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The number 108 holds significant spiritual and cultural importance in Hinduism. There are numerous references and interpretations associated with this number in Hindu traditions. Although the significance and interpretation may vary but 108 anyhow holds a major importance. The number is often seen as symbolic, reflecting the interconnectedness of various aspects of the cosmos, spirituality, and human experience.

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NUMBER ‘108’ IN HINDU RELIGION?

What is the importance of this number

Brahm ~– Brahm = B+R+H+M =23+27+33+25=108. This word ‘BRAHM’ which means the ultimate also sums up to 108.

(1) Tandava is a spiritual dance performed by Lord Shankar. When God becomes furious then he performs this dance. There are total 108 postures in this dance. Not only this, Mahadev also has a total of 108 Ganas.

(2) 108 Gopis have been mentioned in Vrindavan. Chanting the names of these Gopis along with 108 beads, which is called Namjaap, is considered very sacred and auspicious. In Srivaishnava religion, 108 divine regions of Vishnu have been described which are called ‘108 Divyadesham’.

(3) River Ganga which is considered very sacred in Hinduism, spreads over a longitude of 12 degrees and a latitude of 9 degrees. If these two digits are multiplied then we get 108 digits.

(4) The distance between the Earth and the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. Similarly, the distance between the Earth and the Moon is also 108 times the diameter of the Moon.

(5) It is said that a human being has a total of 108 emotions, out of which 36 emotions are related to our past, 36 are related to the present and 36 are related to the future. On the other hand, in Buddhism, man is also asked to develop 108 types of virtues and avoid 108 types of vices.

(6) Rudraksha rosary has 108 beads and mantras are chanted 108 times. Taking God’s name 108 times is also considered auspicious.

(7) At the time of Samudra Manthan, when Vasuki Naga, tied to the Mandar mountain on the Kshir Sagar, was attracted by the gods and demons towards themselves, then 54 gods and 54 demons, a total of 108 people were included in it.

(8) There are 54 alphabets in Sanskrit language. Of these, one is female and the other is male. The number of letters of both the forms adds up to 108.

(9) In Sanatan tradition, number 108 is considered very sacred. This is the reason why any rosary must contain 108 beads or Rudraksha. Along with this, in the mythological period, sages and sages had composed 9 Puranas and 108 Upanishads. There are 108 Shaktipeeths present in India. It is also said in the scriptures that by chanting any Vedic mantra or Gayatri Mantra at least 108 times, a person gets special results of the special worship.

(10) According to Ayurveda scholars, there are a total of 108 pressure points in our body, which are called in English ‘pressure points; are also said to exist. If proper pressure is applied on these pressure points, many types of diseases of the body can be cured and the person can become healthy again. With this, the human body can tolerate temperatures only up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit.

(11) Sun and Moon both have great importance in our astronomical and astrology systems. The distance of the Sun and the Moon from the Earth has been described in our religious texts. If you multiply the diameter of the Sun and the Moon by 108, then you can accurately estimate the distance of the Sun and the Moon from the Earth.

Sun’s diameter – 1.3927 million km.

Distance between Sun and Earth – 1.3927 x 108 = 150.4116 million km.

Moon’s diameter – 3474.2 km.

Distance between Moon and Earth – 3474.2 x 108 = 3,75,213.6 km.

A circle is 360°. According to astrology, there are twelve zodiac signs. which is like this.:-

1. Aries, 2. Taurus, 3. Gemini, 4. Cancer, 5. Leo, 6. Virgo, 7. Libra, 8. Scorpio, 9. Sagittarius, 10. Capricorn, 11. Aquarius, 12. Pisces

1.Ashwin, 2.Bharani, 3.Kritika, 4.Rohini, 5.Mrigashira, 6.Ardra 7.Punarvasu, 8.Pushya, 9.Ashlesha, 10.Magha, 11.Purva Phalguni, 12.Uttara Phalguni, 13 .Hast, 14.Chitra, 15.Swati, 16.Vishakha, 17.Anuradha, 18.Jyestha, 19.Mool, 20.Purvashadha, 21.Uttarashadha, 22.Shravan, 23.Dhanishtha, 24.Shatabhisha, 25.Purva Bhadrapada, 26.Uttara Bhadrapada and 27.Revati.

When 360° is divided by these twelve zodiac signs, we get 30°. Which is the total fraction of a zodiac sign. There are four constellations in one zodiac sign. When a zodiac sign is divided by four constellations, we get 13° 20’. Which is the total fraction of a constellation.

Each Nakshatra has four Padas. When the degree of Nakshatra is divided by these four Padas, we get 3° 20’. Which is a pada part. Similarly, when the fraction of Pada is divided by the fraction of Rashi, 9 Padas are obtained in a Rashi.

Now let us apply mathematical rules on this:-

12 (Rashi) x 9 (Pada) = 108

27 (Nakshatra) x 4 (Pada) = 108

12 (zodiac) x 9 (planet) = 108

This proves that no matter how the multiplication is done, the total product will still be 108.

(12) The number “1” is a sign of God. The number “0” is a sign of inanimate nature. The number “8” is the sign of the multidimensional soul. [These are the three eternal supreme Vedic truths] [This is the sacred Tretvaad] One thing is true from the numbers “2” to “9” that in these eight numbers, life resides in the place of “0”. Is. Therefore, if there is no “0” then no serial calculation etc. can be done. The game of “8” from the consciousness of “1”. “8” means “2” from “9”. What is this “8”? “8” sections or feelings of the mind.

These eight feelings are – 1. Kama (various desires/lust). 2. Anger. 3. Greed. 4. Attachment. 5. Pride (pride). 6. Matsara (burning). 7. Knowledge. 8. Vairag.

(13) Nine rays emanate from one side of the Sun, the head of the solar family, and these emanate differently from all four sides. In this way, there were a total of 36 rays. Based on the sounds of these 36 rays, 36 Sanskrit vowels were formed. In this way, when the nine rays of the Sun come to the Earth, they collide with the eight Basus of the Earth. *The 72 types of sounds produced by the collision of the nine rays of the Sun and the eight Basus of the Earth become the 72 consonants of Sanskrit. Went.

(14) Thus, the Sanskrit alphabet is based on a total of 108 sounds emanating from the universe. The mysterious number 108 has thousands of connections with Hindu-Vedic culture.

The author is an astrologer & a vaastu expert.