[INDOLOGY] Numbers --- # 2

Artur Karp karp at uw.edu.pl
Sat Jun 18 12:25:35 UTC 2016

Dear List,


According to tradition there are 51 Śakti-pithas; 51 sanctuaries devoted to
(propagating the cult of) a particular member of the Devi's body.

Is there somewhere in the Hindu tradition a mention of the idea of *human
body* numbering 51 elements?

Why 51? And not, for example - 60?

Thanking you in advance,

Artur Karp (ret.)
Chair of South Asian Studies
University of Warsaw

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