The generation of forms out of the vibration of energy-space is identified and quantified by Mayan as “eight” and multiples of eight, in that order. Hence, in the table of time-units and space units you find the evolution of the measure starting from zero and evolving into forms, in terms of multiples of eight. …the nature of the number 8 is to turn into form.
This is the basic formula of rhythms influencing the growth of all animate forms in a mathematical order and this is the fundamental measure adopted by the dancers, musicians, poets, sculptors and architects for all the development of artistic forms that they experience and generate from within.
– Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda.