We are often told to recite a mantra 108 times. Many people often gather to perform Surya Namaskar 108 times. Have you ever wondered why specifically 108?

Why is 108 considered so sacred in Hinduism?

The number 108 is known as the “Harshad Number” which means joy giver. Vedic cosmology believes that the number 108, which symbolizes the world and all of existence, is the foundation of creation.

Let us see how significant 108 is in our life!!

◾ The distance between the earth and the sun is 108 times the diameter of the sun.
◾ The distance between the earth and the moon is 108 times the diameter of the moon
◾ The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the earth.
◾ There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each of which has a masculine (shiva) and feminine (shakti) aspect. So, 54 multiplied by 2 is 108.
◾ The metal silver represents the moon in Vedic astrology. The atomic weight of silver is 108.
◾ According to Vedic astrology, there are 27 nakshatras occupying 4 directions. So, 27 multiplied by 4 is 108.
◾ Many Indian deities have 108 names.
◾ In Vedic astrology, we have 12 zodiac signs and 9 planets. So, 12 multiplied by 9 is 108.
◾ It is estimated that we breathe 10800 times during sunshine and 10800 times during moonshine.
◾ According to Ayurveda, there are 108 marma points in our body.
◾ The sacred river Ganga spans a longitude of 12 degrees and a latitude of 9 degrees. 12 times 9 is 108.
◾ And many more…

which ones did you know about?
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