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5 Symbolism (Terms)

5 Symbolism (Terms)
 
5 plays an important role in Hindu traditions, particularly tantric traditions. The term for 5 is Pancha (q.v). 
 
5 also plays a central role in Chinese cosmology because it is the central number of the 3 x 3 magic square:
 
4 9 2          Heaven  
3 5 7          Man
8 1 9          Earth
 
In the magic square, 5 refers to the element Earth and in astronomy it refers to the planet Saturn.
 
 
5 (Turkish)
 
 
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