Why 108 is important in Hinduism

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  1. Vikram

    Vikram New Member

    The Hindu rosary or set of mantra tallying has 108 dots. 108 has been a sacrosanct number in the Indian Subcontinent for quite a while. This number is clarified in a wide range of ways.

    The old Indians were brilliant mathematicians and 108 may be the result of an exact scientific operation (e.g. 1 power 1 x 2 power 2 x 3 power 3 = 108) which was thought to have extraordinary numerological centrality.

    Forces of 1, 2, and 3 in math: 1 to first power=1; 2 to second power=4 (2x2); 3 to third power=27 (3x3x3). 1x4x27=108

    Sanskrit letter set: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit letters in order. Each has manly and ladylike, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

    Sri Yantra: On the Sri Yantra there are marmas where three lines meet, and there are 54 such convergences. Every crossing points has manly and female, shiva and shakti qualities. 54 x 2 parallels 108. Along these lines, there are 108 focuses that characterize the Sri Yantra and in addition the human body.

    9 times 12: Both of these numbers have been said to have otherworldly importance in numerous conventions. 9 times 12 is 108. Likewise, 1 in addition to 8 levels with 9. That 9 times 12 rises to 108.

    Heart Chakra: The chakras are the crossing points of vitality lines, and there are said to be a sum of 108 vitality lines merging to shape the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna prompts the crown chakra, and is said to be the way to Self-acknowledgment.

    Marmas: Marmas or marmastanas are similar to vitality crossing points called chakras, with the exception of have less vitality lines merging to shape them. There are said to be 108 marmas in the inconspicuous body.

    Time: Some say there are 108 emotions, with 36 identified with the previous, 36 identified with the present, and 36 identified with what's to come.

    Soothsaying: There are 12 star groupings, and 9 bend portions called namshas or chandrakalas. 9 times 12 parallels 108. Chandra is moon, and kalas are the divisions inside of an entirety.

    Planets and Houses: In soothsaying, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 parallels 108.

    Gopis of Krishna: In the Krishna convention, there were said to be 108 gopis.

    1, 0, and 8: 1 remains for God or higher Truth, 0 remains for vacancy or fulfillment in profound practice, and 8 remains for endlessness or forever.

    Sun and Earth: The distance across of the sun is 108 times the breadth of the Earth.

    Numerical scale: The 1 of 108, and the 8 of 108, when included equivalents 9, which is the quantity of the numerical scale, i.e. 1, 2, 3 ... 10, and so forth., where 0 is not a number.
  2. rahul malik

    rahul malik New Member

    There are said to be 108 energy lines, or nadis, converging to form the heart chakra.

    The mala of 108 beads also represents Krishna, as the head bead, and His 108 most confidential servants. So you chant on all the beads except the Krishna bead, which you turn the mala around and chant the other ways for another "round" of 108 times of chanting. It can also represent the 108 most important of the Upanishads.
    108 is a number known to be referring to spiritual completion, and it is no surprise that the early Vedic sages were renowned mathematicians and in fact invented our number system.

    The earth cycle is supposed to be of 2160 years = 20 x 108. The distance between the Earth and Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.

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