The number 108 has been long considered a sacred number. There are plenty of reasons behind this assumption in the fields of Astronomy ,Physics ,Geometry,Arithmetic and Spirituality.
Below are some amazing facts regarding it:
1) The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth .The distance from Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of Sun .
2) The sacred River Ganga spans a longitude of 12 degrees and latitude of 9 degrees .
12×9 equals to 108
3) A leap year displays 366 and 3×6×6 gives 108.
4) The first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes ,and was on 12th April ,1961 by Yuri .
5) There are 108 love sonnets in Astrophil and Stella.
6) There are 108 cards in a deck of UNO cards .
7) There are 108 dance forms in Indian tradition .
8) The number 108 is divided ,such as in half ,third,quarter,or twelfth ,so that some malas have 56,36,27 and 9 beads. ….
9) There are 108 outlaws in the Chinese classic water margin /outlaws of the Marsh .
10) According to Marma Adi and Ayurveda, there are 108 pressure points in the body.
It also relates to different religions ……….
a) In ISLAM…108 number is used to refer god
b)The SIKH tradition has a mala of 108 knots tied in a wool rather than beads ….
c) In JAINISM ,…108 is combined virtue of five categories holy ones ,including 12,8,36,25 and 27. Virtues respectively…..
d) In BUDDHISM,…some Buddhist carve 108 small buddhas on a walnut for good much . some ring a bell 108 times to celebrate new year . There is said to be 108 virtues to cultivate and 108 defilements to avoid.
e)In CHINESE BUDDHIST and TAOISTS use 108 bead mala,which is called su-chu.