The Importance of Number 7 in Indian Culture

With the prevailing diversities in culture, geography and demography in India, one can also find a sense of unity in the country. This great land has witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties, growth of religions and philosophy. It is still considered a unique phenomenon that number 7 has played a very important rule in the culture of India which you witness during Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour and see the cultural aspects of North India.

7 Ancient cities- If you come to the names of important ancient cities like- Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Kashi, Puri, Dwarka, they are seven and these cities have still much religious significance in Indian culture and religions.


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7 Rivers- Seven important rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna, Sindhu, Kaveri, Narmada, Brahmaputra, Godawari are considered life giving and absolving the humanity from sins. Various civilizations emerged on the banks of these Rivers.

7 Important Seas are- Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean of Mexico, and Gulf of Mexico.

7 Religions- India has been the cradle of Hinduism, Sikkhism and Buddhism. Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavira, Gurunanak Devji and Guru Shankarcharaya preached their philosophies, presently the followers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, all live in mutual harmony.

7 Mountains in India- Himalayans Mountain Ranges, Aravalli Ranges, Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, Satpura, Vindhya, and Karakoram.

7 Important Chakras- Muladhara, Svadhishthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna, and Sahasrara

7 Rishis- Most of the Indian gotras (Clans) are supposed to hail from 7 Rishi-kulas i.e  Kashyapa, Atri, Vashishtha, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamdagani, Bhardvaja  

Dr Atul Kumar Singh Parmar

Dr Atul is a graduate of R.B.S College Agra after the graduation did his Masters in Arts (English) Later pursued Bachelor of Education and Doctorate in English fro Agra University Agra. He has been been engaged in the tourism trade since 1995 , Worked as Govt Of India approved tour escort till 2011, He is promoter of 10thGate Tours dba S.A.M Tours and Travels. He is an avid traveler and travel writer with expertise in tours and travels, history, literature, architecture, social and political.

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