we see a variety of beads in different types of maalas like rudraksha or taamara or ganda etc, I perpetually questioned there ought to be some prominence for 108 that I don’t understand. Why will we offer most importance to 108 in Hinduism? Why 108 is thus sacred for Hindus? Here could be a transient clarification
Ayurveda tells about marma points which are 108 that plays a major role in giving life to living beings.
As per Indian astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets which equal to 12*9=108
When it comes to Tantra, that every day we breathe 21,600 times out of which 10,800 are solar energy and 10, 800 are lunar energy. Multiplying 108 X 100 is 10,800.
The illustrious saint Bharata wrote “The Natya Shastra” that has 108 karanas (Movement of hand and feet)
There are fifty-four letters in Sanskrit each letters aspects to masculine (Shiva) and female (Shakti) totaling to 108.
Puranas and Upanishads are 108
9 times 12: each of these numbers has spiritual significance in several traditions. nine times twelve is 108. Also,1+0+8= nine.
As per Sastra 108 earthly desires are there
Humans tell 108 different lies
Delusions: there are said to be 108 forms of ignorance or delusions
In our body chakras plays a major role one of the chakras is Heart Chakra:
The chakras are the junction points of energy lines, it leads to a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of chakra is Sushumna leads to the crown chakra and is said to be the path to Self-realization.
One can achieve enlightenment by doing pranayama If one is able to be so calm in meditation as to have only 108 breaths in a day
Sri Chakra Yantra /Meru intersects at fifty-four points every with a masculine and female quality, totaling to 108
On the Sri Yantra, there are marmas where three lines intersect, and there are 54 such junction points. Each junction point has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti qualities. 54 * 2= 108.
Two adjacent lines in which the angle formed it equals to 108 deg
Time plays a major role in every one’s life in order to remember or forget so there are 108 different feelings which relates to thirty-six associated with the past, thirty-six associated with the current, and thirty-six associated with the future.
The most sacred river Ganga spans a meridian of twelve degrees (79 to 91) and latitude of nine degrees (22 to 31). 12*9= 108.
1, 0, and 8:
Some say that one stands for God or higher Truth, zero stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual or meditation practice secular follow, and eight stands for eternity
Silver and therefore the moon:
As per Indian astrology, the metal silver represents the moon. The mass of silver is 108.
There are 108 paths to self-realize your self and to become oneness with Shiva
The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the earth.
The distance from the Sun to the earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.
The average distance of the Moon from the earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.
When it come to different culture or tradition or religion or country people give most importance to 108
In Jainism, 108 are the combined virtues of five categories of holy ones, including 12, 8, 36, 25, and 27 respectively.
The Sikh religion has a mala of 108 knots tied in a string of wool, rather than beads.
Some Buddhists carve 108 small Buddhas on a walnut for good luck. Some ring a bell 108 times to celebrate a new year.
The Chinese Buddhists and Taoists use a 108 bead mala, which is called su-Chu, and has three dividing beads, so the mala is divided into three parts of 36 each. Chinese astrology says that there are 108 sacred stars.
In Japan, at the end of the year, a bell is chimed 108 times to say good bye to the old year and welcome the new year. Each ring represents one of 108 earthly temptations a person must overcome to achieve nirvana.
Stages of the soul:
Atman, the human soul goes through 108 stages on the journey.
108 signifies the complete divine number