20. Upacaras. – There are ten articles of worship: (1) Arghya (oblation of valuables ) (2) Padya ( water for washing feet) (3) Acamana (water for cleansing mouth) (4) Madhuparka (a mixture of honey with four other sweet articles) (5) Punaracamana (water for cleansing mouth again) (6) Gandha (Sandal paste) (7) Puspa (flowers) (8) Dhupa (frankincense) (9) Dipa (light) (10) Nivedya (articles of food offerings).
21. Upanisads – There are many Upanisads of which only 108 ones are in print; of these the most important are ten in number and they are the following : (1) Isavasya (2) Kena (3) Katha (4) Prasna (5) Munda (6) Mandukya (7) Chandogya (8) Taittiriya (9) Aitareya (10) Brhadaranyaka.
22. A collection of ten items (most often ten years) is called a decade.
23. Decathlon, a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events.
24. In football, the number 10 is traditionally worn by the team’s playmaker.
25. In basketball: the top of the rim (goal) is 10 feet from the floor. In standard full-court basketball, there are 10 players on the court (5 on each team).
26. In cricket, 10 is the number of wickets required to be taken by the bowling side for the batting side to be bowled out.
27. In ten-pin bowling, 10 pins are arranged in a triangular pattern and there are 10 frames per game.
28. Counting from one to ten before speaking is often done in order to cool one’s temper.
29. British Prime Minister lives in house number 10 Downing Street.
30. If a number ends with a zero it is exactly divisible by ten.
31. We have ten digits on our hands, and ten is the base of our number system: the decimal system. The Roman symbol for ten is X, perhaps representing two crossed hands. (Or two 5(V in Roman) put together).
32. Deca- means ten. So a decade is ten years, a decagon has ten sides and a crab is a decapod because it has ten feet. The Decalogue is a name for the biblical Ten Commandments.
33. Ten key attributes for business success – Leadership, confidence, optimism, energy, independence, creative power, success, original, adaptable, individualization and determination.
34. The number 10 relates to the Wheel of Life in the Tarot deck. It is the first digit with the zero in the scale of vibrations and endows the individuals with extra vitality. They may use this vitality to earn the crown of attainment and to maintain the symbol of wholeness.
35. Represent the Creator (0) and the creation (1).
36. The ten plagues of Egypt sent by God by the intermediary of Moses, according to the Bible: the water changed into blood, the frogs, the midges, the big flies, the plague on the animals, the epidemic of ulcer and tumours, the hail and the thunder, the grasshoppers, the three darkness days, finally the death of the firstborns in each Egyptian family.
37. Ten mahavidyas – The name Mahavidyas comes from the Sanskrit roots, with maha meaning ‘great’ and vidya meaning, ‘revelation, manifestation, knowledge, or wisdom. Shaktas believe, “the one Truth is sensed in ten different facets; the Divine Mother is adored and approached as ten cosmic personalities,” The Mahavidyas are considered Tantric in nature, and are usually identified as:
1.Kali – The ultimate form of Brahman, “Devourer of Time” (Supreme Deity of Kalikula systems)
2.Tara – The Goddess as Guide and Protector, or Who Saves.Who offers the ultimate knowledge which gives salvation (also known as Neel Saraswati).
3.Tripura Sundari (Shodashi) – The Goddess Who is “Beautiful in the Three Worlds” (Supreme Deity of Srikula systems); the “Tantric Parvati” or the “Moksha Mukta”.
4.Bhuvaneshvari – The Goddess as World Mother, or Whose Body is the Cosmos
5.Bhairavi – The Fierce Goddess
6.Chhinnamasta – The self-decapitated Goddess
7.Dhumavati – The Widow Goddess,or the Goddess of death.
8.Bagalamukhi – The Goddess Who Paralyzes Enemies
9.Matangi – the Prime Minister of Lalita (in Srikula systems); the “Tantric Saraswati”
10.Kamala – The Lotus Goddess; the “Tantric Lakshmi”
38. Ten Golden rules – Living the good life doesn’t require a lot of money. “The Ten Golden Rules” condenses the wisdom of the ancient Greeks into 10 memorable and easy-to-understand rules that, if lived by, can enable modern readers to have rich, meaningful lives. They are (1). Examine life (2). Worry only …about those things under your control (3). Treasure friendship (4). Experience true pleasure (5).Master yourself, (6). Avoid excess (7). Be a responsible human being (8). Don’t be a prosperous fool (9). Don’t do evil to others (10). Kindness to others tends to be rewarded
39. Ten is the highest score possible in Olympic competitions called “perfect ten”.
40. The Richter scale is measured in tenfold increase of energy. The Richter scale measures the strength of earthquakes. It is named after Charles Richter who developed the scale.Using this scale an earthquake with 7 points is ten times more powerful than an earthquake with 6 points.An earthquake with colossal 10 points on the Richter scale has never been recorded. Earthquakes at 6 and above are considered to be serious and can cause a lot of damage.
41. There are ten Sikh Gurus – 1 Guru Nanak 2 Guru Angad 3 Guru Amar Das 4 Guru Ram Das 5 Guru Arjan 6 Guru Har Gobind 7 Guru Har Rai 8 Guru Har Krishan 9 Guru Tegh Bahadur 10 Guru Gobind. Guru Granth Sahib is considered as Guru these days.
42. Dasa mutrika – Urine of these 10 – elephant, buffalo, camel, cow, goat, sheep, horse, donkey, man and woman.
43. Dasabala (The ten power of Buddhas) – The first power (Sthanasthana Jnanabala) of the Buddhas is perfect knowledge of the appropriate and inappropriate. The second power (Karmavipaka Jnanabala) is knowing the fruition of actions which means knowing the workings of karma. The third power (Nana adhimukti Jnanabala) is knowing the degree of intelligence of beings. The fourth (Nanadhatu Jnanabala) is knowing the various temperaments of beings. The fifth power (Indriyaparaqpara Jnanabala) is the knowledge of the interests of beings. The sixth power (Sarvatragamipratipatha Jnanabala) is the knowledge of the path which leads everywhere. The seventh power (Sarvadhyana vimoksa samadhi samapatti samklesa vyavadana vyavasthana Jnanabala) is knowing meditative stability without any defilement. The eighth power (Purvanivasanusmrti Jnanabali) is remembering former states. The ninth power (Cyutyupaptti Jnanabala) is divine vision which provides knowledge of the future. The tenth power (Asrava ksaya Jnanabala) is the knowledge of the pacification of all impurities.
44, Dasa Kamajavyasana – The tenfold vices springing from love of pleasure – Hunting, gambling, sleeping by day, censoriousness, (excess with) women, drunkenness, (an inordinate love for) dancing, singing, and music, and useless travel are the tenfold set (of vices) springing from love of pleasure.
45. Dashlakshana – These are the ten Lakshana of Dharma: Uttam Kshama (forbearance), Uttam Mardava (gentleness), Uttam Aarjava (uprightness), Uttam Satya (truth), Uttam Shauch (purity), Uttam Sanyam (restraint), Uttam Tap (austerity), Uttam Tyaga (renunciation), Uttam Aakinchanya (lack of possession) and Uttam Brahmcharya (chastity), as described by Umaswati in Tattvartha Sutra.