Chinese astrology says that there are 108 sacred stars.
The Chinese Buddhists and Taoists use a 108 beads mala
(chain), which is called su-chu and has 3 dividing beads
so the mala is divided into 3 parts of 36 each.
The Sikh tradition has a mala of 108 knots tied in a
string of wool, rather than beads.
The first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes and was
on April 12, 1961 by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut.
There are 108 forms of dance in the Indian tradition.
Atman (human soul) goes through 108 stages on its journey.
In Islam, the number 108 refers to God.
In Astrology, silver represents the moon; the atomic
weight of silver is 108. The styles of meditation are 108.
There are 108 paths to reach God.
Tantra estimates the average number of breaths per day
is 21,600 of which 10,800 are solar energy and 10,800 are
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 distance of the diameter of the moon.
The sacred river Ganga spans a longitude of 12 degrees(79 to 91)
and a latitude of 9 degrees(22 to 31). 12 times 9 equals 108.
There are 108 Hindu deities and each of the deities has 108 names.
In the Krishna tradition, there are 108 gopis who are devotees of
In the number 108, 1 stands for Almighty or higher Truth;
0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice;
and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.
In Sanskrit alphabet, there are 54 letters Each has masculine
(Shiva) and feminine (Shakti). 54 times 2 is 108.
In doing practice of counting the number of repetitions of the
mala, 100 are counted as completed. The remaining are said to
cover omissions or errors and also said to be an offering to
God and guru.
There are 108 points that define the Sri Chakra as well as the
The angles formed by 2 adjacent lines in a pentagon equals
F.M.radio stations use radio waves with frequencies from
88.0 to 108MHz to broadcast their signals.
In astrology, there are 12 constellations and 9 arc segments
called namshas or chandrakalas. 9 times 12 equals 108.
(chandra is moon and kalas are divisions within a whole).
There are 108 beads in a rosary of the Buddhists and the
Mukhya Shivaganas are 108 in number and hence all Shiva sects
majorly Lingayats use 108 rudraksha beaded lace for Japa
(repetition of names or prayer)
Heart chakra (wheel) consists of 108 energy lines. One of them
sushumna leads to crown chakra and is said to be the path of Self
Astronomically there are 27 constellations in our galaxy and
each one of them has 4 directions and 27×4=108.In other words
the number 108 covers the whole galaxy. According to Indian
scriptures number 9 corresponds to Lord Brahma, the creator
of the universe. Indian Vedas treat the Sun as God and the Sun
has 12 signs(Zodiac signs). In Yajurveda Sun is related with Lord
Brahma. 12×9 =108. Therefore for God’s prayer the number 108
is sacred. The maximum number of times one should recite
Jap(Mantra) are 10,800. Jap Mala consists of 108 beads.
Performing Jap 108 times( 1 jap corresponds to 1 mala
which has 108 beads)will result in 100 percent benefit.