 Virtues ' are chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, kindness, patience and humility.

8. Sir Isac Newton identified 7 colors of the Rainbow - widely described as 'VIBGYOR'

9. SAPTASWARA -  sa re ga ma pa dha ni  -  are the basics of music using which hundreds of ragas are composed.

10. 7 Modern Wonders of the World (#American society of Civil Engineers) :-

(i) Channel Tunnel located @ Strait of Dover between UK and France, is a undersea rail tunnel 50.5K.M. long.

(ii) CN Tower in Toronto ( Ontario ) , Canada

(iii) Empire State Building, New York, NY.,

(iv) Golden Gate Bridge in  Golden Gate Strait in North of San Francisco, California

(v) Itaipu Dam in Parana River between Brazil and Paraguay

(vi) Delta Works / Zudiderzee Works in Netherlands

(vii) Panama Canal @ Isthmus of Panama which is a narrow strip of land between the Carrebian Sea and Pacific Ocean.

11. Almost all mammals have 7 cervical vertebrate.

12. 7 is a neutral pH value between acidity and alkalinity.

13. 7 is the atomic number of Nitrogen

14. US declared independence day in 7th month of 1776.  note the two sevens in 1776).

15. 7 is the calling code of Russia.

1.6 'The Sevens'-  is a rugby union stadium in Dubai.

17. A 7 sided shape is called a heptagon. UK has two heptagonal coins , the 50paise and 20paise pieces. The 1000 KWACHA Coin of Zambia is a true heptagon !

18. BMW 7 series (German) is a flagship range of luxury vehicles in the automobile industry.

19. 7 - has some say with Roman Empire too.  Romulus was the first King who was also the founder of the City . Numa Pompilius, Tullus Hostilius, Ancus Marcius, Lucius Tarquius succeeded him one after the other. 7th and last King was Lucius Tarqius Superbus when  fall of Roman empire happened. Brutus and Colla Finus became roman first consul until the rise of Julius Caesar.

20. 7 Minutes is a novel by Irving Wallace.

21.007 is the secret code of James bond;

22. 'Seven (7) of Nine' is a character in Star Trek;

23, Snow White and 7 Dwarfs is a Disney Film ; 7 Brides for 7 Brothers is a hit musical comedy release in 1954;  7 year Itch is a Marilyn Monroe Film (1955) , famous for her white dress bellowing up from a grate.

24. 7 is said to be the most powerfully magical number in Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.

25. 7 is New York city subway service

26. 7 Jeans is a brand of designer Jeans

27. The 7 Chakras are the Energy Centers in our body in which Energy flows. Block in any Chakra causes illness. Exercise and diet will help in removing the block and balancing the Chakras for a healthy living.

28. 7- Lokas (Worlds), 7-incarnations(births), 7- Deadly Sins, etc., are all connected with mythology.. A Sanskrit verse which aptly fits in to show how the Number 7(Saptha refers 7 in Sanskrit) joins in Mythological description, comes to my mind:-

Saptharnvas saptha kulachalacha
Saptharishaya dwipavanani saptha !
Bhoorathiloka bhuvanani saptha
kurvanthu sarve mama suprabhatham !!

29. 7 Steps viz 'Saptapati'  which the newly weds take around the holy fire after tying the 'Mangalya Sutra'. They also take oath to lead a harmonious life together by pronouncing a mantra at each step of the seven steps.

30. Long Live 7 as the Number joins to describe the ' Siranjeevees ' also.
The term 'Siranjeevee' describes a person who lives for ever. The 7 names of the ' Siranjeevees '  figure in the Sanskrit Verse which  follows below:-

Aswathama Balirvyasaha HanumanchaVibhishinaha !
KrupahaParasuramacha Sapthaithe Siranjeevinaha !!

31. To conclude this ' 7special ' sportingly, I am including the result of the Championship match which ended on a Monday, a day after the scheduled date :-

Rafael Nadal won his RECORD 7TH (SEVENTH) French Open Title on Monday, the 11th June 2012. He denied Novak DJokavic in his own run at history, the quest for ' Novak-Slam '. Rafa won 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 when novak double faulted his own service, thus surrendering his quest.. Enjoy reading the verse below:-

Rain or Shine, Clay, Grass or Mud, Sunday or Monday !
Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard, Rules Roland Garros in France !!
Nadal and number seven goes very much well in Sun or Rain !!!!



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