Significance of number 108
We have a lot of numbers in Mathematics. Ever wondered why number 108 is so unique and stands out from the rest! And why it’s widely considered significant since the ancient times.
Let’s know some interesting facts about number 108.
In India, toll-free number 108 is dialled for an emergency.
There are total 108 cards in UNO deck.
It is an abundant number, a semi-perfect number and also a self-number in itself.
Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism
Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism consider it as the holiest number.
Earth & Sun
The distance of the Sun from Earth is 108 times the diameter of the sun. And, the diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.
On April 12, 1961, the first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes by Yuri Gagarin.
Lord Shri Krishna
There are 108 Gopis of Lord Shri Krishna in Vrindavana.
There are said to be 108 notable names of the Vedic Gods and Goddesses.
There are 108 Mukhya Shivaganas.
There are 108 Love Sonnets in Astrophil & Stella.
A bell is chimed 108 times in the Buddhist temples in Japan by the end of the year. They believe that there are 108 earthly temptations that a person must overcome by ringing the bell 108 times to achieve Nirvana.
As per assumptions, there are 108 feelings in a human, out of which 36 are related to the past, 36 relevant to the present, and 36 connected to the future.
According to Ayurveda, there are 108 Pressure Points in the body.
A Japa mala in Hinduism has 108 tulsi beads. The ‘Om’ Japa is chanted 108 times.
Human body’s organs begin to fail from overheating at the internal temperature of 108 degrees Fahrenheit.