Primordial Rhythm and Mathematics – 2


Every being in the universe adheres to a vibration / periodicity and is reducible to a number or a ratio. As a wise man said, “Mathematics is the language of gods”. This primordial rhythm and its harmonics are captured under the topic “Seelam” by Mamuni Mayan in ancient Tamil texts. Below are more details.

We know that the Paramaanu or God’s particle is a cube. This particle with the primordial vibration combines with other particles to create a shape. The Paramaanu combines in the multiples of 8 to evolve the next structure. Let us see the importance of 8 later, but remember 8 is the number for Lord Narayana and Om namo Narayana has 8 Aksharas.

What do you call a cube called in Tamil? It is called Ganam (கனம்). This also means heaviness, gravity, honor, dignity, abundance, plenty. To indicate it is a square cuboid they call it கன சதுரம்.

The process of the addition of Paramaanu into bigger units is called as Ganam (கணம், गणं). In Tamil both the Cube and the additive resultant are called as Ganam and the only difference being that in Cube it uses a small “na” (ன) as an alphabet. In the additive process / resultant it uses a Big “na”(ண). The big “na” signifies that due to the additive process the small (na) becomes big (na). This additive process starts because of the first rhythmic circular force also called as a Suzhi (சுழி) in tamil which means “loop”.

Here comes the beauty. The Lord of or the energy associated with this additive force (Ganam) is called as Ganapathi (கணபதி, गणपती). Note this is the bigger “na” used and not smaller “na”. He is associated with the first circular force – Suzhi (and hence he takes the first honor in any Vedic ritual. This means Lord Ganapati is the first process in the evolution and everything has to start with him. Even if it is Lord Shiva or Vishnu it does not matter, the very first honor goes to the Lord of Ganas. Many Indians when they start writing (atleast few decades back) they first start with this symbol at the top of the page before anything for a successful completion of that activity.


If I add my own inferences to the above with a caveat that everything else I have written have a solid back up mostly from our own study of languages (as you can yourself see) and our scriptures.

  • The symbol above signifies that what was “a point” with untouched / non-interacting energies / resulted in the primordial first circular force out of a pulse and also signifying that every circular force shall also collapse back to a point.
  • Also the bigger / heavier things are formed or created by its smallest unit and hence symbolically the heavier ones are carried by the smaller units. To signify this may be a god in the form of an elephant is carried by a mouse.

Now you know why every ritual starts with this Sloka to Ganapathi…
“GanAnAm tva Ganapati gum Havamahe, Kavim Kavinam Upamasra vastamam
Jyestharajam Brahmanam Brahmanaspat aana Srnvan nuti bhissi dasadanam”
This means “May you the Lord of Ganas, Ganapati”,… . so it goes.

Now what do we call the study of this additive force – Ganas? Mathematics – Ganith / Ganitham (கணிதம், गिणत ). This ancient science has been codified as below…

  • The primordial God’s particle as Paramaanu or microbode or Lord Shiva,
  • The rhythmic movement of the pillar of light as Lord Nataraja,
  • The first circular force as the symbol for Lord Ganapathi,
  • The lord of the additive force as Lord Ganapthi and
  • The Study of this additive force which leads to the formation of everything in the universe is Mathematics in Sanskrit and Tamil.
  • Every possible state of consciousness and manifestation is represented in Shiva Lingam
  • We will see that the multiples of 8 in which the additive force moves is codified as Lord Narayana or Vishnu and the five state manifestation process as the five letters associated with Lord Shiva.

The nature’s primordial secret in this way and codify it for the common benefit of the world and carry it for ages. These are just a start and please wait for the other interesting aspects to unfold.


Time = Space by Raguram Gopalan,

Primordial Rhythm and Mathematics – 1

In the last few decades the main stream modern science has started accepting concepts like uncertainty principle, wave mechanics, quantum mechanics, and periodicity of the wave pattern. Most importantly it is about the fundamental wave pattern of any energy or matter and the harmonics of these wave patterns falling in a particular form and proportion which is dictated by geometry / mathematics. In all the modern scientists are still trying to understand the depths of science of the subtle aka the sacred spatial geometry.

