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, http://ragsgopalan.blogspot.com