What’s So Special About Number 108?

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.

  • Emergency Number

    In India, toll-free number 108 is dialled for an emergency.

Via – thehindu.com
  • UNO Game

    There are total 108 cards in UNO deck.

  • Mathematics

    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.

  • Space

    On April 12, 1961, the first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes by Yuri Gagarin.

  • Via – un.org
  • Lord Shri Krishna

    There are 108 Gopis of Lord Shri Krishna in Vrindavana.

  • Via – quoracdn.net
  • Goddess names

    There are said to be 108 notable names of the Vedic Gods and Goddesses.

  • Lord Shiva

    There are 108 Mukhya Shivaganas.

  • Literature

    There are 108 Love Sonnets in Astrophil & Stella.

  • Buddhism Belief

    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.

  • Human Feelings

    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.

  • Martial Arts

    According to Ayurveda, there are 108 Pressure Points in the body.

  • Japa Mala

  • A Japa mala in Hinduism has 108 tulsi beads. The ‘Om’ Japa is chanted 108 times.

    • Science

    Human body’s organs begin to fail from overheating at the internal temperature of 108 degrees Fahrenheit.

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