## Tuesday, November 17, 2009

### Significance Of Number 108

What is the significance of

Number 108

In Hindu Philosophy!!

As per Indian mythology,

Indian culture has a

Very special significance of
Number 108.

What is this number represent,

And why is it so important?

1)
In one minute, we breathe in approximately 15 times,

In 1 hour 900 times,
And in 12 hours 10800 times,

And in a day 10800 * 2 times.

A day consists
Of 24 hours, and if we set aside half the day

For our day to day routines,
Then one can spend 12 hours

For recitation of ones idol.

Therefore, the
Maximum number of times

That one can recite

"mantra", or perform "Jap" are 10800.

If one wants to obtain 100% benefit of its jap,

Then performing
Jap 108 times will give you the benefit of 100%.

That's why in a "Mala",

It is written in Vedas,

That 1 Jap corresponds to
1 mala (which has 108 beads),

Therefore performing jap of 108 malas will
Result in 100% benefit.

2) Astronomically, there are 27 constellations

In our galaxy, and each one them
Has 4 directions, and 27 * 4 = 108,

In other words the number 108 covers
The whole galaxy.

3) According to Indian scriptures,

Letter 9 corresponds to

Lord Brahma

(the creator of universe).

Mathematically,

The interesting property of 9 is
9x1 = 9
9 x 2 = 18 (8+1 = 9)
9 * 3 = 27 (7+2 = 9)
......................
9 * 12 = 108 (1+0+8 = 9)

Which is an integer divisible by the sum of its digits (Harshad is from Sanskrit, and means "great joy")

Desires: There are said to be 108 earthly desires in mortals.

Lies: There are said to be 108 lies that humans tell.

Delusions: There are said to be 108

Human delusions or forms of ignorance.

Heart Chakra: The chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra.

One of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to Self-realization.

Sanskrit alphabet: There are 54 letters in

The Sanskrit alphabet.

Each has masculine and feminine,

Shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

Pranayama: If one is able to be so calm

In meditation as to have only 108 breaths

In a day, enlightenment will come.