Most of the eastern philosophies have mastered this science and have codified these natural laws as a part of their religion, which is often dismissed as superstition. Earlier we have learned that in Tamil and Sanskrit the meaning for word Science (Vingyanam) is “Knowledge of the Space”.

Modern science is moving in the right direction albeit very slow and they are trying to understand as to how elements are bonded within a molecule in addition to what elements constitute them. For example Chlorophyll molecule consists of Carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and magnesium (Mg at its core) has a complex 12 fold Pattern – just one such typical pattern which can convert sunlight into life substance. The same pattern exists in our RBC cells just that it has an iron at its core instead of magnesium.

The understanding about the human body especially, “the spatial awareness that exists in each and every cell is due to the different sensory organs tuned at frequencies”, led the scientists to unravel the innate spatial geometry of life.

Be it living, non‐living beings, abstract forces like gravity, nuclear force, electromagnetism, heat, movement of astronomical bodies it does not matter what, everything in this universe adheres to a vibration / periodicity and is reducible to a number or a ratio. As a wise man said, “Mathematics is the language of gods”. This primordial rhythm & its harmonics are captured under the topic “Seelam” by Mamuni Mayan in ancient Tamil texts. We will explore more in detail tomorrow.


Time = Space by Raguram Gopalan,

Shiva Lingam – Manifestation of Consciousness

absolute to brahmam

We have seen earlier that the subtle energy is takes the form of a square and the gross energy takes the form of a circle with an in‐between state it takes the shape of a octagon. According to Pranava Veda, these three intermediary archetypical forms have separate qualities. Thus they are called the three Gunas. Guna means quality. They are Satvva (8×8 Square; Rajas (octagon); and, Tamas (circle). Sattva, according to Mayan is a steady restful, and peaceful state. Rajas is a dynamic state of form. Tamas contains massive or gross material qualities.

Siva Lingam - Science and Religion

According to Pranava Veda each and every material substance, regardless of its outer shape, is ingrained with a three-segmented subtle design. These segments each have an individual design and are linked together to create a whole structure. These shapes are ingrained within all cosmic and worldly structures and all cosmic and worldly structures are ingrained in these cosmic structures. These three “gunas” or qualities signify qualities of the structures. This three-segmented subtle design is the subtle form of Pranava (AUM Light and AUM Sound). Mayan calls this three-fold cosmic subtle design “mun nilai.”

Siva Lingam

These forms are encoded within the structure of the Shiva Lingam. And, the real meaning of the Shiva Lingam is ascertained from what we have just mentioned. It is a visual form of the intermediary part of the manifestation process that is literally contained within each of us.

  1. Sattvic represents the perfect state of balance. When it is subtle it is luminescent and in a perfect state of resonant non‐vibration. The energy levels were perfect so that the resultant vibration is nil and it is in absolute balance.
  2. Tamasic state represents a state where the height of evolution is reached and hence it is farthest away from the core. The core is very subtle and the tamasic state is very gross and hence it is away from the core. Tamasic state then should be considered as the darkest state possible. Why? Because the core is luminescent and if the gross state is farthest from the core hence it should be dark. This is the meaning behind the most famous statement ‘Tamasoma Jyothir gamaya”… take me from darkness to light. It is not about just your mind but about the entire being aspiring to become a light and merge with primordial light. There is no evolution possible beyond the Tamasic state and it has to devolve to reach its core / subtle state.
  3. Rajasic is a state where the pulsation has resulted in a rotational force and hence things are set into action. This represents the evolution process and hence associated with action.Then the natural next question is, if Shiva Lingam is associated with the entire spectrum of consciousness then we should see it associated the five elements and the light. Isn’t it?

There is a story in Indian Purana that Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva discussed who is the most powerful among them. Lord Shiva challenged Brahma and Vishnu to reach his head and feet respectively. Brahma tried to find Shiva’s head and Vishnu tried to reach Shiva’s feet, both of them failed. Most of us would have heard the story but would not have understood the philosophical and scientific significance.

