Mystical number 108

The ancient Hindus – excellent mathematicians – have long given special significance to the number 108. The Sanskrit alphabet consists of 54 letters, each of which has a masculine and feminine gender. 54 by 2 = 108. It is believed that the total number of energy connections that represent the heart chakra is 108.

  • In Eastern philosophy, there is also a belief that there are 108 senses: 36 are associated with the past, 36 with the present and 36 with the future.
  • The diameter of the Sun is equal to the diameter of the Earth multiplied by 108 times.
  • According to the Hindu religion, the human soul goes through 108 stages on the path of life. Indian traditions also contain 108 dance forms, and some claim that there are 108 paths to God.
  • In the hall of Valhalla (Norse mythology) – 540 doors (108 * 5)
  • The prehistoric, world-famous Stonehenge monument is 108 feet in diameter.
  • Some schools of Buddhism believe that there are 108 defilements. In Buddhist temples in Japan, at the end of the year, the bell strikes 108 times, thus seeing off the old year and welcoming the new year.
  • The 108 cycles of Surya Namaskar, a yogic sun salutation, is performed during various changes: the change of seasons, as well as serious tragedies in order to bring peace, respect and understanding.
  • The distance from the Earth to the Sun is 108 solar diameters. The distance from the Earth to the Moon is 108 Moon diameters. 27 lunar constellations distribute 4 elements: fire, earth, air and water, or 4 directions – north, south, west, east. It represents all of nature. 27*4 = 108.
  • According to Chinese traditions and Indian Ayurveda, there are 108 acupuncture points on the human body.

And finally, in a leap year there are 366 days and 3*6*6 = 108.

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