Magic Number 108

Significance of Number 108

Number 108 has been widely considered as a divine denomination by almost all major religions on earth. Many interpretations are cited by religions of our times to substantiate the universally divine nature of number 108. But one thing is sure, number 108 is not just a symbol or a mere divine metric, It is a statement and a path laid to man for higher truths.

There are various illustrations which place number 108 as the most sacred of all. Some of the meaning’s of number 108 in mathematical context is that 108 arrives by(1x1x2x2x3x3x3=108) 1 power 1 x 2 power 2 x 3 power 3.  Though 123 doesn’t make any divine connection, spiritually there is a subtle meaning in 123.  1 represents the unmanisfested supreme being, the anadi – who has no beginning or end. The one becomes two and thus creates His manifested forms (The masculine and Feminine) with the power of three i.e. Maya or Cosmic Illusion.

One, Two and Three also signifies Sattvas, Rajas and Tamas.

The 27 constellations which falls under the Fire, Earth, Air and Water signs of the zodiac i.e. 27×4 = 108.

One of the major interpretation of number 108 is the number of 12 zodiac signs multiplied with 9 planets in the zodiac, 9 x 12 = 108.

In eastern philosophy, number 108 is considered as the complete circle. It is the ultimate and end of an event or a phenomenon. That’s why mala or beads used for prayers consists of 108 beads. In india, there are 108 shaivaite (Lord Shiva) shrines and 108 vaishnavite (Lord Vishnu)  shrines.

There are 108 energy centers in our body, and our brain consists of 108 mandalas or spiritual planes.

In numerology, number 108 is the ultimate number. There are many meanings for number 108 in numerology,

In 108, 1 stands for Sun – Creation, 0 stands for the spirit which protects the life itself and 8 stands for Saturn – the destruction.

In the same way, 1 stands for Rajas Guna (means quality of dynamism and passion) 0 stands for sattvas guna (purity, balance and goodness) and 8 stands for tamas guna (darkness and dullness).