Shiva Lingam

  • Shiva in the form of Lingam stood there as a PILLAR OF LIGHT. This pillar of light is the Brahma Sutra / light of consciousness which spanned from the center of the galaxy (Hiranyagarba) to every being & non‐being in the Universe.
  • Brahma could not find the head because; Brahma is always associated with intelligence in Indian texts. He gave the supreme wisdom ‐ the Vedas and stands for Intelligence. He could not reach Shiva’s head signifies that Intelligence will not take you to God. Intelligence as an energy is too gross and cannot reach the most subtle state of light.
  • Vishnu represents earthly life – Rajasic in character – this is the tetrahedron & octagon state. He could not reach Lord Shiva’s feet signifying you cannot reach the core through actions.

Shiva in the form of Lingam is represented as one of the five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space) in the temples.

So to summarize…

  • Shiva Lingam represents the Pillar of Light and the entire spectrum of consciousness. From the most subtle to the most gross.
  • It represents an semi-form Guna state (between un‐manifest and manifest) and hence it is formless with a form.
  • While Lord Nataraja represented the rhythmic pulsation of this Brahma sutra, the cosmic dance / the dance of the evolution, Shiva Lingam represents the primordial light itself in all its
  • state of consciousness.
  • By this analogy, our body itself is a lingam with the visible body as the gross part at one end and the most subtle body which is invisible and is part of the primordial light at the other.


1. Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science by Jessie J. Mercay
2. Time = Space by Raguram Gopalan,

It is Time…


It is Time that creates; it is Time that maintains; it destroys; it conceals; it sets right the discordant and disproportionate aspects and effects purity; it makes the fruits fructify; it stabilizes; it assimilates; it provides an effective and great path; it brings into effect a supreme and sacred form.

~ Mamuni Mayan (Aintiram: 815, Dr. S.P. Sabharathnam commentary)

Time and its measurements

The importance of time (‘Kaalam‘  in Tamil) is so high in the ancient tradition that they ensured that the accuracy, continuity of time and the easy measurability of it is maintained for who knows how many years. Time creates, sustains and destroys everything and this is very nicely captured in these 2 lines by Mamuni Mayan in Aintiram…

காலேம எைவக்கும் மூலம், காலேம மூல ஆற்றல்
காலேம ேகாலத் ேதாற்றம், காலேம ஞாலத் ேதாற்றம்

It is only because of Time or frequency (movement of consciousness within itself) that Space or Brahmam manifests itself into material form. Time is in effect, simply Space or God itself moving – vibrating. Mayan says that it is Time that functions in every living being as in – breath and out – breath. Time is the dance and Space is the dancer. They are one and the same. Thus, we have the concept of Time God.

Similarly a quote from Swami Chinmayananda states that “Time is the periodicity between 2 thoughts”. Nothing captures the concept of time more wisely.

Einstein’s view on time and its relativity is very realistically captured in this quote “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red‐hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” More than relativity I found that the root cause of relativity is the pulsation of mind as time. Einstein on a serious note proved that our view of time is not absolute, it is relative and it is a continuum with space. We will see later how time and space are the same or Time = Space.

Aintiram states that there are 5 things that vibrates which have a common root and are not under our control. They are Space, Earth (vibration of earth is gravity), Eye lids, Thoughts and Musical notes and very nicely put in Tamil as விண் (Vin), மண் (Man), கண் (Kan), எண் (Yen), பண் (Pan).

When we correlate this with the first line of Patanjali Yoga Sutra which says “Yoga Chitta Vrtti Nirodah”, means Yoga is one which stops the vibration of mind / pulsation of mind and hence nullifies thoughts. The meditation techniques of keeping your eyes opened without battling the eyelids is another way of overcoming this pulsation instinct that is primordial and inherent in our nature.

Let’s look how intricate our measurements time are in ancient India.

Time and Its Measurements

  • The smallest unit of time is approximately 2 micro second.
  • The largest unit is about 155 trillion years….
  • Brahma’s linear age is 50 years and in currently in his 51st year which makes the universe to be 155+ trillion years. Brahma’s life time is 100 years which means it would be 300 trillion+ years of universal life which follows a cycle.
  • After 100 years of pulsation cycles Brahma stays as dormant energy for the same period and then pulsates again for the next life of 100 years.
  • A Brahma’s life is also known as a Para. Each half Param is referred to as a parardham. This second half is termed as ‘dviteeya paraardhe’ (the second half of Brahma’s term) is stated in all vedic rituals.
  • After every Chatur yuga, the world recycles. After every 2000 years / a Brahma day the world dissolves and reemerges. The important point to note is that there is no concept of creation. It evolves and dissolves as per the science of pulsation. We also note that this pulsation expands and contracts. This cyclical nature of time refers to time as ‘anaadi’ or that without a beginning.

