Hindu Temples in Lopburi Speak in Numbers
When you study symbols and numbers in architecture, you find the same patterns repeating themselves everywhere. When you don’t study symbols and numbers, you don’t see anything.
I have lost count of the number of “educated” people that have told me the repetition is “just a coincidence.”
In architecture, I always find the numbers three, seven, 12 and 16. Eight and nine are often prevalent in symbols and altars, especially in Buddhism and Hinduism, and 19 pops up every now and again as well. The repetition of these specific numbers is not by coincidence, but sacred wisdom of our ancient ancestors.
And the knowledge is still prevalent among modern rulers today. You will find it in banks, memorials, palaces, stately homes, mansions, government buildings, company logos, advertising, films, pop videos, street lamps, parks, you name it. If it is designed by those in the know, it will feature sacred numbers.
Go to your local church, and I guarantee you will find sacred numbers in esoteric symbols. And it does not matter which religion you follow, or whereabouts you are in the world, the same numbers repeat themselves in every country and every religion. Continue reading When Temples Talk: Symbolism in Wat Phra Mahathat, Thailand