While doing vedic ritual the time and space coordinate is invoked to say that you are doing this ritual at this place in the universe and at this time – with reference to Brahma’s age to the time and star of the day. This tradition is unbroken and the Indian Almanac can predict the position of astronomical objects without any error for thousands of years without any sophisticated instruments and space ships.


1. Time = Space by Raguram Gopalan,
2. Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay

Vastu reva Vaastu (E=mc2)

We have seen earlier that the universe in its un-manifest state is filled with luminescent cuboids and there was a trigger in the form of Pranava which started the absolute time and gave forth visual forms and aural forms. This process of evolution is depicted very nicely in the following diagram…

absolute to brahmam

The square (in 2D) which is an 8×8 energy grid became a 9×9 energy grid which is manifest / gross. The transition forms were an octagon and a circle. Aintiram suggests how this transition takes place. Present physics accepts that a pulse and a sine wave can be created from each other and this happens because of simple addition of harmonic frequencies. The primordial pulsation initiates a rotational force and this rotational force as it gains momentum converts the square into a circle and if you notice that the octagon is just an in between state between a square and a circle.

We see confirmation of the details of this manifestation process in Chapter 9, verse 8 of the Bhagavad Gita where Lord Krishna describes His manifestation process to Arjuna, “prakritim svaam avastabhya visrijaami punah punah”, which means “Curving back onto myself, I create again and again…”

What it suggests is that the essential shape of every gross form in its natural state is a circle (in 2D) and a sphere in (3D). This is the reason we find every planetary body is almost spherical in shape and this is also the reason as to why the ripples in a water body when we throw a stone in the water are in circles. Be it the center of a tornado or the shape of a hurricane or a tsunami it always a circular force. The supreme secret in martial arts is that the Chi moves in a circular fashion and hence Tai Chi is the most deadly form of martial arts. Lord Vishnu has Chakra as his weapon to suggest not only light but also the rotational force.

The process of manifestation is captured in these 2 pictures at all the significant stages. If you notice that a single dot becomes multiple dots, then a line, then a pulse and then goes on to becoming a 8×8 energy grid and then to a 9×9 energy grid. 8×8 is un‐manifest and 9×9 is manifest. These aspects are very well captured as sutras in the book Aintiram and Pranava Vedam.

Self Transition of Energy to Matter

  • Subtle Energy becomes gross universe and the fundamental 5 elements are created in the process.
  • It is said that 1/10th of the space becomes Air, 1/10th of air becomes Fire, 1/10th Fire becomes Water and 1/10th of Water becomes Earth.
  • So we can conclude that we are living in a Space delineated world.


  • Vastureva Vaastu – Vastu which is unmanifest and subtle becomes Vaastu which is manifest and gross.
  • If we assume that Paramaanu is God particle and hence it is divine, then everything in this world is divine. See the oneness in all and see “All in one”.
  • All beings in the universe are divine. There is nothing without that divine energy or particle – however we call it. This is Universal, Open source, All Compassing and the highest state of Consciousness.

To summarize…

  • We all note that Subtle has become Gross. Hence conceptually Gross = Subtle or both are proportionate.
  • We all note that Space has become Earth. Hence conceptually Space = Earth or both are proportionate.
  • We all note that 8 have become 9. Hence conceptually 8 =9 or both are proportionate.
  •  We all note that ENERGY has become MATTER. Hence conceptually ENERGY = MATTER or both are proportionate. This is represented by E = mc2 by our great scientist Einstein. While we did not have this specific formula, the concept and the associated texts were very much with us for ages.

Now let’s try to answer this question. When you throw a stone in water / pond the ripples that form take the shape of a circle (in 2D) / sphere (in 3D). Can you guess what the shape of the ripple would be if you throw the same stone in space? You would have probably guessed the answer. The ripples in space should be and would be in square /cube in shape.


1. Time = Space by Raguram Gopalan,
2. Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay